Devoted Food Network viewers might be surprised to hear about the divorce of one of the network's most prominent chefs. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has reportedly called it quits from his marriage to actress Stephanie March. Rumors of potential affairs had surfaced shortly before the couple announced their divorce.
Flay and March had been married for 10 years before Flay vacated the couple's New York marital home. Rumors of Flay being unfaithful to March originally surfaced in 2010, but he denied those allegations. Still, Flay maintained a reputation for being friendly with other women.
Although they have no children and will not have to deal with figuring out a child custody agreement, reaching an agreeable divorce settlement might not be easy. Those close to the couple say that arguments over property division have already begun. When the pair married in 2005, they signed a prenuptial agreement, but it appears as though March may have some objections to its terms. The agreement reportedly favors Flay, though it is unclear what issues the prenup addresses.
Many New York couples now enter into prenuptial agreements before walking down the aisle. For most people, protecting certain assets or addressing issues concerning children from a previous marriage just makes sense. However, when a couple decides to divorce, it is not necessarily uncommon for one party to decide that he or she is less than pleased with the agreement's terms. While it is possible to request that an agreement be found invalid, there must be compelling evidence to justify this request, such as demonstrating that one party was unfairly coerced into signing.
Source: New York Daily News, "Bobby Flay files for divorce from Stephanie March after 10 years of marriage: report", Kirthana Ramisetti, April 10, 2015