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Report: Alton Brown finalizes divorce

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Atlanta's best known food expert Alton Brown has finalized his divorce with his wife DeAnna, according to E! Online.

Brown, former host of "Good Eats" and current host of "Iron Chef America" and "Cutthroat Kitchen," filed for divorce last year, the story said, citing an unnamed source.

I've talked to Brown a few times before over the past decade. He struck me as all business, very private. I recall he got upset when I even printed what city he lives in. I'm certain he is not thrilled this news has been publicized.

Not surprisingly, Brown has not addressed it on social media, though he did link to a Men's Journal story about him that focused on his business: food.

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The E! story noted that it's been a tough year for two other Food Network personalities and their significant others.

Just one month ago, Bobby Flay filed for divorce from his wife and Law & Order: SVU actress Stephanie March.

And last December, Giada de Laurentiis and husband Todd Thompson revealed that they had been separated for months. Todd ultimately filed for divorce before the new year citing irreconcilable differences.

All three have been judges on "Food Network Star," which returns this summer for an 11th season. Flay and de Laurentiis will be back as judges, but Brown is choosing not to partake this season. The show will have rotating guest judges including former 'Top Chef: All Stars" winner and former Atlantan Richard Blais. That show returns Sunday, June 7 at 9 p.m.

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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