Gordon Ramsay is known for his tough attitude, but after seeing his son delivered, everything changed.
Speaking with The Mail On Sunday’s Event Magazine, the Michelin-star chef admitted “I cried my f**king eyes out” when his wife, Tana, gave birth to their son, Oscar.
“I’ve been giddy flying in a fighter jet at 1,000mph. I’ve done some very dangerous things underwater. But I’ve never, ever felt as vulnerable as I did when my son Oscar was born,” Ramsay, 52, said.
“I’m sat there in the room worrying about menus and ingredients and all of a sudden this little head pops out the sunroof and you s*** yourself!”
This is Tana and Ramsay’s fifth child together, but the first time he has been in the delivery room. They are also parents to Megan, 21, twins Holly and Jack, 19, and Tilly, 17.
“I’ve never experienced that before,’ he says. ‘Tana never wanted me to see her in that state. One time I went fly-fishing.”
He adds, “I cried my f**king eyes out. All of a sudden you are nobody. You’re standing there looking at a team of experts who are saying, ‘Right. We’re going to look after you now, Tana.’ I was as white as a ghost. I fell back into the chair and I fainted. They said, ‘Tana’s fine. I think it’s you we need to look after next’.”
Tana tragically suffered a miscarriage in 2016, five months into her pregnancy with Rocky.
“I don’t think you’ll ever forget, in terms of healing,” the “Hell’s Kitchen” star said. “It didn’t smooth anything over… because that time was awful. But we’ve sort of brought closure to that. Now it’s easier to talk about Rocky.”