A British Chef, Ainsley Harriott Bio, Marriage, Divorce, Kids, and Net Worth
Quick Facts of Ainsley Denzil Dubriel Harriot
- Full NameAinsley Denzil Dubriel Harriot
- Net Worth$4million
- Date of Birth28 February, 1957
- NicknameAinsley Harriott
- Marital Status Divorced
- Birthplace in Paddington, London
- Ethnicity Afro-American
- Religion Christianity
- Profession Chef, TV presenter, actor, and cookbook author
- Nationality British
- Eye colour Black
- Hair colour Bald
- SpouseClare Fellows(1989-2012)
- EducationWestminster Kingsway College
- Online PresenceFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter
- Horoscope Pisces
Being a chef never seems like a job; it becomes a true passion, and a recipe has no soul; you, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.
If you adore cooking and love eating delicious food, you have come across Chef Ainsley Harriott, a leading personality or big name in the food industry.
Ainsley is notable for his BBC cooking game show ‘Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook’ (1995 to 2000) and ‘Ready Steady Cook’ from 1994 to 2010. Formerly, he worked as a resident chef on the TV series Good Morning with Anne and Nick from 1992 to 1996.
Besides, a British chef Ainsely is a TV presenter, an actor, and a cookbook author. Further, his signature cooking comprises couscous, risotto, and soups.
Let’s dive into this article and know everything related to these famous chefs’ personal and professional lives without wasting any time.
Ainsley Harriott’s Net Worth of 2021!
Star, Harriott, accumulated a decent fortune throughout his long professional career. As per some sources, he has a staggering net worth of $4 million.
As for his salary, reportedly, the star charges $13,000 for a television appearance as a judge. So he might be making handsome cash from his career so far.
In 2015, Ainsley took part in the reality TV series Strictly Come Dancing as a contestant. Also, he has appeared in TV series such as Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food, Ready Set Cook, Ready Steady Cook, etc.
Besides being a chef and TV personality, the cook is a successful writer and has made a considerable amount of wealth from his books.
Further, he wrote many books on food recipes, and some of his notable books are Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen, Ainsley’s Mediterranean Cookbook, Ainsley’s Harriott’s Low Fat Meals in Minutes, which cost $21.62, $20.87, and $20.12, respectively.
The Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen author also has Couscous cereal bars in his name. The couscous cereals have a combination of vegetables and countries-inspired flavors. Moreover, his jerk chicken recipe is also popular all over the UK.
Apart from his cooking books and cereals, his t-shirt is also a sought-after commodity, and one can buy his t-shirt for $21.15 with an extra delivery charge of$8.45 on Amazon.
Ainsley Harriott’s Memes
The writer of Ainsley Harriott’s Meals in Minutes is not just recognized among the viewers as a celebrity chef but has also achieved incredible popularity as a meme. In December 2010, while Ainsley was spicing a salad, his facial expression went viral.
One of his quotes from his book Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible, Heh heh, boi, became a widespread phrase for his meme. His other quotes that became across-the-board are Spicy, Give that meat a good ol’ rub, and many more.
In addition to this, his facial expressions are mostly utilized in many video games/memes as a troll face and dirty humor. Additionally, his funny face is also used in Gifs.
Who Is The Ready Steady Cook star Ainsley Harriott’s Wife? Marriage And Divorce
At the moment, Ainsley is leading a single life, but he was once a married man. The chef married his longtime girlfriend turned his wife, Clare Fellows, an English costume designer and the younger sister of comedian-actor Graham Fellows.
The Ainsley’s Harriott’s Low Fat Meals writer met his spouse in a clothing store for the first time. Then, the ex duo instantly fell for each other and started dating.
After one year of romance, the former couple tied their wedding knot in 1989 in an intimate wedding ceremony in the presence of their family, friends, relatives, and close ones.
But unfortunately, after 23 years of their marital life, the ex-pair decided to end their marriage and parted ways in 2012. From some online sources, we learned that the main reason behind their separation was the extramarital affair of Harriott with another lady in 2004.
Besides, there were rumors that he was gay, which provoked his and Fellow’s divorce. But later, on his Twitter, the 64-year-old dark hunk clarified that he is not gay and is straight.
Excluding his interest, he loves drinking and fancies cocktails plus mocktails. Also, he has a pet dog in his house named Bobby.
Can’t Cook Star, Ainsley Harriott is blessed with two kids!
From his previous blissful marriage with Clare, the world-recognized chef is blessed with a son Jimmy Harriott who first stepped into this earth in 1992, and a daughter, Madelaine Harriott, who took birth in 1995.
As of now, their juveniles followed their father’s footsteps and became great cooks, and their father also inspires them.
Furthermore, their adorable kids love to serve dinner parties and cherish people. Despite being kids of superstars, they also prefer low-key profiles and loves to spend their spare time with their father and mother.
Who Is Ainsley Harriott?
The English cook, Ainsley Harriottcame into the earth as Ainsley Denzil Dubriel Harriot on February 28, 1957, in Paddington, London, under the Pisces zodiac sign.
Likewise, he was raised by his father, Chester Leroy Harriott (1933-2013) and his mother, Peppy Strudwick(August 14, 1927 – October 29, 1993). Further, his father was a pianist and singer, while his mother was a former nurse.
Similarly, he grew up alongside his two siblings, Jacqueline Harriot, sister (born in 1952), and brother Chester Harriot Jr. (born in 1954).
As per his schooling, he attended Wandsworth Comprehensive School. Later, the chef joined Westminster Kingsway College for his culinary training, followed by an apprenticeship at the Verrey’s restaurant.
From a very early age, Harriott had a keen interest in cooking and learned cooking from his lovely mother.
Subsequently, when he was in his sweet sixteen, Ainsley engaged as a trainee in a restaurant called Verry’s in London and, as a result, became a commis chef of that restaurant.
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