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Things To Know About Chef Antonia Lofaso: The Bachelorette, Partner Heavy D, Daughter, Career, & Net Worth

Antonia Lofaso chef

Antonia Lofaso, the celebrity chef and television personality has recently surprised the audience with an unprecedented cameo in the show, The Bachelorette (2020).

Antonia is a top American chef and restaurant owner around Los Angeles who also appears on multiple television culinary shows.         

About The Bachelorette and Ben Smith

Her Food Network fans were flabbergasted when Antonia appears in the 17th season of The Bachelorette during hometown date as a family friend of Ben Smith. Fans fantasized readily that she could be the sister he was emotionally confessing about in the previous episodes.

The Bachelorette, featuring the bachelor hunt for Tayshia Adams, presents a talk with families during hometown dates.

But it isn’t disclosed why his parents didn’t appear, and his sister Madalyn and Antonia(friend) went there instead.

Coming to the surprise cameo and their relationship, it turns out, Ben Smith is a personal trainer at Deuce gym, where Antonia frequently visits.

The social media posts showcase that they casually shout out for each other on social media. In one of the recent posts she captions,

“Where is my Delta Bravo confessional @benveesmith apparently I can do T2B now too. @deuce_gym thanks 2020.” 

In another post around the pandemic time, she mentioned Ben once again in her Instagram post regarding their help in delivering food to ICU doctors and nurses. It read,

” What a day. This is what we do. We feed people. End of story. 200 meals to the ICU drs and nurses at USC LAC tonight.” @helpfeedthefrontline_la it was our honor to serve you tonight. Thank you for all your hard work and care for our Los Angeles community. We love you. Xo Scopa team. (Sidenote: We’re not sure why Ben’s the only one without a mask on…)”                    

Looking at their Instagram posts, that the two are pretty close and care for each other.

Antonia Lofaso |A Chef | TV Personality| Culinary Author

Antonia Lofaso is an American celebrity chef best known for her appearance in Top Chef, Chopped, Restaurant Start-Up, and many more culinary shows. She was born on 23 November 1976 in Northridge, Los Angeles, California.

The DAMA owner has a decent height of 5′ 10″.

Lofaso graduated from the French Institute of Culinary Arts. She was in a relationship with recording artist and producer Heavy D, who later died at 44 (2011).

Lofaso, 46, is a mother, a chef, a Tv personality, an author, and a leading businesswoman in the Culinary industry.

She has written and published a cookbook, ‘The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, Home-cooked Meals’, in which she tells the story of challenges that she faced during her graduation years and while raising her daughter.

Antonia Lofaso Relationship With Partner Heavy D

Antonia dated late rapper Heavy D, who passed away when they were still in a relationship. They had once revealed that they were looking forward to giving their relationship a new turning( to have a wedding).

Dwight Errington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, and Actor.

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Antonia Lofaso and her partner Heavy D (

He was also the former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group consisting of dancers/background vocalists G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward.  Ferrell)

Heavy D had a successful career back in his days. He and his group had a massive audience in the U.S.

They gave lots of commercial hits in the hip-hop and pop streams of the music industry. In 1992, he appeared in Michael Jackson’s single Jam’ and in many TV shows.

Antonio: Mother Of A 21 Years Old Daughter

In 2000, they even gave birth to a daughter Xue Myers who is now 21 years old.

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Antonia Lofaso with her daughter Xue Myers(©

Antonia is very close to Xea and always places her first prior to her passion or relationships. The two frequently post on social media featuring their photos together.

Antonia Is A Widow Of Partner ‘Heavy D’ 

Myers died on November 8, 2011, in Los Angeles, at the age of 44. He passed out outside his home in Beverly Hills, California, and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

According to an autopsy report, the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism(P.E.)

After the death of Heavy D, Antonia had a tough time. She says her family and Myers’ family supported her a lot to get through it, and she is grateful for that.

Antonia says that she had to stay strong for her daughter named Xea Myers. She remained unmarried after Heavy D’s death.

Restaurant And TV Career

Antonia started up working at a Hot dog in a Stick and has been established as a leading businesswoman in the food industry. She is executive chef at Scopa Italian Roots and Black Market Liquor Bar.

DAMA is the brainchild of hers as well that she built with a vision to supplement a missing spotlight among the dishes of Latin America combined by her growing up experience in Los Angeles.

Besides the excellent job as a chef, Lofaso can also appear in different culinary T.V. shows.

She has appeared in the 6th and 8th  seasons of top cooking shows like Top Chef following Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Restaurant Startup.  She is a well-established and celebrated chef in the US.

Antonia Lofaso Earned astonishing Net Worth As Chef

Antonia has a successful career in the food industry. Her salary is estimated at around $48,814 per year. By her professional career, she has an estimated net worth of approximately $125 million at 42.