On TV Gordon Ramsay is the no-nonsense chef who barks a lot in the kitchen, and in an interview with The Telegraph in the UK, has also revealed that he takes his strict style home with him.
In the interview, the celebrity chef revealed he's raising his four kids with his wife Tana the way he was raised, in a normal environment where they don't get attached to a privileged lifestyle.
“I’ve never been really turned on about the money... That’s not my number one objective, and that’s reflected in the way the kids are brought up," the chef said.
The strangest thing about the way he's bringing his kids up... well, they barely ever get to eat in his massively popular restaurants, and when Gordon flies, he gets first class while his kids get the normal seats.
“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.”
It doesn't come as a surprise that Gordon has no intentions of leaving his kids any money in his will, saying he'll chip in a small bit for a house, but that's about it.
“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” he says. “The only thing I’ve agreed with Tana is they get a 25 per cent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat."
It's awesome to see that even a wealthy celebrity like Gordon Ramsey still respects the idea that kids need to learn things on their own, and from the looks of it, he's set his kids up with very valuable life experience.