Growing up as the child of a celebrity isn't always an easy thing to do, but celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has done his best to ensure his five children live as normal a life as possible. While Jack Scott Ramsay isn't yet quite as popular and successful as his famous father just yet, he's definitely got his own following.
Jack Ramsay Is A New Year's Baby
Jack is Gordon and wife Tana's firstborn son. He and fraternal twin Holly were born on January 1, 2000, in the UK. Jack has an older sister Meghan, younger sister Matilda, and he welcomed little brother Oscar back in April. His parents suffered a devastating miscarriage back in 2016, and happily announced they were expecting again on Jack's birthday this year.
Jack Ramsay Loves The Limelight
Having a father who is a famous chef means that Jack has spent much of his life in the limelight, and he definitely doesn't seem to mind. The 19-year-old, who just finished his freshman year at Exeter College, has been a fixture on the family's cooking show, Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch, and has also participated in a number of stage productions.
Well done Jack & Holly ! 2 more Ramsay’s off to University #Exeter #ravensbourne I’m so proud, amazing results ABB ABC, also well done to all the other students on a very tough year ! Dinner’s on me ! pic.twitter.com/rktNRzH2lW— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) August 16, 2018
The budding thespian was just 17 when he made his stage debut during the Edinburgh Fringe where he had a role in the spooky gothic mystery called The Curse of Cranholme Abbey. His time on the stage has definitely made Ramsay consider a career as an actor, stating "it’s definitely an option, I really enjoy it." Although he's long been rumored to be pursuing a career as a Marine, becoming an actor is a career that his father would certainly support. "My dad just says find your passion and pursue it," he told the Scottish Mail.
Jack Ramsay Is Very Active
Jack is also known for being incredibly athletic. The teen played on his high school rugby team, played water polo, studied Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts and is an all-around amazing athlete. He even runs the London Marathon every year to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children's hospital in London. It doesn't seem that there's a sport or athletic activity that he doesn't excel at!
The university student has competed in many triathlons throughout the years as well, some even with his entire family.
Jack Scott Ramsay Has Close Family
Jack is very close to his entire family and bears a striking resemblance to his famous father. He often posts pictures of him and his dad on his Instagram as well as his entire family, and commonly refers to his famous father as his "best mate."
His father is, of course, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Gordon is a chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic who was born in Scotland but raised in England. He first appeared on British television in 1998 before becoming more well known in the United States. He has starred in his own cooking shows in the UK and US including Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, and Hotel Hell.
Jack's mother is Gordon's wife of 23 years, Tana Ramsay. Tana first met Gordon when she was just 18 years old and Gordon was 22 years old, according to Bustle. The couple didn't start dating straight away as Tana was dating another chef at the time, but eventually, Gordon was able to woo the woman who would become his bride! The couple was married in 1996 and about two years later they experienced problems with infertility. They were eventually able to have oldest daughter Meghan and twins Jack and Holly thanks to IVF. Younger sister Matilda was conceived naturally.
Jack Scott Ramsay's Net Worth
Many people think that being the child of a famous celebrity means they are also worth millions, but Gordon Ramsay has made it perfectly clear that his children will not be inheriting his fortune when he's gone. The celebrity chef, who endured a hard upbringing with an alcoholic and abusive father, told The Telegraph why he won't be leaving his fortune to his children. “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 percent deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat," he said. "I’ve been super lucky, having that career for the last 15 years in the US. Seriously, it has earned a fortune and I’ve been very lucky, so I respect everything I’ve got." He even admitted that each child has a modest budget that they need to use to pay for things like their phones and bus fare.
Despite hanging out around with other celebrity children like Brooklyn Beckham, whom Jack often refers to on Instagram as his best mate, the entire Ramsay family seems to be quite down to earth and philanthropic.
Jack Scott Ramsay certainly seems like he's got a great head on his shoulders and the full support of his amazing family. Something tells us we'll be hearing a lot more of Jack in the future.