Bobby Flay is the first ever chef to be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality TV personality Bobby Flay received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Tuesday.
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The 50-year old Flay is the 2553rd recipient and the first ever chef to be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
“I just want to make sure that everybody understands – because I know there’s been a little confusion – I am not getting this star for my cameos in “Entourage” Bobby Flay said jokingly. “I know there is a little debate about that, but honestly to be the first chef to get a star is really truly an amazing milestone.”
Bobby Flay was joined by his mother, 19-year old daughter Sophie and ex-wife Kate Connelly. The event was also attended by award-winning chef Michael Symon and Food Network president Brooke Johnson.
Johnson praised the contributions of Bobby Flay on Food Network, saying. “Bobby was one of the first personalities to see the benefits of unproven entity that was Food TV back at the very beginning of Food Network…His passion and skills as a chief are undeniable… I would say Bobby Flay has become a go-to resource for a generation of television watchers as well as TV personalities.
Flay dedicated this achievement to his daughter, who also said a few words about his father later on. “I need to dedicate this truly honorable moment to the most important person in my life, my daughter Sophie.”
The chef owns a number of restaurants across the United States and has hosted several cooking shows on Food Network. He has made appearances on other shows as well including "Entourage" and "Portlandia."
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Bobby Flay’s professional life seems quite settled but his personal life is deeply disturbed. According to People, he has recently filed a divorce from wife Stephanie March, the star of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” after the couple was officially separated earlier this year. Flay also faced the allegations that he cheated on his wife which he reportedly denied. It will be Flay’s third divorce.