Gordon Ramsay joked that he's expecting a 6th child with his wife, Tana — meet the celebrity chef's family
In a radio interview in January, Gordon Ramsay suggested his wife, Tana, is pregnant.
He later walked back the comment, saying he feels he's too old to have another child.
The couple has five kids — Megan, Holly, Jack, Tilly, and Oscar — ranging from ages 3 to 24.
Gordon and Tana Ramsay, who married in 1996, always wanted a large family, she said in an interview in 2008.
Cayetana "Tana" Elizabeth Hutcheson was in her early 20s — and engaged to someone else — when she met Gordon Ramsay at a New Year's Eve party in London, but she didn't think much of him at first, she told The Guardian in 2008. However, they shared a mutual friend so bumped into each other again, and they started dating.
In 1996, when Gordon was 29 and Tana was 21, they got married in Chelsea, London.
After initially struggling to conceive and going through in-vitro fertilization, they welcomed their first child, Megan, in 1998. By 2001, their first four children had been born.
Speaking to The Herald in 2008, Tana said they were surprised by how quickly their family grew.
"We knew we wanted a large family," she said, "but for it to happen that close together is amazing. When I discovered I was expecting [our fourth child] Tilly I remember thinking, 'Oh my God, how am I going to manage?' But you do."
Tana, who initially trained as a teacher, is also accomplished in the kitchen, and she's published several cookbooks, including "Tana's Kitchen Secrets" and "Tana Ramsay's Real Family Food."
Born in 1998, their first daughter, Megan Jane Ramsay, does not have a public-facing career.
Megan Ramsay, 24, was the first in her family to graduate from college, her dad shared on Instagram when she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2019.
"So proud of this young Lady," he wrote alongside photos of Megan in her cap and gown, adding, "hard work pays off !"
She now works at a PR and communications company in London, according to her LinkedIn profile.
While she generally avoids the spotlight, Megan did make an appearance on an episode of "Hell's Kitchen," in which she celebrated her 21st birthday alongside her father.
And while she keeps a low profile, that didn't stop her father from publicly disparaging her boyfriend.
Speaking to Kelly Clarkson on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" in January 2022, Ramsay said, "Megan's started seeing her ex-boyfriend again, his name is Byron. He was OK to begin with, a bit wet. You want a man to date your daughter and he was just a little bit pathetic."
But he can be a doting dad, too. On her 24th birthday in May 2022, he shared a photograph on Instagram showing the two together.
"Happy Birthday to this gorgeous lady," he captioned the photo. "Words can't describe enough how proud you make me feel every day."
Born at the turn of the century, twins Holly and Jack Ramsay are now 23 years old.
On January 1, 2000, Holly Anna Ramsay and Jack Scott Ramsay were born. They arrived seven weeks early, according to Hello! magazine.
In an Instagram post in December 2020, their mother, Tana, recalled her struggles as a mother to premature twins.
"Seeing them become little chubby, healthy babies within the first year was a true blessing and I will always be grateful for the determination they showed and their feisty characters," she wrote.
Today, the twins have a close relationship, but their professional interests differ.
Holly Ramsay works as a producer and podcast host.
Holly Ramsay is mental-health advocate, podcast and documentary producer, and model. She has a following of over 300,000 on both Instagram and TikTok.
Her podcast, 21 & Over, aims to support young people as they navigate struggles such as "anxiety, self-doubt, mental health and creating identities in today's world," according to its description. In 2021, she opened up about her own mental-health journey on the podcast, disclosing that she is a survivor of sexual assault.
"I went to university, studied fashion design, and I loved it. But by the second half of the first year I was being affected by my PTSD and I had no idea that this was happening," she said of the aftermath.
According to Variety, she is in the process of producing a documentary that discusses sexual education.
Holly's twin, Jack, has stayed far from the entertainment space, opting for a career in the military.
Jack is the athlete of the Ramsay family. According to People, he has played rugby and water polo, and he's studied jiu-jitsu.
