Last Friday, TMZ reported that January Jones got into a car accident close to her LA home. She hit three parked cars, and blamed the paparazzi for following her, and then for photographing her when she got out of her car. After she hit the parked cars, she handed her license to a bystander and walked the short distance to her house where she changed clothes and came back chewing gum. Many people thought that January was likely drunk when she plowed into those cars, but the cops weren’t going to open an investigation for either drunk driving or the “hit and run” nature, considering January did come back to the scene, and they wouldn’t be able to determine if she was drunk while she was driving, or if she had a drink when she went home to change.
However, a few hours after TMZ reported the accident, they came out with an update - apparently after getting into the accident, January immediately called Bobby Flay, celebrity chef and husband to actress Stephanie March. Allegedly, Flay and Jones were at the same party, and she had gotten his number because she wanted the name of his decorator or some sketchy excuse like that. Bobby Flay came to the scene of the accident and advised January. He also fed TMZ some bullsh-t excuse and claimed that he “didn’t know why” January called him. Many of us thought… well, that January and Bobby were (and are?) boning. Now Star Magazine (via Jezebel) has many more details about their alleged relationship:
Are January Jones and Bobby Flay having an affair? She called him to the scene of her car accident — though he claims that they had just met earlier that night at a party, and that he only gave her his number because he was going to help her remodel her kitchen.
However. Flay is currently married to Stephanie March of Law & Order SVU. He has a history of cheating.
Bobby claims he and January were at a party at Gordon Ramsay’s Boxwood Cafe at the London West Hollywood Hotel with a group of people, but eyewitness Tom Becktold says that January and Bobby “were sitting side by side at the bar, very close, drinking together. I definitely didn’t take them to have recently met, like Bobby is claiming. They seemed to know each other very well.”
They had two beers each, and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne. They talked and flirted happily. Then she went upstairs to his room.
Another eyewitness adds: “I don’t know how long they were up there, but it definitely long enough to hook up.”
The mag really did some homework, letting us know that Stephanie March is his third wife, and he’s been touchy-feely with women while married in the past. Two nights before the crash, January was seen arriving home at 10:15 am wearing the same dress she’d worn to step out the previous evening — and looking disheveled.
[From Star Magazine via Jezebel]
I didn’t know that Stephanie March was his third wife. I went looking for any gossip about him screwing around on March or his other wives, and I couldn’t find anything that seemed credible, although I did find this article in which Flay is described as pretty much a horrible, arrogant nightmare. So, should we believe the insinuations of an affair between January and Bobby? I don’t know. I kind of believe the affair story because the cover story seems totally weird and half-cocked (if you will).