Food Network star Anne Burrell has
announced she's gay.
The 42-year-old Burrell, who host
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and also appears on Worst
Cooks in America and
Iron Chef America, told The New York Post's Page Six
that she is currently dating a woman.
Burrell spoke up after Food Network
personality Ted Allen, who is openly gay, inadvertently outed her
during a radio interview last Friday.
“I'm not going to put a label on
Anne, but she is dating a woman right now,” Allen, a former cast
member of Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, told
SiriusXM host Romaine Patterson.
A spokesperson for Burrell told Page
Six: “Anne doesn't feel she was outed. She has made no
secret of her relationship. 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.”
Citing unnamed sources, Page Six
reported that Burrell's girlfriend is another top James Beard
Award-winning chef and that Burrell appeared alarmed when she learned
of Allen's comments.