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Gordon Ramsay becomes father for sixth time aged 57

The celebrity TV chef suggested that child number six will be his last

Ellie Muir
Monday 13 November 2023 03:10 GMT
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Gordon Ramsay has announced that he has become a father for the sixth time after he and his wife Tana surprised fans as they revealed the birth of their newborn baby.

The celebrity TV chef, who rose to fame presenting cookery programmes Hell’s Kitchen and The F Word, shared the happy news on Instagram on Saturday (11 November).

“What an amazing birthday present please welcome Jesse James Ramsay, 7lbs 10oz whopper!!” he wrote. “One more bundle of love to the Ramsay brigade!!”

Ramsay, 57, shared three photographs on the social media site, showing his wife Tana, 49, smiling as she cradled their newborn son in a fluffy blanket. In one picture, Ramsay kissed Jesse on the head as Tana held him.

But the Kitchen Nightmares chef suggested that this child will be his last, writing that he is “done” at three boys and three girls.

On her own Instagram account, Tana told her followers that the past nine months have been “nerve wracking”.

“It’s been a nerve wracking 9 months but we’ve made it and we have been blessed with this little bundle. Jesse James Ramsay we love you so much.”

Tana, who is the author of several cookery books, echoed her husband’s sentiments as she wrote: “Ramsay family definitely complete.”

Tana also shared a picture of their young son Oscar meeting Jesse for the first time, with the four-year-old in awe of his baby brother as he stroked his head.

Ramsay and Tana were met with well wishes from friends, family and colleagues. Fellow TV chef Gino D’Acampo chose to make a cheeky remark about Ramsay becoming a father again aged 57, writing: “FANTASTICO, still plenty of lead in that pencil!!!! Congratulazioni.”

Fellow celebrity chef Jamie Oliver called Tana a “super mum”, adding: “Congratulations! Jesse James.”

Victoria Beckham commented: “Congratulations xxx we love u all xx,” as Dawn French simply wrote: “Oh. How lovely.”

Ramsay and Tana already share five children – Megan, 25, twins Jack and Holly, 23, Matilda, 22 and Oscar, four.

The pair chose to keep news of Tana’s pregnancy under wraps until they announced Jesse’s arrival, but Ramsay had alluded to having another child in recent interviews.

Speaking to People in September, Ramsay said that Tana wanted another child, explaining that they would be looking to have “another one” eventually.

But the chef expressed amusement at becoming a father again aged 57, predicting that people will mistake him for his child’s “granddad”.

“I’m going to be at school celebrating sports day with a f***ing walker!” the chef said. “‘Hey, who is your granddad?’... That’s my dad, actually.’”

“So I’m not too sure how many knee hip replacements they’ll get by the time they get [to] 21, but I’m going to try.”

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