Bobby Flay Divorce Gets Uglier

Stephanie March doesn't like her spousal support
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2015 10:54 AM CDT
Chef Bobby Flay and actress Stephanie March attend the HBO "Girls" premiere after-party at Capitale on Jan. 9, 2013, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Bobby Flay has officially filed for divorce, and—as you may have guessed—so far it appears to be shaping up as a nasty one. Yesterday, Flay asked a court to uphold his prenuptial agreement with wife of 10 years Stephanie March, the New York Post reports. But that prenup requires him to pay March just $5,000 a month, and when he sent a check for that amount to March over the weekend, her lawyer reportedly sent it right back and claimed the prenup is "unenforceable." (Flay is reportedly worth more than $20 million.) Sources say Flay also canceled March's credit card over the weekend, since he doesn't want to pay her more than the aforementioned $5,000 per month.

Yesterday, sources told Page Six the credit card cancellation was also part of the couple's agreement for how things would proceed should their marriage end. And sources close to Flay tell TMZ that the celebrity chef has pointed out that if March didn't like the terms of the prenup, she didn't have to sign it 10 years ago. TMZ has more details of the prenup: Apparently the $5,000 a month only lasts for five years, and Flay only has to pay March $1 million to buy her out of their $8 million home, plus $50,000 to pack and move. But March's lawyers are reportedly threatening to air the couple's dirty laundry in order to goad him into a settlement that gives their client more. (Sources also say the prenup doesn't include an infidelity clause—if that's true, it wouldn't be affected even if Flay had cheated with, say, January Jones.)

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