In 2020, Jack joined the Royal Marines. In an Instagram post, Gordon Ramsay publicized his son's accomplishment.
"Can't tell you enough how proud I am of this young man Jack Ramsay you've made me feel like the proudest father today congrats on joining @royalmarines what amazing achievement," he wrote.
Matilda "Tilly" Ramsay, born in 2001, has embraced the spotlight.
More so than her siblings, Matilda, also known as Tilly, is following in their father's footsteps. In 2015, she began starring in "Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch," a children's cooking show on the BBC. Tilly later created a corresponding book, "Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch: Tilly's Kitchen Takeover." She's also made her fair share of TV appearances, including her runs as a contestant on "Strictly Come Dancing" and Australia's "MasterChef."
Tilly Ramsay has over 1.2 million Instagram followers and over 10 million TikTok followers, making her the most-followed Ramsay child on social media. She makes TikToks with her father that reach tens of millions of views. In one popular video, she rated her father on a family vacation.
In a recent post, she shared a photo of herself as a toddler with her father in honor of his birthday.
"Happy birthday to my best friend!! Thank you for absolutely everything you do I wouldn't be the person I am without you, love you so much," she wrote.
In 2016, Tana miscarried a child, Rocky, five months into her pregnancy.
Tana has spoken publicly about the pregnancy loss she experienced in 2016, and she has encouraged people to discuss the often taboo topic of miscarriage.
"I found it really hard when people would talk to me and not mention it because it was like it never happened," she told Metro in 2020.
In an October 2021 Instagram post, Tana wrote about her family's experience.
"If all had gone as we hoped yesterday 14/10/21 would have been our little boy Rocky's 5th birthday, the day he was due not the day he was actually born when he was too little to survive," she wrote.
"Not a day goes by when we don't think of him," she continued, "but, it wasn't meant to be."
Speaking on her husband's role during the hardship, Tana told Metro, "Gordon was amazing, and he's always been one to talk about everything, and he was very good at sort of talking it out of me and never making me feel that, 'Oh, you know, maybe we shouldn't talk about it.'"
In 2018, when they were 18, Holly and Jack ran the London Marathon to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and in memory of Rocky, Hello! reported.
In April 2019, the Ramsays welcomed their youngest child, Oscar.
Oscar James Ramsay, born in 2019, is currently the baby of the family.
Last spring, they celebrated his third birthday. In a celebratory Instagram post, Tana wrote, "How on earth did we get to 3 years old already?! You are such a blessing and a joy, you crazy little person, looking back at these pictures is so amazing xxxxxxxx."
His sisters, Tilly and Holly, manage the toddler's Instagram account.
In January, Gordon Ramsay suggested that Tana might be pregnant again. Metro later reported that he was joking.
While speaking to hosts Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on the Heart Breakfast radio show on January 10, Ramsay seemed to admit that he and Tana were expecting another child.
Theakston asked the chef, "Gordon, you have five kids, right?"
"Last time I looked there was five, yes. I think there's one more on the way," Ramsay responded.
Holden asked, "What?"
"Seriously," Ramsay said.
After being pushed to say more by the hosts, he added, "Do you know what, I don't know yet. I'll double check when I get back."
Metro later reported that the chef was joking.
However, Ramsay has previously said that he and his wife were "contemplating" another child.
"She's not pregnant, but we are contemplating," he told the Daily Mail of his wife in 2021.
"We discussed having another baby. I said it was a great idea. She said: 'Well, let's start planning.' So I'm like: 'Oh my god, just pause for two seconds. I'm going to be the oldest dad at school, what's going to happen on sports day?'
"But it's something we'd still consider, because it's been such a joy spending time with Oscar."
In his January 2023 Heart Breakfast interview, he seemed less certain.
"Tana would like another baby and I'm like, 'No, no, no, no,'" he said. "It's already hard enough thinking about when I go to take Oscar to school, 'Hey, what's your grandad's name?'"
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