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Giada De Laurentiis: I didn't date Bobby Flay, Matt Lauer or John Mayer

TV chef says Matt Lauer, Bobby Flay are just good friends


Giada De Laurentiis is firing back at rumors she was romantically involved with several men — including the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer — before announcing her divorce from fashion designer husband Todd Thompson, reports the New York Post. 

The TV chef responded to a story in Star magazine that she had a flirty interlude in 2011 with the married Lauer in Barbados, where he was filming a “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” segment. 

But Giada responded Wednesday, “My long-time friendships with my co-workers Matt Lauer and Bobby Flay are exactly that — long-time friendships.”

She added to Gossip Cop, “There has never been a romantic relationship with these two men.” She also denied what Star called a “steamy tryst” with John Mayer.

A “Today” rep told us of the Lauer report, “This story is false, period.”

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