Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal Does It Again: Ties The Knot For The 3rd Time

Asma Irshad
Chef Heston Blumenthal
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After exchanging vows in the gorgeous setting of Provence, Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal is married for the third time to French entrepreneur, Melanie Ceysson, and this time he made it official.

Chef Heston Blumenthal Got Married Again


On Saturday, the owner of the Michelin-starred, Fat Duck, restaurant, famed for surprising guests with meals like snail porridge and egg-and-bacon ice cream, married entrepreneur Melanie Ceysson, 36, in his native France.

The Wedding Took Place In Provence

Provence, a picture-postcard region that inspired Blumenthal to become a chef.
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The wedding occurred in Provence, a picture-postcard region that inspired Blumenthal to become a chef.

His Most Recent Marriage

Heston Blumenthal recent marriage occurred in 2018 to Stephanie Gouveia
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His most recent marriage occurred in 2018 to Stephanie Gouveia, the mother of his youngest kid.

Bride And Groom's Outfits

Heston and his wife outfits
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The bride chose a traditional white gown by Emilia Wickstead, a favorite of British royals, while the groom wore an Issey Miyake green suit.

Newlyweds Hosted A Reception

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The newlyweds later hosted a reception at their nearby home for about 60 guests, including Blumenthal's fellow TV chef Raymond Blanc, owner of the two Michelin-starred Oxfordshire restaurant, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, former BBC director-general Lord Birt, and Great British Menu judge, Matthew Fort.

Raymond Blanc's Remarks

Heston Blumenthal and fellow chef Raymond Blanc at the wedding on Saturday
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Blanc remarks, "Ever since Heston did an all-too-brief week in my kitchen, I've loved his fire and creativity. Over the years he's helped me improve, and I hope I've also helped him. That's our special bond, so, of course, I had to be here."

Blumenthal's Famous Dishes Were Served

Blumenthal's famous restaurant delicacies, including oyster and passion fruit jam, meat fruit, triple-cooked chips, and Scotch eggs, were presented to guests.

He Revealed His Humorous Side

Heston Blumenthal and Melanie Ceysson at their wedding, eating edible candles
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The chef, known as a cuisine showman, revealed his humorous side by adorning the tables with edible candles.

A Team Of Chefs Came From His Restaurants

A team of chefs and front-of-house employees flew in from Heston Blumenthal's British restaurants, The Fat Duck and the Hind's Head in Bray, Berkshire, and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, served the menu.

He Met Ceysson At A Hotel

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Blumenthal announced in January that he had proposed to Ceysson, whom he met while working at a hotel in the French Alps ski town of Val-d'Isere.

Blumenthal Was There On A Vacation

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He was there with his table-tennis coach for the Christmas holiday.

He Found His Other Half

She is my soulmate
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He said, "I have found my other half. I am going to get officially married to Melanie."

Chef's Relocation To France

Blumenthal and estate agent Stephanie Gouveia pictured in 2019. They had a 'non-legally binding marriage' after a spur-of-the-moment ceremony in the Maldives before they separated
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The chef relocated to France in 2019, a year after conceiving a kid with estate agent Stephanie Gouveia.

Heston Blumenthal's Kids

Heston Blumenthal's Kids
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Blumenthal has three children with his ex-wife Zanna, whom he divorced in 2016, and his five-year-old with Stephanie.

Blumenthal Had An Affair

Blumenthal had an affair with Suzanne Pirret (left) during his marriage to ex-wife Zanna. She has previously said her favourite things are 'food and sex'
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During his marriage to ex-wife Zanna, Blumenthal had an affair with US cooking writer, Suzanne Pirret, who has stated that her favorite things are food and s*x.

Blumenthal's Fued With Waitrose

Heston Blumenthal
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Last month, the chef was involved in a feud with Waitrose when The Mail on Sunday revealed that the grocery company had decided to cut ways with him following a 12-year association that saw him featured in TV commercials and assist in boosting sales.

Managers Terminated The Chef's Contract

Heston Blumenthal
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Managers at the John Lewis-owned business were reported to have terminated Blumenthal's contract, valued "hundreds of thousands of pounds a year," because they were tired of his "unpredictability."

Blumenthal Got Angry

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Blumenthal was enraged by the statement telling, "This is so disgusting. I am pleased the contract has expired."

His Remark On The Situation

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He indicated that the remark regarding his alleged 'unpredictability' was related to his creativity in producing unexpected new foods.

"Unpredictable, to me, is a non-linear process that turns to creativity," he says.