"The Chew" became an Emmy Award-winning show after first premiering in 2011, all thanks to their hosts who worked hard for the series' success. Here are the people they may credit for serving as their inspiration -- their spouses!
Even after the hit daytime cooking show "The Chew's" cancellation last year, the hosts are still remembered for the happiness they shared with the viewers through the love of food.
"The Chew's" years of massive success can be credited to many people both on and off-screen, especially the hard-working hosts who imparted their knowledge and entertainment with the audiences "by delivering food segments."
All co-hosts were married during the days of production, which is probably the reason behind their working hard for the show's success. Here's a close look at each of their spouses.
MARIO BATALI AND SUSAN CAHN
Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been married to Susan "Susi" Cahn for 23 years, but not everyone from the food industry knows much about her because of a diverse career in fashion. Cahn is of high-fashion family descent, with her father co-founding Coach, Inc.
Miles Cahn was a businessman who, with his wife, Lillian, co-founded the luxury brand Coach. Lillian designed handbags that were both fashionable and efficient for daily use, which later became known. However, they sold the company in 1985.
Unlike her husband, Cahn is not a fan of the kitchen, nor has she shown interest in being a pro in making dishes. However, there is one exception where she gets creative with food.
"My wife makes my birthday cake every year: an orange sunshine cake with buttercream frosting and mandarin oranges. That's it. Otherwise, she leaves the cooking to me," Batali revealed.
She and Batali first met at a food event in 1992, where her family often attended because of their food business, following the sale of Coach, Inc. According to a New York Times profile, Batali mispronounced a type of cheese during their encounter.
"I came in with this idea that I knew this particular goat cheese because I had read it somewhere in a book - 't-o-m-m-e,' which is tomme," Batali recalled. "I said, 'So you got any of this toh-mey?' And they're like, 'No, Maybe you're talking about tomme.'"
Two years later, the couple tied the knot in the Carribean and had a reception six months after. They share two sons, Benno and Leo, who released a joint cookbook in 2013 called, "The Batali Brothers Cookbook."
CARLA HALL AND MATTHEW LYONS
Former "The Chew" co-host and "Bravo's Top Chef" alum, Carla Hall, met the love of her life thanks to her friends who persuaded her to join the famous online dating site Match.com. She told Yahoo Lifestyle:
"I was 42 and single. When he found me, it was the first day that I had gone onto Match.com."
The two met shortly after talking on the site, which also became their first date. Immediately, her now-husband, Matthew Lyons, knew she was the one. He kissed her for the first time, and sparks flew everywhere.
While very much in love, and without a proposal, the couple secured a marriage certificate the year after. A ceremony followed at the home of the justice of peace and the official wedding a month later.
CLINTON KELLY AND DAMON BAYLES
Clinton Kelly and Damon Bayles were among the gay couples who have been open about their relationship since the 2016 legalization of gay marriage. Kelly, co-host of "What Not to Wear" and "The Chew" is married to a man of a different career.
Bayles keeps out of the spotlight as his profession takes a more reserved form in clinical psychology, being an expert in depression and anxiety.
He is also adept to treating relationships and substance abuse. Some of the methods he adapts are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and traditional psychodynamic means.
Although not much news about the two appears on outlets, they are still living a happy married life since tying the knot in 2009. The couple shares a dog, Mary, in their Bantam, Connecticut home.
DAPHNE OZ AND JOHN JOVANOVIC
One of the best things college brought Daphne Oz and John Jovanovic is probably each other. After graduating from Princeton at 24, the college sweethearts decided to tie the knot and exchange their "I do's" at the Municipal Marriage Bureau in Manhattan.
Jovanovic worked as an analyst at an investment company, Cadent Energy Partners, at Rye Brook, New York. He takes after his mother, who is also in the financial industry, while his father owns a contracting firm in Chicago.
Earlier this year, news circulated that Oz and Jovanovic are having a fourth addition to their family. The co-host announced her pregnancy alongside her father, Dr. Mehmet Oz, during a segment of "The Dish."
The couple already shares three kids: Philomena Bijou, Domencia Celine, and Jovan Jr. Oz shared the happiness motherhood has brought her over the years in an interview for MINI magazine.
"I love it," she revealed. "I think that there's a part of me that worries that I will just miss any version [of my children]. These kids are all so different."
MICHAEL SYMON AND LIZ SANDERSON
Their love for food could be what brought these two lovebirds together. Michael Symon and his wife, Liz Sanderson, are both restauranteurs, with Symon being a chef, cookbook author, and television personality.
Just two decades from the time they wed in 1998, the power couple opened many eateries all over the country, which have since progressed and grew in numbers. Symon shared his first job and how his wife attracted him through her charisma.
"My first job was at a 40-seat restaurant called Players," he shared. "Liz managed the front of the house. I was impressed by the way she carried herself. She was very pretty and has a presence."
Sanderson has been once married and realized her relationship with Symon has been more relaxed. Their friendship helped her learn to love her husband and have the courage to admit when she's wrong.
"We've found our own strengths, and, in that, found each other's strengths and weaknesses. I will always have his back, and he will always have mine. I don't think we's be married if we didn't have that," she said.
THE HOSTS TODAY
Since the show's cancellation, the hosts have gone their own separate ways to pursue different things in their career. Despite no longer being colleagues, they have kept in touch and will always remember the years worth of memories they formed.
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