In 2012, “Chopped” host Ted Allen was invited to speak on Romaine Patterson’s Sirius XM show, where Allen revealed information about fellow Food Network star Anne Burrell’s sexuality that landed him in the dog house, per E! News. Allen stated, “I’m not going to put a label on Anne, but she is dating a woman right now.”Listeners were shocked to learn that Burrell has dated women.
While the “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” star had kept her love life out of the public eye, her representative told Page SixAllen’s outing of her on the radio was not offensive or upsetting, she said. According to the rep, Burrell was actually dating a woman. “very private,”Burrell, however, hadn’t intentionally kept their relationship a secret. “secret.”She continued, “They have been together for a couple of years and spend a lot of time together.”
Burrell spoke through a representative and did not speak directly on the topic of her sexuality. However, it was widely assumed that she was a lesbian for many decades after the incident with Allen. According to SportskeedaThe Food Network celebrity even got engaged “Top Chef” star Koren Grieveson, but they split before tying the knot. Burrell surprised fans again by revealing that she was still engaged to a man in 2020.