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Cheers To New Beginnings: 'Law & Order: SVU' Star Stephanie March Found Love Again After Difficult Divorce From Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay

Date October 17, 2019

Divorce can be a very tough thing to go through. When you get married, you imagine having a whole, full life together that will stand the test of time. As a result, divorce often brings with it feelings of disappointment, sadness, and hopelessness.

However, rather than wallow in all that, Law & Order: SVU actress Stephanie March chose to forge ahead after her own separation and now she has found love again.

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On April 10, 2015, celebrity chef Bobby Flay filed for divorce from Stephanie March after they had been living separately for months, EOnline reported.

The New York Post alleged that the couple broke up because Bobby was having an affair with his assistant Elyse Tirrell.

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Their divorce ended up making tabloid headlines as the proceedings got complicated when the ex-spouses couldn't settle on the monthly support amount that Bobby was expected to pay.

They were eventually officially divorced by July 2015.

Coping with the end and moving on

In an essay for Refinery29, Stephanie opened up how tough things were towards the end. She wrote that at age 39, her career was not going as well as she had hoped and everything was falling apart at home.

She then decided to change her body and undergo breast augmentation in August 2014 which she ended up regretting.

I decided to change my body because I couldn't change my life.

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By April 2015, she determined that it was time to get rid of the implants. It was around the same time that her marriage was ending.

While getting through the divorce must not have been easy, Stephanie was open to finding love again. And soon she started dating tech investor Dan Benton after they met through mutual friends.

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They made their first official red carpet debut together at the Inaugural Whitney Collection Award gala in April 2016. He proposed in July that year and the two went ahead to tie the knot.

Life after divorce

In November 2015, Stephanie opened up to ExtraTV about her life after divorce. She said she wanted to remain positive and focus on the good things in her life including her "great friends," and her business.

She also appreciated that she had a strong network of supportive people so she didn't spend much time feeling sorry for herself. She mentioned that seeing her private life become public knowledge wasn't easy, though.

It's not pleasant to see your private life out there.

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Many people can relate to Stephanie March's struggle as she desperately tried to save a marriage then eventually had to accept that it's over and move on. But her story is an inspiration and a reminder that things can always turn around even when they look bleak.

Congratulations to the talented actress on finding happiness again and being unafraid to explore new beginnings.