Tony Luke and Jen Carroll: He Says She’s Just a Friend

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Jen Carroll Photo: Collin Keefe

They must've been smoking the good stuff over at Philebrity yesterday when they ran with a post about a supposed love connection between Jen Carroll and Tony Luke. Citing a lengthy email exchange with an unnamed source, the grandfather of all local blogs passed along that Carroll and Luke were a thing, and were ready to go public with it. Its not such a stretch, really. No doubt the Prince of Roast Pork is looking pretty svelte and handsome these days, after shedding more than a hundred pounds.

And the Top Chef finalist went on the record last year with the Daily News, stating that she was eager to change her relationship status and that she prefers men of the brawnier and extra-manly variety. Still theres about as much meat to this story as a vegan cheesefake. Luke tweeted last night that there was no truth to the rumor. He and Jen are just friends. [Philebrity; TonyLukesUSA/Twitter]

Earlier: Top Chefs Jennifer Carroll Is Single and Looking to Mingle With Manly Men