Rachael Ray thinks about her recent tragedies and says she is “grateful” for being alive.
Both the chef’s New York City apartment and his New York home have been damaged by natural disasters over the past two years. The 53-year-old’s apartment was destroyed by Hurricane Ida last month, and his house on Lake Lucerne caught fire from a chimney last summer. In early 2020, a well-known chef was also injured when his dog Isaboo died.
“When I lost my dog, I am so grateful to be with him in the last months of his life,” Ray said in a recent interview with Extra.
He said:[My dog] died in my arms … I felt guilty and grateful … People suffered real COVID or couldn’t take care of them … and how many people were left alone ‘ldi.
The popular food coronavirus pandemic has revealed that it has given a new perspective to his life. “The fire, the chimney was left under the roof, it was just life,” he continued.
“A lot of people wrote me letters and stretched out their arms and said we lost too much, so it was a failure … The apartment, we weren’t there … The leak got bigger, the roof got worse and we lost everything. we thought we had repaired … then Ida … it was raining all over the apartment, ”Ray added.
In August 2020, shortly after his house burned down, he thanked first aid workers for their diligence and dedication. “Thank you to the local first responders for being kind and polite and saving things in our house. Thank you for my mom, my husband, my dog … we are all fine. These days we should all be thankful for what we have, not for what we lost.” ” he wrote at the time.
Despite his struggles, the Rachael Ray Show host got back on his feet, and after nearly two years on the air, his show returned to season 16.
When he told ET about the restoration, he said the studio’s remodeling was “modeled after my house; they were inspired by it.”
The exhibition was filmed in his home before the fire. “We lived in a guest house because the new house is being renovated. There are some elements in this house. We wanted to feel comfortable,” Ray added.
“They turned it into my real life,” he continued. “It would be hard to go back. Before the pandemic, it was a completely different pace. Twenty months ago, when we were in the old studio, I wore high heels and nice clothes. It feels pretty calm. It’s like my real life. I always I wear sneakers and jeans, it’s like my house. I don’t wear them anymore. ”