Gordon Ramsay is clearly very determined not to spoil his four children.
The chef/television personality has already declared that he is not leaving his food fortune to his children. He told The Telegraph,
“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them. The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana (his wife) is they get a 25 per cent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat.”
He and his wife Tana have four children: Matilda (15), Jack and Holly (17), and Megan (18). The two of them have decided they don’t want their children living the good life without earning it. For example, while Gordon and Tana fly first class, he makes the kids fly coach.
“They don’t sit with us in first class. They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that. At that age, at that size, you’re telling me they need to sit in first class? No, they do not. We’re really strict on that. I turn left with Tana and they turn right and I say to the chief stewardess, ‘Make sure those little f—— don’t come anywhere near us, I want to sleep on this plane’. I worked my f—— arse off to sit that close to the pilot and you appreciate it more when you’ve grafted for it.”
LOL! We kind of love it.
The kids are also on a strict budget and have to pay for their own phones, bus fares, and more.
“The earlier you give them that responsibility to save for their own trainers and jeans, the better.”
Ramsay grew up in the working class and moved out of his house at the early age of 16, so it makes sense he would want his kids to work for what they have.
We have to say, we totally respect Ramsay’s strict parenting tactics. It might seem harsh, but it sounds like he’s passing along good morals to his kids.
Gordon Ramsay has always been very candid about everything and recently went about (hilariously) critiquing fans’ dishes on Twitter.
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