How Old Is Guy Fieri?
Guy Fieri is no doubt one of the most iconic chefs on the Food Network. While some people love him and others completely despise him, there’s no doubt that Guy Fieri and his frosted tips are pretty recognizable to Americans everywhere.
But just because you have seen his face around doesn’t mean that you might know much about him. If you’re curious about who this man is outside of his over-the-top persona, we’ve answered some of your questions below.
How old is Guy Fieri?
Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968, which means that he is 51 years old in 2019.
Another fact about Guy Fieri is that his birth name was actually Guy Ramsey Ferry, though he later changed his last name to its original Italian form, Fieri, to honor his great-grandfather.
Is Guy Fieri married?
Guy Fieri has been married since 1995. His wife is named Lori, though not much is known about her since she is a rather private person.
However, Guy Fieri once shared with Delish the cute story of how he and his wife met. According to Fieri, they met because of Lori’s friend who was working at Fieri’s restaurant in Long Beach, California, at the time.
“Her friend had been let go from the restaurant, and they weren’t supposed to be there,” Fieri shared. “I was talking to her friend and saying ‘Hey, listen, wait a few weeks before you come in,’ and standing behind her is this blue-eyed, blonde girl giving me this mean mug.”
Lori did not like what Fieri was doing, so she stepped in to defend her friend and tell Fieri that they weren’t leaving. Fieri, though, was immediately struck by her and he became interested. In fact, he told Delish that he already had a feeling Lori and he were meant to be together somehow. “I knew as soon as I saw her. I just knew,” he said.
So Guy Fieri allowed Lori and her friend to stay provided they kept a low profile. The three of them ended up talking with each other and Fieri was determined to win Lori over.
He decided to try and impress Lori by cooking, and it actually went well. Guy Fieri revealed: “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.”
Today, the couple has been married for over 20 years. Guy Fieri once said that their secret to a lasting marriage is simply being “willing to adapt and understand.”
He continues to cook for his wife today and Lori also supports him in trying anything new and wild.
Do Guy Fieri and his wife have kids?
The couple has two sons together – Hunter (b. 1996) and Ryder (b. 2005). If you are familiar with Guy Fieri’s vineyard, you might know that his wine brand was named Hunt & Ryde after his children. And those who watch Guy Fieri’s shows might remember seeing the two boys occasionally.
The elder Hunter Fieri is following in his dad’s footsteps. Originally, he wanted to be a Supercross racer. However, he began working in his father’s restaurants from the bottom as a dishwasher before moving up, which led him to pursue this same career path. He ended up studying hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (his dad’s alma mater). He’s also appeared on Winner Cake All and Guy’s Grocery Game as a guest host and judge.
“I want to follow in the same path because I feel like I can kill it with that,” Hunter shared. “I want to open my own restaurants… to have things that I created and things my dad created, and run this empire.”