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Food Network Star Anne Burrell's Rep: It's 'No Secret' She's Gay

On last week's SiriusXM Derek and Romaine show, Romaine Patterson and Chopped host Ted Allen were discussing chef Anne Burrell, and talk turned to Burrell's sexuality.

BurrellSaid Patterson: “I also love it when Anne Burrell is on the show primarily because I have the biggest crush on her. Whether or not she’s a lesbian, I don’t care. She’s my girl!”

Added Allen: "I’m not going to put a label on Anne, but she is dating a woman right now. She was really cool. You’ve got some competition."

Since Burrell has never discussed it publicly, the talk Allen and Patterson's discussion generated has now compelled her rep to release a statement, Page Six reports:

Burrell’s rep 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.”

Sources tell us Burrell’s girlfriend is another top James Beard Award-winning chef. Sources also said Burrell — an instructor at New York’s Institute of Culinary Education — appeared alarmed when she learned of Allen’s comments while shooting her show

She was filming at Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Meatpacking District last Thursday, but bolted out — telling the production crew she had “a situation to deal with” and sped off on her bicycle, returning to the set the next day.

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  1. Good for Anne! I enjoy her cooking show. Almost anyone with a passion for what they're doing is fun to watch.

    Posted by: sparks | May 25, 2012 11:44:49 AM


  2. WHAT A Shocker! I knew she was a lesbian the first time I saw her on World worst chef show.

    Posted by: Dairyqueen | May 25, 2012 11:45:03 AM


  3. I think Anne Burrell is wonderful, and I wish her and her significant other great happiness.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | May 25, 2012 11:46:11 AM


  4. I think Anne Burrell is wonderful, and I wish her and her significant other great happiness.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | May 25, 2012 11:46:15 AM


  5. It would be nice if the gays themselves didn't act like being gay and out or outed was a situation to deal with. Then maybe the rest of the world wouldn't either.

    Posted by: Donald | May 25, 2012 11:55:20 AM


  6. Good for her! Could y'all have found a worse photo of her though?

    Posted by: Meg | May 25, 2012 12:14:19 PM


  7. @Donald: Folks only act like being outed is a bad thing when they work/live in a place where being outed is dangerous to them personally/professionally!

    Posted by: Meg | May 25, 2012 12:15:31 PM


  8. We love Anne! She has an awesome spirit and a great talent. My husband and I wish her well in her relationship and life.

    No need to be alarmed, gurl, times have changed and we got your back!

    Posted by: Mic | May 25, 2012 12:17:11 PM


  9. I have been a long time fan of Anne, partly because I thought here's this really cool lesbian who made exactly the kind of food I like to eat (and have now learned to cook thanks to her).

    Then a while back I was disappointed when I saw an article in Time Out NY that said she was seeking men to date. I was still a big fan, just less so, because this person I admired so much didn't actually have the shared experience of growing up gay that I assumed she had.

    I'm thrilled that she's officially out. I think she's a great example of how awesome gay people can be, and that sexual orientation doesn't matter for showing people how to cook food, or be visible doing anything for that matter.

    Posted by: John | May 25, 2012 1:11:39 PM


  10. LOVE her and she's indirectly responsible for me and my boyfriend being together; he said he was a big Food Network fan and I asked him who his favorite chef was and he said Anne and it was then I knew he was the one for me

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | May 25, 2012 1:28:49 PM


  11. Was there any mention of her being in the pay of "Big Salt"? Or that she was considering entering a 12 step program to deal with her dependence on sodium chloride? *grin*

    Posted by: CanadianObserver | May 25, 2012 2:15:08 PM


  12. Anne's adorable. I love watching her.

    Posted by: Yuki | May 25, 2012 4:32:50 PM


  13. I thought she was always out...or maybe it's just some of the things that she says lead me to assume she was queer. Love her!

    Posted by: jim | May 25, 2012 4:59:47 PM


  14. I love Anne Burrell so much.

    Posted by: Scott | May 25, 2012 5:12:46 PM


  15. She has referred to her "Husbabd" on her show, deceptive Ann. Also she uses way too much salt!

    Posted by: LeroyJ | May 25, 2012 5:43:33 PM


  16. Husband*

    Hard to type with 2 fingers bandaged,

    Posted by: LeroyJ | May 25, 2012 5:44:05 PM


  17. I hear you on the salt thing, way too much and I can not trust a cook who NEVER uses black pepper. NEVER!!

    Posted by: Not one of the crowd | May 25, 2012 9:29:55 PM


  18. OMG -Anne Burrell is a lesbian? Thats crazy talk! Next you'll be telling me that a clear liquid falls from the sky at various intervals!

    But seriously, if you watch the Food Network, you'll notice that a majority of (but not all) women in the profession are lesbians.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 26, 2012 12:29:36 AM


  19. Ted was a ass for saying anything without her permission whether she's "publicly out" or not.

    Posted by: Warmsun | May 26, 2012 10:19:08 AM


  20. i mean "AN ASS" - stoopid typewriter

    Posted by: Warmsun | May 26, 2012 10:20:13 AM


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