Gordon Ramsay’s wife, Tana, has miscarried their fifth baby, and he took to Facebook to announce the news.
“We had a devastating weekend as Tana has sadly miscarried our son at five months. We’re together healing as a family, but we want to thank everyone again for all your amazing support and well wishes,” Ramsay wrote.
The celebrity chef announced last month that his wife was having their fifth child, 14 years after their fourth child, Matilda, was born. It explained it was a shock, but he was thrilled to expand their family once again, Us Weekly reports.
At the time, he revealed he was secretly hoping for another boy, but he would love to have another daughter, too.
Ramsay said, “Four girls. Four Weddings, Four sweet 16s. Four boyfriends. I think I am secretly [praying] for a boy.”
In Gordon’s emotional post, he thanks the fantastic team at London’s Portland Hospital for everything they did for them.
“Hi guys, Tana and I want to thank you so much for your support over the past couple of weeks. We had a devastating weekend as Tana has sadly miscarried our son at five months. We’re together healing as a family, but we want to thank everyone again for all your amazing support and well wishes. I’d especially like to send a big thank you to the amazing team at Portland Hospital for everything they’ve done. Gx.”
Gordon and Tana have been married since 1996 and have four children together — Megan, 18, Jack and Holly, 16, and Matilda, 14. Ramsay revealed that Tanna was pregnant on The Late Late Show in May and added the baby was due to arrive in September. He chuckled that he hoped to have a son because he wasn’t sure his nerves could handle having four daughters.
Entertainment Online spoke with Tana several years ago, and she revealed the tough chef has a soft side when it comes to his children. She explained that Ramsay is a pushover when comes to his kids, and it seems to be getting worse as the kids get older.
Gordon told The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last year that he doesn’t cook Thanksgiving dinners anymore — his children do.
He said, “I have four amazing kids. We kind of delegate that sort of responsibility to them because I’ve been busting my ass off for years in the kitchen. Kids love cooking so I can sit back and put my feet up.”
Ramsay explained they felt strongly that children should learn not to use foul language as so many young people do nowadays. Tana implemented a “no cursing” policy in the home. He explained that cursing doesn’t make you look smart and feels it’s a language created by the media and pop culture industry. As a result, they decided to “create their own curse words.”
“They don’t curse. I said, ‘Look, cursing is not smart, it’s an industry language and sometimes Daddy lets it slip … 20 times a day. So I came up with some really nice, sort of alternatives to curse words. So rather than saying the word ‘s–t,’ which, you know, is not nice … ‘Shitake’! Like the mushroom. It’s not nice saying the word ‘f–k,’ so we say the word ‘fructose.’ ‘Ass?’ ‘Asparagus!'”
Gordon Ramsay asked his fans to remember his family in their thoughts and prayers, and they will get past this devastating loss by leaning on each other. The Inquisitr would like to offer their deepest condolences to the Ramsay family as they grieve the loss of their son.
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