Gordon Ramsay met his wife Tana, when she was dating one of his best friends. He waited until they broke up, before making a move. He was 26, and she was 18 when they met, but Tana did not care for him because he was arrogant. In 1992, they began dating.
They have now been married for 24 years, and of course their relationship is a tough one, considering they’re forced into the life of the celebrity limelight. After all, she married a Hell’s Kitchen Chef.
During the early years of their relationship, Ramsay worked 16 hours a day as a chef, which meant they were on opposite schedules and rarely saw each other.
Tane interviewed with The Sun and said: “I would work, come home, sleep, and wake up when Gordon finished work. We’d meet up in the small hours, that was the only way we could be together. We really wanted to be together.”
However, things were far from perfect, because one particular habit that Ramsay had, almost ended his marriage.
If you listen to Ramsay, star of the show MasterChef his love of snacks almost ruined his marriage, and caused him to lose his wife. It’s an occupational hazard, and is probably a hazard for most people in the food industry. It was a mindless habit that Gordon Ramsay got into.
One day, his wife spoke up about his weight and health, as Gordon’s father died at the young age of 53.
Tana spoke on the Today Show in 2018, and she said:
“Gordon’s famous for being blunt. I just gave him a little bit of his own medicine and basically suggested that he was getting a little wide around his middle.”
Tana is a serious fitness enthusiast, though some might call fitness an addiction. She got her family (Gordon and the kids) into fitness, and she enjoys fitness as a type of therapy.
In 2018 she told Daily Mail:
“When you’re running, with your music on, you can cry. You can scream. That’s important. You can’t keep it in because it comes back to haunt you if you haven’t processed it. That’s what causes long-term problems.”
Gordon was concerned about his weight after it was pointed out; he told Daily Mail in an interview in 2018: “I didn’t have a figure. I didn’t feel that good. After working my a**e off and achieving a lot, I wanted to get in serious shape. It was painful. I used to look at myself in the mirror and think, ‘Holy (expletive)!’ So it was a big wake-up call. I didn’t want my industry to kill me, “I know how unhealthy chefs are at the top level. Stress. Suicide. There’s a big downside to cooking loads for a living. It’s lethal: from obesity to heart attacks to cocaine habits.”