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Gordon Ramsay's letter to his mother-in-law

10 NOVEMBER 2010

Dear Mother in Law,

This has to be one of the most painful letters I’ve ever had to write. Listening to Tana in floods of tears reading your letter from you asking that she stays away from her family is so awfully wrong. Removing my father in law, from my business has been the hardest and most important decision in my entire life. His manipulation and controlling of so many lives has finally come to an end.

Chris recently suggested my mood swings were down to the involvement with drugs; my God did that hurt. How dare he ever suggest this on the back of my frustration and dealings with my younger brother and his addiction.

To curb my suspicions I employed a private detective and the situation started to unravel very quickly. The very complex life that Chris leads, has seen many of my key staff feeling that they had to cover on his behalf. His away days were rarely what I thought they were. But beyond that, one of my biggest concerns was the business; signing huge contracts in my name and furthermore discovering emails were being looked at. Three weeks ago today when I met with my team to explain the situation, you could instantly see the relief and joy on their faces.

I know how hard this must be for you Greta but you're punishing your daughter and our four children, for all the wrong reasons, it’s so sad. She’s an amazing woman and you’ve been a fantastic mum. Please don’t stop!

Lots of love Gordon

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