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Giada De Laurentiis Denies Rumored Affair With Bobby Flay

Gossip sites claim she also had affairs with Matt Lauer and John Mayer.

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Food Networkperson and over-enunciator Giada De Laurentiis can't catch a break from the press. Just last week she announced that she was divorcing her fashion designer husband Todd Thompson after 11 years of marriage, and now the gossip rags are circulating all kinds of rumors. The TV host wrote in a statement on her website that the split was "amicable" but gossip sites do not believe her. According to the Daily Mail, sources say De Laurentiis had affairs with everyone from the Today show's Matt Lauer to fellow Food Networkperson and chef Bobby Flay, who she at one point was set to host a morning show with.

De Laurentiis denies all of the rumors. "My long-time friendships with my co-workers Matt Lauer and Bobby Flay are exactly that — long-time friendships," De Laurentiis said in a statement to Gossip Cop. The cooking show host — who allegedly stays thin by spitting out all of her food — has also been linked to sleazy crooner John Mayer in the past.

While she separated from her husband in 2014, the year wasn't entirely awful for De Laurentiis. She opened her first eponymous restaurant at The Cromwell in Las Vegas over the Summer.

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