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Did Ted Allen just out his fellow Food Network star Anne Burrell?

Preliminary reports say the "Chopped" host disclosed Burrell's sexuality in an interview with Sirius XM host Romaine Patterson, set to air on Monday, May 21 on Sirius Out Q 108.

Though the Food Network courts a sizable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) audience, none of its major star chefs have publicly come out -- a fact which has apparently not gone unnoticed by its creators.

Earlier this week, the legendary singer, 65, and his girlfriend Alexis Roderick announced that they were expecting their first child together.

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Well-publicized allegations that she had high-wire flings with Bobby Flay, Matt Lauer and John Mayer before supposedly busting up her own marriage — and that of TV producer Shane Farley, with whom she was recently spotted canoodling on the beach in Mexico — have made De Laurentiis’s wish come true. “Once she started on the Food Network [back in 2003], she wanted to be a star and make as much money as possible,” says Allen Salkin, author of “From Scratch: The Uncensored History of the Food Network.” There are those who believe that 45-year-old De Laurentiis’ decision to hitch her wagon to a new guy — going from husband of 11 years Todd Thompson, a fashion designer for Anthropologie, to producer Farley — fits a pattern of manhandled ambition.

They see it reflecting an aggressive desire to align herself with men who can help advance her career.

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