It’s a well-known fact that having a way with food is a universally sexy quality, so it’s no surprise that celebrity chefs get their fair share of celebrity tail. Check out the slide show below for all the celebrity arm candy being touted by today’s culinary titans (and it isn’t strictly a boys’ club!).
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Bobby Flay and Stephanie March
Food Network titan Bobby Flay, the third time's a charm. He married his third wife Stephanie March, better known to Law & Order: SVU fans as ADA Alex Cabot on February 20th, 2005, and the couple is still happily hitched. Well, "happily," except for that one teeny tiny rumor that he was having an affair with , which hit the fan when she called him to the scene of a car accident in which she plowed three cars in one ride. The January Jones back in 2010 Mad Men star blamed the crash on the paparazzi who were crowding her, and claimed that she only had Flay's number because she was redecorating her kitchen? Sure. And several people totally didn't see them sneak off to Bobby's hotel room together while at a party at Gordon Ramsay’s Boxwood Cafe. Nope. Not at all.
Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price
Is it the accent that earns
Curtis Stone heartthrob status in the culinary world? The boyband hair? We always find him to be a little vanilla, but, no matter, because he's evenly matched with drop dead gorge actress Lindsay Price. She's best known for roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Lipstick Jungle, as well as stints on the soap circuit in All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful. The couple has been dating since 2009, welcomed son Hudson in 2011, and got engaged just last month. Congrats, kids!
Robert Irvine and Gail Kim
in ceremony planned snout-to-tail by Robert himself for a Chef Robert Irvine wed professional wrestler Gail Kim this past May Restaurant Impossible special entitled -- what else -- Wedding Impossible. The entire nuptials were a surprise to Gail, who wasn't allowed to plan anything, and was only tasked by Robert with showing up looking beautiful. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: if you propose to us with a chocolate diamond, we'll let you do whatever you want, right down to allowing . Guy Fieri to cater our rehearsal dinner
Bobby Deen and Katy Mixon
Paula Deen's son Bobby hosts Not My Mama's Meals, cooking up a lighter version of his mother's iconic Southern fare, and we can't help but think that perhaps his famous mom had something to do with his romantic coupling. He reportedly developed a crush on actress Katy Mixon while watching her on HBO's Eastbound and Down, and confessed that he'd drop everything for the chance to meet her. Lo and behold, one day, the Florida native magically appeared on the Deens' Atlanta family compound. The two have been together ever since, and now she's even invited to do appearances on the shows and go on Deen family vacays. In the meantime, Katy has also beefed up her acting resume with a recurring role on CBS's Mike and Molly.
Marcus Samuelsson and Maya Haile
Top Chef: Masters winner Marcus Samuelsson landed in Harlem from Ethiopia by way of Sweden, but his unusual upbringing is uncannily mirrored by his gorge, solid-foot-taller-than-him-in-heels-which-she-is-not-afraid-to-wear wife Maya Haile. She, too, is Ethiopian, but was raised in Holland, and moved to New York as a nurse, only to be discovered by a modeling scout. She quickly climbed the ranks of high fashion modeling, and it was while living in a model barracks with seven other women in New York that she first spotted Marcus in a segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“He was telling Ellen how he was born in Ethiopia and how he loved to cook with his grandma,” Haile told Gourmet Magazine. “I had tears in my eyes.”
They were later introduced by a mutual friend at a housewarming party, and the rest was history. Their wedding ceremony took place in Ethiopia and was documented in a spread in , natch. Martha Stewart Weddings
Rocco DiSpirito and Tracey Edmonds
Back in 2008,
Rocco DiSpirito dated producer Tracey Edmonds, who was once fake married to Eddie Murphy and for real married to BabyFace. She's a Stanford grad and the COO of Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc., which turned out such hit films as Soul Food. Of course, eventually Rocco and Tracey split, because now she's dating Deion Sanders, and Rocco is looking for love on such reality dating shows as The Choice. You can choose who came out on top in that breakup.
Sandra Lee and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Who says ladies can't troll for arm candy?
Semi-Homemade Cooking star Sandra Lee is currently dating her live-in boyf, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The couple has no plans to marry, which we hear is unconventional for governors to do these days, resulting in the media awkwardly referring to Sandy as Cuomo's First Ladylove. She rather adorably calls his three daughters her "semi-homemade children," and has said that when they decide they want the couple to get married is when they'll make it official. For now, she just bakes cookies with them and decorates governor's mansions.