(NEW YORK) -- The saga of The Barefoot Contessa and the little boy with cancer appears to have taken a surprising twist. The six-year-old boy with leukemia who told the Make-A-Wish Foundation he wanted to cook with the star of the Food Network show, Ina Garten, will not meet with her after all, according to TMZ.com.
Garten quickly agreed to meet Enzo Pereda after she received a torrent of bad publicity when word leaked out she was too busy to make time for him. Enzo's father, Adrian, now tells TMZ the rendezvous is off, adding, "I don't want to put my son through all these emotions. We're better off just leaving everything the way it is."
Enzo will proceed with the wish he made after Garten turned him down: swimming with dolphins.
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