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Stephanie March and Bobby Flay may have split after 10 years of marriage, but as with many other divorces in celeb land, it's rife with trouble and complications. Now, in the latest of a series of public comments, the Law and Order: SVU star's team has responded to her ex-husband's team, and the current drama has March less than pleased.
As her attorney Deborah Lans put it in a statement to E! News: "Stephanie is terribly upset by what she has been reading in the paper."
What's she's reading, of course, are speculative rumors, comments fom Team Flay, and a constant back-and-forth about what caused their split. Page Six claimed the celebrity chef had been having an affair with his 28-year-old assistant, Elyse Tirrell — which is up for debate — but Flay's rep told E! that his team "will continue to refrain from responding to the continued efforts by certain parties to spread rumors and innuendo ... his specific allegation was in a letter sent from one attorney in this case to the other. It was written and then leaked specifically to try to insert this story into the press, and that's unfortunate."
Flay's rep then brought something else to light: the drama was actually revolving around a decade-old prenup. "Even more unfortunate is that all of this is being done in order to renegotiate a pre-nuptial agreement that was agreed to over a decade ago and never amended during the marriage," the rep said.
But the actress's attorney had her own words about what Flay's reps have been saying. "I would say that what Bobby's lawyer and his friends are saying is a combination of speculation and projection on their part," she said in the same statement to E!, while also admitting that the problem at hand is, in fact, the prenup. "There are profound issues with the agreement that was signed [three days before their wedding] but we will deal with those in court."
"I'm confident a court will consider the agreement to be unconscionable," she added.
Prenups can be notoriously difficult to untangle, but in the meantime, per Lans's statement, "Stephanie hopes people will respect her privacy and be sophisticated to read through what's coming from the other side."
And as with many splits and prenups — in and out of Hollywood — this likely will take a court to settle the dust and drama.