Giada De Laurentiis Denies Matt Lauer Affair

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis is not only going through a divorce, she’s having to respond to rumors that she had an affair with Matt Lauer. She also took time out of her day to say that she has not had relations with Bobby Flay, either.

According to The New York Post, De Laurentiis rebuffed a report from Star that said she had a “flirty interlude” with Lauer while he was filming a Today show segment in Barbados. “It was almost uncomfortable, together in the ocean in bathing suits, like high school sweethearts,” a source told Star.

“My long-time friendships with my co-workers Matt Lauer and Bobby Flay are exactly that — long-time friendships,” said De Laurentiis. A Today show spokesperson added “This story is false, period.”

Let’s hope this clears the air and that we have never have to type “flirty interlude” again.

Publish date: January 8, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT