Antonia Lofaso’s appearance on ‘The Bachelorette’ sparked rumors about her dating life and daughter.
The death of Antonia Lofaso’s rapper partner Heavy D caused a lot of turmoil in her life, especially because their daughter was only 11 years old at the time.
That unfortunate occurrence did not deter her from pursuing her passion. Her appearance on the 16th season of the dating reality shows The Bachelorette, however, made headlines.
Many people wondered if she was back in the dating game nine years after her boyfriend died.
Has the celebrity chef been linked to a potential love interest? Continue reading to find out!
Fans thought Lofaso was finally dating after her appearance on ‘The Bachelorette.’
The celebrity chef made a brief appearance on The Bachelorette’s sixteenth season episode on December 15th.
However, that was enough to enrage fans of both the show and the chef.
After one of the show’s top contenders, Ben Smith took the 16th bachelorette Tayshia Adams on a hometown date, she was cast in the show.
The chef’s appearance, however, was not as sensational as some would have you believe.
Smith informed Adams prior to the potential couple’s date that she would be meeting Antonia for a stimulating date at the Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs.
Smith remarked, “As I previously stated, my life is full of strong, decisive, bold, independent women, and the two women you’ll meet today are two of my favorites — a very close family friend, Antonia, who is with me more than anyone else. And you and she share an uncanny resemblance.”
Lofaso and Smith have a long history together, and the two have appeared on each other’s Instagram several times over the years.
“Happy Birthday Antonia, I love you very much,” Smith captioned a video with the chef in November 2020. “I appreciate you for being who you are.” But as of May 2021, the post has been removed from his account.
In addition to being a close family friend, Lofaso also trains in Smith’s gym, Deuce.
And all the connection between Lofaso and Smith and her appearance in the show made fans crazy and led to several speculations of them possibly dating sometime in the past.
“Is nobody gonna talk about the fact that Bens’s family friend is ANTONIA LOFASO FROM FOOD NETWORK?!?! #TheBachelorette,” one wrote on Twitter.
Her Inexplicable Love for Daughter Comes First before Any Affair
Despite the rumors of her dating possible boyfriend, Lofaso has remained single (at least publicly) ever since the death of her boyfriend in 2011.
FYI, Lofaso and Heavy D had never confirmed if they were married or husband and wife — but it was always official that they were partners and parents to their daughter, Xea Myers.
Despite the fact that Heavy D died when her daughter was only eleven years old, the renowned chef has spoken about receiving a lot of aid from his family in raising her daughter, who is now 21 years old.
Despite having a lot on her plate, including her two restaurants and running Black Market Liquor Bar, Lofaso makes time for her daughter.
She never forgets her priorities as a mother, prioritizing her kid over her passion for cooking and any potential personal relationship.
She frequently posts pictures of her baby on Instagram, as well as updates on major occasions in her daughter’s life.
Furthermore, Lofaso does not require a special occasion to post her daughter’s grins on Instagram. She is always uploading images of her daughter, thanking her for simply being there.
When it comes to sharing moments with her mother, her daughter Myers isn’t far behind. She also frequently shares photos of herself and her mother, ranging from the most mundane to the most memorable occasions.