It’s no secret that Bobby Flay’s recent relationship with Food Network star Christina Pérez has had a good effect on the Food Network star’s popularity.
At a gallery opening, the Beat Bobby Flay actor says, “I walked over to two buddies and was like, ‘What are you guys talking about?'” PEOPLE’s Friday edition features an interview with the Beat Bobby Flay star. “Their tone was accusatory: “You are the subject of our conversation!” You look so joyful, and I’m glad to see it.'”
Flay, 57, and Pérez, 40, met through mutual acquaintances and began dating about a year ago. They went public with their romance in November at the Breeders’ Cup World Championship, where Flay’s horse Pizza Bianca finished first.
“She’s a real charmer. In fact, I’m overjoyed to have met her “Glowing about her work on Throwdown With Michael Symon, which is currently airing on the Food Network, Bobby Flay says. It has been an extremely stressful time in my life, but she’s always been there for me at the end of the day.
His lifestyle has also been impacted by Pérez, a Wisconsin native who has worked for Glamour, Vogue, and Lucky and has had her work published in numerous sources such as Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, and Harper’s Bazaar. A lot less meat is being used in the recipes that Flay is learning from Gordon. “As a result, I’ve suddenly become quite the hiker. I’m getting a taste of the Zen California way now that I’ve been here for a while.”
An acquaintance of the couple adds that the couple’s admiration for each other is plain to see. An insider tells PEOPLE that “she was taken to his sense of humor, friendliness, confidence, and enthusiasm.” “He treats her like a princess.”
For the holidays, they plan to spend time together. The celebrity chef says he plans to prepare some Puerto Rican fare on Christmas Day. At Christmas, I want to make sure she feels like she’s being properly represented because she’s part Puerto Rican and I’m a big fan of that food.
Flay’s paella dish is Pérez’s favorite on non-holidays, according to a friend of the couple. According to the source, “It brings back memories of her family,” she said.
When Christina Pérez kissed her boyfriend Bobby Flay on his birthday, she said, “I love you.”
Flay’s own family, including his 25-year-old daughter Sophie from his second marriage, is overjoyed to see her father in such a passionate relationship.
Christina and Sophia have a mutual admiration society, according to Flay. It’s impossible for me to have a better life than having two of the most important women in it get along.