Tana Ramsay is a British author, chef, and television personality popularly known for being the wife of Gordon Ramsay, the celebrity chef from the Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen reality series. The amazing couple has been married for over two decades and is often referred to by the media as the rollercoaster couple. Together, they have five adorable children.
Tana has appeared on several shows including Masterchef and has been the host of UKTV’s food show, Market Kitchen. Given the caliber of the man she is married to, details of her life and the attainments of her career have been overshadowed by the enormity of Gordon’s popularity. Nonetheless, Tana has a lot to be thankful for as her marriage to Gordon has improved her life a great deal; at least to the best of our knowledge.
A Look At The Family She Hails From
It was on August 23rd, 1974 that Tana was born. She was named Cayetana Elizabeth Tana Hutcheson and as you will easily find, her place of birth was in Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom.
She was raised on a farm and also worked for her father, Chris Hutcheson, who has always been a businessman. Tana is not on good terms with her parents. Following a scandalous feud between her husband and her father, her mother Greta Hutcheson wrote her a letter that demanded she stay away from their home until she disposes of her husband.
She is not the only child of her parents as she has two brothers named Adam and Chris Hutcheson; there are also two sisters named Orlanda Butland and Victoria Hutcheson.
Transitioning from a Teacher to a TV Personality
After working for her father, Tana Ramsay decided to pursue a career in the education sector. She went on to acquire training as a Montessori teacher.
In recent times, Tana Ramsay has become popular through her stints on various television shows. She has been the host of the UKTV show, Market Kitchen, and has also appeared on other popular shows including MasterChef, which is being co-hosted by her husband, Gordon. She also participated in the 2010 edition of the ITV show, Dancing on Ice. Unfortunately, she was eliminated in the fourth round of the competition.
One of her daughters, Matilda, has taken after her parents and is doing wonders in the kitchen as a chef. She launched her food show titled Maltida and the Ramsay Bunch, which airs on CBBC. Amazingly, her parents have appeared as guests on the show. Additionally, Tana Ramsay has authored several cookery books.
Tana’s relationship with Gordon Ramsey has been largely credited for her exploits as a television personality and it is difficult to disagree with that.
Tana Ramsay Got Married to The Famous Chef In 1996
Anyone who sees Gordon on Kitchen Nightmares or Hell’s Kitchen may conclude he’s a foul-mouthed perfectionist that would be difficult to be with. However, seeing him with his wife paints a different picture.
The two met for the first time when Tana Ramsay was just eighteen and was in a relationship with another chef. Because of her relationship, they couldn’t feed their love flame and subsequently, friend-zoned each other. On finding out that the lady was single again, Gordon decided to shoot his shot. He was very romantic on their first date and it swept the young lady off her feet.
Their early years in the relationship were filled with mixed feelings. The chef had a tight schedule while working in London and was often unable to see Tana as often as he desired. They worked it out and subsequently exchanged vows in 1996.
The Couple Struggled to Conceive After Their Wedding
After their union, the couple tried their best to have children all to no avail. Medical investigations carried out revealed that Gordon Ramsay had low sperm count while his wife suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome.
While receiving treatments, the couple decided to try in-vitro means of conception. It was successful and they welcomed their first daughter named Megan in 1998. With more treatments and care, the couple subsequently welcomed a set of twins named Holly and Jack in 1999; Maltida came in 2002.
Sometime in 2016, the couple announced on The Late Night Show that they were expecting their fifth child. About a month later, it emerged that Tana had a miscarriage at five months. The family was devastated and leaned on friends for consolation. It was a difficult time for their union but they were able to sustain the bond they had built over the years. Though their unborn son, Rocky, never met his family, his sister Megan participated in the London Marathon race in 2017 to honor him.
The couple announced that they were expecting another baby in March 2019. On the 4th of the following month, they announced the birth of their fifth child, a son named Oscar James Ramsay.
While a lot of people think that Tana and Gordon Ramsay’s children have their parent’s wealth to themselves, the chef has publicly stated that his children will only receive 25% for a down payment on a home. He also stated that he wants them to work and make a living for themselves.
What We Know About The Family Crisis That Nearly Ruined Tana’s Marriage
The crisis as hinted earlier revolved around Tana Ramsay’s husband and her father being business partners. It is no secret that Gordon Ramsay and his father-in-law were successful business partners who made various investments through Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH).
Their relationship started to deteriorate when Hutcheson couldn’t account for millions that Gordon had invested in GRH. As it dawned on Gordon that he had for a while allowed Hutcheson to remain the chief executive of GRH because he is the father of his wife, he fired him.
This complicated the matter as a pissed Hutcheson conspired with his two sons to hack into company computers and steal information about the celebrity chef. For this, he was jailed for six months and his sons, sentenced for four months each, albeit suspended for two years.
According to Gordon, the drama almost destroyed his marriage as Tana’s parents attempted to turn their daughter against him. It is also because of the crisis that her mother wrote Tana to demand she stay away from their home until she gets rid of Gordon.