Gordon Ramsay opened up about his feud with father-in-law Chris Hutcheson during a recent interview with Men’s Journal.
The feud between Ramsay and Hutcheson is both personal and business related. The two used to be partners and opened up several restaurants together. But things turned sour when Ramsay became suspicious of some loans that Hutcheson was taking out from the company.
A series of lawsuits were filed and the two men ended their business relationship.
But Ramsay’s bitterness toward Hutcheson isn’t purely about money. The celebrity chef also says that Hutcheson had a secret family. Ramsay even hired a private eye to spy on Hutcheson to find out about his secret life.
Ramsay told Men’s Journal: “First my father let me down, and then my father-in-law let me down … In a sense, I’ve had two shit dads. I mean, Tana’s mother would be on the phone with Chris, and he was saying to her, ‘Oh, my God, the snow in France is ridiculous, and I won’t be back for a few days,’ while literally at the same time the detective was on the other line saying to me, ‘Right, he just landed at Heathrow, and he’s being picked up by a blonde, who’s driving his car.’ ”
In addition to the affair, Ramsay is also still angry with Hutcheson for tossing his wife Tana and their children aside. After the lawsuits, Hutcheson allegedly sent Tana a text message that read “your the biggest disappointment in my life” and said that he wanted nothing to do with her anymore.
Ramsay said: “And then to cast Tana and the grandchildren off like he did. I mean, what would it take for me to do that to my daughter? What kind of man would I be? What kind of evil f**k would you be, to shit on your family to that extent and bring in this new family that had been hidden for 20 years? What kind of man would I be?”
But Hutcheson isn’t the only person that Ramsay is seemingly feuding with. He also talked to the magazine about his relationship with other chefs like Cat Cora and Bobby Flay.
Ramsay said that Cora was too afraid to compete on MasterChef and that he has forgotten more than Bobby Flay knows about cooking.
Ramsey also commented on Frank Bruni’s infamous two-star review.
Ramsay said: “Frank Bruni f**ked me sideways, but the fascinating thing about that, I knew he had the hots for my French maître d’. But I mean, what’s Frank Bruni doing now? Tweeting about the government? I piss myself. I wish him the very best.”
But are you really surprised that Ramsay has a couple of feuds going?
Ramsay may still be upset with his former business partner, and some of his fellow chefs, but he’s trying not to dwell on the past. The celebrity cook told Men’s Journal that he doesn’t have time to sit back and contemplate his life.
Ramsay said: “I’m always going forward. I’ve never had the time to sit and contemplate … An introspective side? … I don’t really, I don’t think so. I’m scared of standing still. I shit myself. I need to move.”
Gordon Ramsay talks more about his feud with Hutcheson in his interview with Men’s Journal but he also talks about his shows, restaurants and his family. The new issue of Men’s Journal hits stands today.