Ramsay thanks Beckhams for support
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has credited his pals David and Victoria Beckham with helping him bounce back from one of the worst years of his life.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
The Hell's Kitchen star has weathered a trying 18 months, during which he fell out with his relatives and became embroiled in a legal battle with his father-in-law Chris Hutcheson, who he fired as chief executive of his restaurant empire.
Ramsay has now put the family feud behind him, and he's heaped praise on the Beckhams for standing by him during his darkest moments.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "David and Victoria were just extraordinary in terms of the help and support during this time.
"They really were great. People thought we were going to escape the U.K. and go and live in L.A. permanently. But I'm a fighter and there was no chance of me giving up and going there... My company was on the verge of going bankrupt and nobody was really focusing. I thought, 'I am going to save this company. This is it.'"
The British cook also admits the hardships he faced have made his relationship with wife Tana stronger than ever.
He adds, "There was no doubt it was a personal blow for me and I felt let down by many people. But you regroup and come back. Tana and I have never been so close before."