Ramsay's 'Seven Year Affair'

Super chef has been "cheating on wife of 12 years", according to reports
Monday , 24 November 2008
Ramsay's 'Seven Year Affair'

Celebrity chef GORDON RAMSAYhas been accused by a British tabloid of cheating on his wife of 12 years, TANA.

The News of the World newspaper claims the foul-mouthed Hell's Kitchen star, who has built up a reputation as a family man, has been having a secret affair with blonde SARAH SYMONDS for the last seven years after meeting her at a London nightclub in 2001.

A source tells the publication, "Ramsay and Sarah exchanged mobile phone numbers and became lovers just a few weeks later. So much for him being true to his wife."

The article goes on to accuse Ramsay of meeting Symonds for secret trysts in London and Los Angeles after she moved to the US in 2003.

The newspaper alleges the couple parted in 2004 but got back together during a Ramsay family holiday to LA in August 2007, when the star went to visit his pals DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM.

And now the publication claims to have photographs of the chef and Symonds leaving the Marriott Hotel in London's Grosvenor Square - which is adjoined to his restaurant Maze - moments apart on Thursday evening.

The report alleges the couple spent 75 minutes together in a room at the hotel.

A spokesperson for Ramsay had yet to respond to requests for comment as Ahlanlive went to press, while Symonds refused to address the reports, telling the News of the World, "Sorry, I've got nothing to say on the matter."

Father-of-four Ramsay speaks frequently about his marriage to fellow chef Tana, and has previously described her as "the only woman who can turn me on...

Tana is my wife, my lover and the person I want in my bed and in my arms every night".

In June, he said, "Tana and I have a great marriage even though we spend very little time together. The time we have together is quality rather than quantity."