Crikey, it’s all go in the culinary world this morning where news has broken that TV chef Heston Blumethal has left his wife Zanna after 20 years of marriage – and, according to the Daily Mail, is now dating an American cookery book writer called Suzanne Pirret (see picture above).
45-year-old Heston has three teenage kids with his (now ex) wife and the pair worked together in turning their Fat Duck restaurant into a Michelin star quality eatery. But according to those close to the couple, it was the stress of this hard work that eventually resulted in the demise of their marriage. In fact, Heston has already moved out of their family home. Sad face.
A spokesman said, “Over the course of their marriage, they have built an extremely successful business, but one which has unfortunately taken its toll on their relationship. They remain good friends and devoted parents of their three children who are their main focus.”
Well, it seems Ms Pirret has been keeping Heston well looked after – and she is certainly doesn't seem the type to shy away from being a bit sexy. In fact, one of her best known quotes is, “Food and sex. Two of my favourite things, and the most powerful of all human drives. Best one after the other in either order, I’m not picky.” Ooh-er! No wonder Heston couldn’t hold back. Suzanne, also 45, seems to have a lot of ‘sexy’ pictures floating around – one of which shows her holding a dress over her modesty and looking a bit flustered. She’s obviously looks up to Nigella as her inspiration.
But thankfully, a friend of the Blumenthal family has assured everyone that Heston has gone about the whole thing in the right way, saying, “They [Heston and Zanna] have been talking about their relationship for months. Zanna knows all about Suzanne and so do the children now. It’s still very early days for Heston and Suzanne.”