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Are You Shocked to Hear Gordon Ramsay Is Having an Affair?

Yesterday it was announced that bad-boy, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is apparently having an affair. The racy details reveal that the chef has been secretly sleeping with professional mistress and Having An Affair? A Handbook For The Other Woman author Sarah Symonds for the past seven years. Although he's known in the states for his foul-mouthed, angry kitchen tirades, across the pond, Ramsay's an established family man with a devoted wife and four young children.

Neither Ramsay nor Symonds have commented on the allegations, but in her book, Symonds describes an affair with a high-profile, incredibly well known chef. While I found the news surprising it didn't exactly shock me. I've never really considered Ramsay to be the devoted husband type. What do you think about the possible affair?


Thera Thera 8 years
No I do not belive he had an affair. He is in the spot light that makes him a target. It is not the frist time someone attempt to pull themselves up this way.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Not surprised. He's always been kind of whiny to me, and didn't seem like the "wholesome family man" they paint him out to be. What I AM surprised about is that anybody else would want to sleep with him. and it *would* be a professional mistress.
tintarella tintarella 8 years
Funnily enough the thing that gets me most is he is having an affair and professes his wife is the only one who turns him on. When I hear things like that, I instinctively know the man is lying. Of course there are people who do love only their spouses, but they don't need to shout it from the rooftops. At least if you know you're having an affair and that you are so high profile (so eventually you'll be found out), isn't it better to just keep your mouth shut? It's almost like these people are tempting fate to be found out. Having said that, I had an affair with a married man - he pursued me and I knew he was married and it was wrong but we fell in love anyway. He spent a lot of time with me (money wise, not really - just bought me gifts now and then), cooked for me, and spent a lot of time together. We spoke on the phone an hour each day (he loved talking to me - I'm not one to chat on the phone). I know it wasn't just for the sex because we had it infrequently (we saw each other 3 times a week for 6 years and probably had sex 11 times total in that 6 years). He called me his best friend. It was hard to reconcile the caring man, loving man I grew to know as a "cheater" and I certainly don't see myself as a homewrecker. I also knew that he loved his wife, and they have just renewed their wedding vows. They do have a great family together. During the six years we were together, I had met his children, all his close friends and even his mother, but not his wife. I couldn't bring myself to do that. Of course I was never introduced as his mistress but I suspect some of his friends knew - even though he had such a wide circle of friends and contacts and I could easily have been one of them. Do I regret those six years we spent together? No. However, because I was in love, I closed myself off to other opportunities with men during that time who could have been better for me in the long run, although I don't think the intense emotional connection would have been there. I think it's great that people find their soulmate and get married, and live happily ever after...but seriously, you can't tell me that EVERY married couple is like that and all the time. People get married for different reasons and yes, some stay married for what WE think are the wrong reasons...but you can't tell someone else how to live their life.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No, not really. However, I'm going to refrain from judging. Besides, I don't know what his marriage his like.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Apparently we don't know all the facts.
seniouxa13 seniouxa13 8 years
i didn't even know he had a family. i thought he's been alone all these years.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Also, when one is in an open relationship, the wife generally knows and if she doesn't, that's no excuse for carrying on a secret affair.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm with princess_eab - I just don't feel bad for a woman who makes a career out of sleeping with married men. Fine, maybe some women begin a relationship not knowing that someone is married, but for god's sake, when you figure it out you have a responsibility to end it, just as much as he had a responsibility to keep his vows. Seriously, how would you feel if you had to be in his wife's shoes? I'm sorry, but if you continue with a married man, no matter how you became "enmeshed," I don't feel bad for you at all.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Where I come from, we don't call women like that "professional mistresses." We have far spicier terms for such a "profession."
cxania cxania 8 years
cxania cxania 8 years
Forgot to put the link! :)
cxania cxania 8 years
Gordon has been a BAD boy...I don't know if I am really shocked...Look at the way he acts on his show... Anyway, here is a clip of the mistress speaking out...
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
I've always thought he's a d-bag.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
I'm shocked if it's true, but I really don't believe it. The woman in question has claimed affairs with several other high profile wealthy MARRIED men. That doesn't mean it's not true, but it doesn't mean it IS true either. I'm withholding judgment.
nosierosie nosierosie 8 years
Why should I care?
daise daise 8 years
What! How is Gordon Ramsay a bad boy? Oh, because he swears too much? That's the most ridiculaous thing I've ever heard. And yes, a potential affair would surprise me because as some people have already mentioned, he seems like a doting family man (it might be for the camera, who knows?) But his wife seems lovely, so he would be a ginormous idiot if he has cheated on her.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
It would not surprise me at all if he had been unfaithful. There is just too much opportunity out there and he seems to have way too much of a "fun and games" mentality.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
snarkyorchid, I refuse to believe the homewrecker lady is the victim here.
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
well i don't understand how can he cheat on his wife for 7yrs and she didn't notice all that time?!i can't believe it there is something wrong
snarkyorchid snarkyorchid 8 years
Actually, the book is excellent. It's more a guide to not go insane if you find yourself enmeshed with a married man. It's not a guide on snaring a married man at all. I spent lots of time on and other dating sites over the last few years. You will not BELIEVE how many predatory married men are out there. Many of these guys put in lots of time and effort, i.e. second apartments resembling bachelor pads, friends and family members who are privy to their extracirricular activites and will go on social outings, wives who really don't care as long as they aren't impacted financially. Lots of people are in open marriages too - so don't be so judgemental about calling anyone a professional slut. The onus is on the married man/woman to step up and keep their vows. I became entrenched with a married man and I didn't find out that he was still with his wife until 8 months in. We both travel for work and used to meet up all over the place, he called faithfully twice a day, I met his sons, etc. I was devestated when I found out and the book really helped set me straight on married men who cheat and why they do it.
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
just......meh. I hate doublecrossers.
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 8 years
I might be a bit surprised if it turns out to be true, but so far, we only have the word of a professional slut, who is obviously proud to sleep with married men, and who has a book to promote *which I doubt I'd have even heard about if there hadn't been the allegation about Ramsey). Looking for some free publicity, home-wrecker? Not saying it's not possible, but I won't judge based on what is provided in this article...or in her book.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
If it turns out to be true then, no, I wouldn't be surprised. i read a blind item in a magazine about a year ago that pretty much spelled this story out, I was sure it must be him!
Libragirl Libragirl 8 years
I guess I'm pretty shocked to hear that cause I love his show. He seems devoted to what he does and sometimes that means his family too. But I understand everyone is human and we all make mistakes. I hope he realizes the mistake he's done. I feel for his family.
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