Food Network Star Comes Out

by | May 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM | TV News

TV Chef Anne Burrell (Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

Not that it’s a big “Secret,” but “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” host Anne Burrell confirms she is a lesbian.

The private life of the platinum-haired Food Network star came out in the open thanks to another culinary star, when “Chopped’s” Ted Allen revealed on Romaine Patterson’s Sirius XM show that, “I am not going to put a label on Anne, but she is dating a woman right now.”

Although reports claim an “alarmed” Burrell bolted off the set when she heard the news that her sexuality had been broadcast on the air, a rep for the TV chef, whose partner is also a chef, tells the New York Post:

“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.”

Check Out One of Anne Burrell’s Recipes Below: