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August 30, 2019

Gordon Ramsay Is a Proud Father of 5 Beautiful Kids - Meet All of Them

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Internationally renown chef, Gordon Ramsay is known for his awful temper and delicious cuisine. However, cooking is not the only important thing in his life.

The Michelin Star Chef is also a doting dad to five stunning children and a loving husband. The 52-year-old has been married to his wife, Tana Ramsay since 1996.

While their family appears to be completely perfect, their lives were not always easy. The pair actually struggled to have children at first.

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Their Marriage and Difficulty conceiving:

Gordon met his future wife, Tana, in 1992. She was just 18 while he was already 26. Tana was dating Gordon's friend Tim, who is also a chef at the time. So even though she caught Gordon’s eye immediately, he waited to ask her out.

When her relationship ended with Tim, Gordon and Tana began seeing each other. However, it was not all smooth sailing and the pair found it very difficult to maintain their relationship with  Gordon’s crazy schedule in the kitchen. 

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“I would work, come home, sleep, and wake up again when Gordon finished work," Tana previously told The Sun. “We'd meet up in the small hours. That was the only way we could be together, and we really wanted to be together.”

Their efforts paid off and the pair tied the knot in 1996 in London's Chelsea neighborhood. However, their relationship was once again tested.

First, Gordon had issues with the restaurant group that owned his Michelin-starred restaurant, Aubergine. Then the couple had difficulty conceiving.

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IVF Journey:

Eventually, they decided to explore other avenues to conceive their first child. Luck seemed to be on their side with IVF treatment and they welcomed their first daughter, Megan, into the world in 1998.

11 months later, Tana got pregnant again via IVF. This time with twins Jack and Holly. Then, in 2001, Tana got pregnant naturally with their daughter Matilda. She was followed by their last son Oscar.

Besides growing up with the Beckhams as best friends but being banned from dating any of the Beckhams or the fact that none of them will inherit their father's fortune, here are some facts about the Ramsay children.

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Megan Jane Ramsay

The eldest of the chef’s kids, Megan was born in 1998. Her Instagram has over 160K followers. She ran in the 2017 London Marathon to honor the memory of her unborn-baby brother Rocky.

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“Happiest girl in the world! @greatormondst. Thank you a million times to all my family and friends for being there every step of the way — can’t believe I have done a marathon. This is for you Rocky,” said Megan on Instagram.

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Jack Scott Ramsay

The first son and one-half of Gordon and Tana’s twins. Jack closely resembles his father. He is pursuing his interests in martial arts and even bagged a silver medal in his first competition in the open weight category. 

Jack is currently studying at the University of Exeter. He reportedly has a strong interest in theatre as well as playing soccer. 

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Holly Anna Ramsay

Holly, the other half of the twins, is outspoken and often appears with her father on his shows. She, like her sister Megan, has also completed the London Marathon in 2018. 

She has a massive social media presence with over 200K followers on Instagram.

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Matilda Ramsay

Matilda is the second youngest of the Ramsay children. She displays very similar interests to her father especially when it comes to cooking. In fact, she has already released her own cooking book titled “Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover.”

Naturally, she has made many appearances with her father on television including shows like “Masterchef Junior” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” She aspires to follow in her father’s footsteps.

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Oscar Ramsay

The baby of the Ramsay family is little Oscar. He is just a few months old and already has a massive fan following. His Instagram, which is run by his older sister Matilda, has over 40K followers. 

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Gordon’s Attitude with His Family

Regardless of Gordon’s reputation for being intense and terrifying in front of the cameras, his family claim he is completely different with them.

"Gordon just loves winding people up. Absolutely loves it," Tana told The Telegraph. "You have to understand him to know what he’s like, and I understand him absolutely."

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