How Did Guy Fieri Meet His Wife? How Many Kids Do They Have?
If there’s any Food Network star who stands out in our minds, it’s Guy Fieri. Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no doubt his frosted tips, signature hunch when eating, and catchy sayings have become ultra popular over the years since he first won Food Network Star. Now, he’s best known for his fun culinary programs like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games — and every once in awhile, we hear a little about Guy’s personal life, too.
We’ve seen Guy’s children make guest appearances on his show every once in awhile, but fans are also wondering who his wife is. Here’s what we know about their relationship.
Guy knew there was something special about his wife, Lori, as soon as they met
If there’s anyone who now believes in love at first sight, it’s Guy Fieri. Guy recounted his unusual love story to Delish, and he noted that as soon as he met Lori, he knew there was something special about her — and it made him want to get to know her even more. It all started when Guy was running a restaurant in Long Beach, California, over 20 years ago — and Lori’s friend who was working at the restaurant was let go from the job. Lori and the friend went back to the restaurant, and Guy asked them to keep a low profile, as they shouldn’t have been there at the time — but Lori wasn’t having any of it. “She said, ‘You can’t make us leave,’ and I was like, ‘You don’t have to’,” Guy told Delish.
Eventually, the three of them began talking, and Guy learned that Lori was just passing through the area during a cross-country move to San Diego. And Guy noted that while they were talking, it was clear they were meant to be together. “I knew as soon as I saw her. I just knew,” he told the publication.
Guy and Lori fell in love through food
Knowing how much Guy loves food, it makes perfect sense that he would show off his culinary prowess to Lori early on in their relationship. He told Delish that he cooked for his now-wife to win her heart — though he explained that he doesn’t remember exactly what it was. “The first time I cooked for her, she was just like, ‘You made all this?’ We both love food, so being able to cook, that was one of the things that impressed her,” he said. As for how he’s managed to make his marriage last, he told Today some of his secrets he’s learned. “My wife and I have gone from being married at a young age to being where we are now — to get here, you have to be willing to adapt and understand,” he explained.
It seems Guy is still cooking for Lori now, too, despite his job being all about food as well. He told Today that when she requests dishes from him, it’s typically Mexican or Chinese food — though there is one Italian dish that she apparently can’t get enough of. Guy said, “My linguini and clams is probably one of her all-time favorites. Especially when the clams are really small. And when we sit down together to have a really nice dinner.”
They have two children together
Guy’s kids are growing up fast. He and Lori share two children, Hunter and Ryder, and while we remember seeing Hunter on Guy’s Big Bites from time to time years ago, it’s tough to believe he’s now 21 years old. Delish reminds us Hunter first showed up on the Food Network with Guy when he was just 10 years old, and today, he seems to be following right in his father’s footsteps. Delish notes that Hunter has worked under Guy at a few of his restaurants. “I liked to be outside, and I liked construction and what not, but cooking is what it is. It’s what I do. It’s what we all do,” Hunter said.
Now, Hunter attends the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for hospitality, and he’s interning under Caesar’s group, which is where many famous chefs have restaurants. Hunter even joked, “I want the restaurants and the shows and the cookbooks — and more. I have to one-up dad, of course.” As for Ryder, he’s still a teen, so we’re not sure if he’ll follow in the same Fieri food empire footsteps. But we’re excited to see what the family accomplishes in the future.
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