As Gordon Ramsay's wife Tana, 33, emerged from the couple's Wandsworth home carrying her bulldog puppy Rumpole on Tuesday, she told waiting photographers "the poor thing" had just had a rabies jab. Her remark prompted one quick-witted snapper to quip: "What about the dog?", a cheeky reference to her famously fiery-natured husband.
Neither the TV chef nor private school-educated Tana - whose father is Gordon's mentor and helped coordinate the business side of the 42-year-old's stellar career - have spoken publicly about his alleged infidelity. But a British newspaper has reported that although the F-Word star is remorseful over the pain the revelations have caused his wife, he's also - true to form - fuming.
"As you would expect he's very angry and says a lot of it is complete b*******," a friend of the couple, who have been married for 12 years and have four children, told the Daily Mirror.
While former Jeffrey Archer mistress Sarah Symonds claims she had a seven-year affair with the Scottish chef, Gordon reportedly insists they only met on four occasions.