Over the weekend, Rachael Ray shared some footage of the fire that took down her home. In the short clip, fans got to see the aftermath of what the home looked like now, including the star’s bedroom.
On August 9, 2020, celebrity chef Rachael Ray’s Lake Luzerne, New York home was gutted down by a fire. Luckily, she, her husband, John Cusimano, her mother, and their dog, Bella, was unharmed in the incident.
However, on Monday Ray shared some never-seen-before footage of the damage caused by the fire. The clip was shared ahead of the upcoming season premiere of “The Rachael Ray Show.”
Rachael Ray and John Cusimano at the Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk at Rachael Ray's Feedback House on March 21, 2015, in Austin, Texas | Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images
THE DAMAGE TO RAY’S HOME
The footage showed what the bedroom, library, bathroom, and dressing areas all looked like after being engulfed by flames. In the caption of the post, it was revealed that the episode that would tackle the blaze would be emotional.
Over the weekend, Ray also shared a photo on Instagram showing some more burnt items. Over the image, the television personality wrote how the blaze had taken down “15 years of memories.”
NOTEBOOKS AND DRAWINGS GONE
She also revealed that 20 years of notebooks, drawings, thoughts, and her life’s work was also burnt in the blaze. The chef noted how she’d learned so much over the years she lived at the house but that she’s since learned even more after the inferno.
Another post revealed how the house burned down within an hour. After the fire was attended to, Ray thanked firefighters and first responders for all their timely assistance.
RACHAEL LOST HER PHONE
One thing she did lose in the fire was her cell phone. However luckily, like the home and other items inside, it’s something that she can replace in time.
RAY’S LONGTIME MARRIAGE
HOW THE PAIR MET
The pair had so much to talk about that they stayed out until 4 a.m. that night. In a 2014 “AOL” interview, she shared how she and her husband have been together on the phone or in-person daily since that night.