Ina Garten, aka the “Barefoot Contessa” is attempting damage control. After reports surfaced that she denied a 6-year-old cancer patient named Enzo his Make-A-Wish foundation wish not once, but twice, Garten has somehow managed to make time in her busy schedule.
Garten’s rep released a statement to TMZ stating that she only “became aware of Enzo’s story this weekend.” Reportedly, the Food Network chef will be calling the tyke at some point on Monday (Mar. 28).
Her rep adds that Garten “looks forward to inviting him to spend some time with her at the Food Network studios.”
As Zap2it previously reported, Garten reportedly turned down the Make-A-Wish foundation request twice citing scheduling conflicts. It’s amazing how a little bad press can free up a schedule, isn’t it?