1. The ultimatum that almost cost Gordon Ramsay his 12-year marriage.
Despite Gordon Ramsay boasting one of the most profitable hospitality empires in the world, at one point in time his health was suffering hugely and as a result, so was his marriage.
In an interview with The Times, Ramsay has revealed the ultimatum that nearly cost the chef his marriage: his weight.
“[Wife] Tana was not impressed with the way I was,” the Kitchen Nightmares host said. “I was overweight, 18 stone [115kg]. I looked like a sack of s—. I look at the pictures and think, ‘How did Tana stay around?’ Because Tana has got better-looking and more gorgeous. And there she is, getting in bed with a fat f—.
“I didn’t have a figure. I didn’t feel that good,” he said. “‘It was painful. I used to look at myself in the mirror and think, ‘Holy s—!’ So it was a big wake-up call.”
Having lost his father at a similar age, and fearing for the future of his marriage, Ramsay dropped nearly 30 kilograms.
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