Us Weekly: Rachael Ray Revealed How Quarantine Affected Her Relationship with Husband John Cusimano Prior to House Fire
During a recent interview, celebrity chef Rachael Ray explained how having to work closely with her husband amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has helped her develop a greater appreciation for her husband, John Cusimano.
The novel Coronavirus pandemic came and changed the normal order of many things, including how several TV shows and programs were being broadcasted.
In a bid to curb the spread of the highly contagious virus, many programs switched to remote broadcasting, mostly from the host's homes. TV personality Rachael Ray has also been cooking from her Lake Luzerne home in New York amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Ray, 51, has been trying to adjust to the unique demands of producing her TV show through so much uncertainty. Amidst all the uneasiness, the best-selling author could not be more grateful for her husband, John Cusimano.
In a recent interview with Us Weekly, shortly before the unfortunate fire incident that gutted her home, the daytime TV show host explained how Cusimano has been supportive of her throughout this period. In her words:
"Since we have been making TV at home, John has had to take on a million roles. He has done 10,000 loads of dishes. He's a cameraman and tech services."
The Food Network star and her husband have always worked together, albeit in separate buildings. Cusimano focused on the business aspect of their brand while Ray primarily deals with giving the fans a great show every time they tune in.
Before the fire incident on Sunday, August 9, that destroyed her home, Ray had been shooting her show from her kitchen twice a week with her husband serving as her makeshift cameraman.
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20 years later, @johnmcusimano and I are recreating “our dish”, the one that made it all happen 😉 #KeepCalmCookOn —— INGREDIENTS: Halibut OR Chicken Seasoning: Cumin, Coriander, Cayenne, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder Tomatillo Sauce: Tomatillos, Poblano Peppers, Onions, Mexican Crema Maque Choux: Butter, Corn, Sweet Corn Puree, Celery, Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Bay Leaf, Cilantro, Mint, Jalapeno Peppers, Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce
Following the fire outbreak at the residence of the popular talk show host over the weekend, it has been noted that neither the couple nor their pet dog sustained no injuries.
However, there was considerable damage to the couple's home. After the fire, Ray took to her Twitter account to appreciate her fans for the well wishes and thank first responders. She wrote:
"Thank you to our local first responders for being kind and gracious and saving what they could of our home. Grateful that my mom, my husband, my dog… we're all okay."
Ray and her husband, Cusimano, will be celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary in September. The couple tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy, and during an interview with PEOPLE in February, Ray confirmed they would be making a trip to Italy for their anniversary.
When asked how they have been able to keep their marriage fresh after so many years, Ray revealed that they share the same interests and love being together.
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The holiday season is also the giving season - a time to share what we can with those who need it most, including our furry friends 🐶🐱⠀ ⠀ One of my greatest joys is that a portion of proceeds from each sale of my own pet food line @Nutrish continues to support animals in need. ⠀ ⠀ This #Thanksgiving season, feed it forward, spend a little extra time with your pets, get involved in your own community -- find animal shelters and organizations near you with the linked (in bio!) interactive map.⠀ ⠀ There are organizations large - @ASPCA @bestfriendsanimalsociety @animalleague - and local (see Stories!) doing important work across the country. I hope you will take a moment today to learn more about some of them on the #RachaelRayFoundation site.⠀ ⠀ The organizations doing all the good work and our four-legged friends will thank you 💛⠀
Despite being married for more than a decade, the couple does not have any kids, and the 51-year-old author claimed she and her husband do not have any plans of having children due to a lack of time.
As the inseparable duo approaches their 15th wedding anniversary, the couple remains committed to each other, and their palpable chemistry has helped them to build an attractive brand over the years.