How Did Rachael Ray Meet Her Husband, John Cusimano?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rachael Ray and husband John Cusimano

This yr celeb chef Rachael Ray and her husband, John Cusimano, might be celebrating fifteen years of marriage.

Starting a wedding below the highlight is just not simple as Ray and Cusimano realized – Ray had been a number of years into her tv culinary profession by the point she acquired married, and was solely gaining increasingly more fame.

Rachael Ray and husband John Cusimano
Rachael Ray and husband John Cusimano | Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival

How these two met is a genuinely candy love story.

How Rachael Ray met her husband

As the story goes, the 2 each have been invited, individually in fact, to the party of a friend, who had been making an attempt to get the 2 collectively for the higher a part of a yr.

John Cusimano and Rachael Ray on their wedding day, 2005John Cusimano and Rachael Ray on their wedding day, 2005
John Cusimano and Rachael Ray on their marriage ceremony day, 2005 | Mark Daniels for Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine/WireImage

“This person was a tall person, and she invited all of her ex-boyfriends and people she knew — and they were all tall,” Cusimano defined on the celeb chef’s daytime present. “And as you can see, we’re not all that tall. So I like to say we saw each other among a sea of knees.”

“That’s true,” Ray stated. “And we crossed a crowded room and started talking and we have talked every day since the night we met.”

Both agreed that they merely didn’t envision ever getting married or settling down with one individual. But, as so usually occurs, that each one modified once they locked eyes on each other.

“I never thought I would be married,” Ray stated. “I don’t think of us as married — I just think of us as us.”

“I don’t think either of us planned on spending the rest of our lives with anyone else,” Cusimano added. “It all changed when we met.”

Their late-night first date

First impressions are all the things, and Ray’s preliminary tackle Cusimano on their first date, which went into the wee hours of the morning, was that her new friend was homosexual.

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Rachael Ray and John Cusimano | J. Kempin/FilmMagic

“We were out until 4 a.m.!,” Ray advised People in 2018. “He told me what he had made himself for dinner the night before, and I assumed that if you’re not a chef and you made what he told me he made, that he was gay.”

“So I was going to set him up with a friend of mine—another handsome Italian man—and he said, ‘Oh, I’m not gay!’ So we stayed out until 4 in the morning that really was our first date.”

They’re happening 15 years collectively

The couple was married on Sept. 24 in 2005 in a Tuscan fort and plan on returning there this fall to mark their fifteenth yr collectively. The Rachael Ray 50 creator discussed lately what the 2 have realized makes their marriage work after so a few years as a pair.

“When we are mad at each other we scream,” Ray advised People in Feb. 2020. “If John is being an a–hole, I tell him, then I feel better. And John does the same thing. We share a great sense of humor which helps. We yell to get it out, then move on. We kiss, cut up vegetables, and John makes cocktails.”

In the top, the key to their longevity is preserving it mild.

“I think if more people would take themselves less seriously, they would be a lot happier in their day-to-day lives,” Ray stated. “We both work hard and find it easy to laugh at ourselves. It works for us.”

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