Bobby Flay had a lot to celebrate on Tuesday – he was the first chef to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Flay, 50, was joined by his mom Dorothy along with his 19-year-old daughter Sophie – who said a few sweet words about her dad’s achievement – as well as his ex-wife, Sophie’s mom Kate Connelly.The Chew co-host Michael Symon and the Food Network president Brooke Johnson were also at hand to give speeches.
“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,” Flay joked. “I know there’s a little debate about that, but honestly to be the first chef to get a star is really truly an amazing milestone”
a prank couldn’t put a damper on the day: A banner with the word “CHEATER” flew in the sky over Flay’s head, but the grill master didn’t seem to see it.
This is Flay’s first public appearance since he filed for divorce from wife Stephanie March in April. The former couple – whose split quickly turned contentious with allegations that Flay cheated on theLaw & Order: SVU actress – tied the knot 10 years ago after dating for four years. It is Flay’s third divorce.