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Did Ted Allen 'out' Food Network star Anne Burrell?

By Jillian Claybrook,

Culinary personality Ted Allen recently appeared on Romaine Patterson’s Sirius XM show and made a very personal revelation… about Anne Burrell.

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef host Anne Burrell, has one less secret now that Ted Allen essentially outed her in an interview set to air on Monday, May 21. The Huffington Post reports that Allen disclosed the sexuality of his fellow Food Network star.

“I am not going to put a label on Anne, but she is dating a woman right now,” Allen stated, according to Us Weekly.

One might think that Burrell may feel resentment at having such personal information revealed in an interview by someone other than herself, but Burrell’s rep told the New York Post’s Page Six that what Burrell feels about Allen’s confession is quite contrary to popular belief.

“Anne doesn’t feel she was outed. She has made no secret of her relationship,” her rep said. “Her significant other is a very private woman. They have been together for a couple of years and spend a lot of time together. It is no secret in the culinary world.”

That statement seems to contradict Page Six’s description of Burrell’s reaction to the news of Allen’s comments. According to Us, Page Six reported that Burrell, looking rather “alarmed,” abruptly left filming of her series last Thursday saying that she had “a situation to deal with,” after news broke of what Allen said during his interview.

Page Six reveals that Burrell’s partner is a chef as well.

 
 

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