Rachael Ray Reveals The Reason She Didn’t Have Kids

Rachael Ray Reveals The Reason She Didn’t Have Kids


Rachael Ray is a charismatic and successful
businesswoman with her own magazine and talk show, a line of pet food, and a long relationship
with the Food Network. It seems like she has everything someone would
want or need to provide for children, but Ray has revealed that she doesn’t plan on
having kids. Ray and husband John Cusimano have been together
for 14 years as of 2019, according to Good Housekeeping, but kids just aren’t on the
table for them. They do have a beloved rescue dog Isaboo and
it turns out that pet ownership is one of the things that made Ray realize she didn’t
want to have children. Back in 2007, she told People, “I don’t have time. I work too much to be an appropriate parent. I feel like a bad mom to my dog some days
because I’m just not here enough. I just feel like I would do a bad job if I
actually took the time to literally give birth to a kid right now and try and juggle everything
I’m doing.” It’s obvious that Ray is a busy woman, and
in 2010 she echoed her statement to People when she told Good Housekeeping, “I have four to five jobs on any given day,
and I could use a couple more Rachaels.” Fast forward to 2019, and 50-year-old Ray
seems busier than ever. Her classic Food Network show 30 Minute Meals
returned to television in April, and according to E! News, Ray had to work late into the
night writing recipes in order to prepare for 30 new episodes of the show — and that’s
only after she finished working on her various other projects. Cusimano is busy too, working as a lawyer
and playing in a rock band in his free time, according to Cheatsheet. “He’s actually very easy to be married to,
but you can’t have him!” If the couple had kids, it seems that not
only would their professional lives suffer, but they also would literally never have the
chance to take a break. According to The Wall Street Journal, when
asked if she thought she was missing out on something by not having kids, Ray confidently
replied, “I don’t feel like I am. I really don’t.” And why would she? With an estimated net worth of $80 million,
a lawyer-and-rockstar husband, a hit TV show and magazine, and the ability to travel the
world whenever she pleases, it seems like Ray has built herself the kind of life most
people can only dream of. The couple seems quite happy and fulfilled
with their various career ambitions and obligations — and thanks to Ray’s non-profit Yum-O!
she still has a chance to spend time with kids even if she doesn’t have any of her own. Discussing why she became an advocate for
cooking with kids, she explained to The New York Times, “Children have always been a focus for me.” Ray launched Yum-O! in 2006 as a way to, in
her words: “Empower kids and their families to develop
healthy relationships with food and cooking through three main initiatives: Cook, Feed,
and Fund.” Ray and Cusimano may have been married for
some time, but their relationship has had its fair share of ups and downs. The first rumor about the couple came from
the National Enquirer back in 2006, when a woman named claimed that she had an affair
with Cusimano that went on for years. According to People, Ray told her audience
at the time, “Everybody gossips. […] But this stuff is hurting people’s feelings
who are in our families and friends of ours. They worry about us. […] The tabloids won’t stop printing this
junk until people stop buying it.” The next rumors of discontent between the
two came in 2008, when the National Enquirer reported on sources who said that in the fallout
from the allegations of infidelity, Cusimano and Ray were tense during the prior year’s
Christmas celebrations, and that Ray had even kicked her husband out of their bedroom. Then, once again in 2013, the National Enquirer
reported that Cusimano had been hitting up a swingers club with a paid escort. Though the couple has categorically denied
all of these allegations, if you pair any sort of marital stress — including years
of fighting ugly tabloid rumors — with a packed schedule and a lack of desire for kids,
and it’s not surprising that the two haven’t had any children. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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36 thoughts on “Rachael Ray Reveals The Reason She Didn’t Have Kids”

  1. Good that she didn't have kids. Her dog food killed my two dogs.I even filled out a form for the useless FDA. https://abcnews.go.com/US/fda-warns-dry-dog-foods-linked-canine-heart/story?id=64017754

  2. I thought that the tabloids were screeching many years ago about her lawyer/rock star husband ALLEGEDLY being a philandering foot fetishist. Could that, if true, have had anything to do with it?

  3. So she is a woman and must want kids. Not every woman wants to have kids. Why does this video need to be done? I would say she doesn't have kids bc she doesnt want them.

  4. No people aren't going to stop asking women this question. Males get asked these types of stupid questions too (after a certain age especially) just not as bluntly. It usually get tossed with another topic. It's top 3 on the holiday season questionnaire for males and females.

  5. If Ray thinks being a mom to a dog is helping the dog she is sadly mistaken, dogs don't need a mom they need a strong owner to be happy.

  6. I'm happy for her, glad she's responsible enough to admit that she doesn't have the time to devote to parenting. She's made a better decision than some parents out there that just have kids to be having kids that end up lacking because of their irresponsibility. Wish more people would really think deeper about becoming a parent versus "it's life, it's what you do" nonsense.

  7. I haveno confidence in anyone that uses the national Enquirer as a reliable reference fora story. You guys lost a subscriber.

  8. she sold her soul to the devil by sacrificing her grandma by leaving her for dead in the extremely cold winter outside of her own house. she doesnt deserve kids.

  9. If you really don’t want kids then you shouldn’t have them. As she gets older, she will probably regret not having a child.

  10. I wonder why they arent asking all the dudes who dont have kids if they are missing out. This is all a crappy video.

  11. Good for her!!! I'm glad she is happy! Being a woman does not mean you want kids. I have one but it'll be a real cold day in hell before I EVER have another.

  12. It's her choice and her business. Better to not have children and raise them to be the screwed up messes that most of them are in Hollywood. These people are criticized no matter what they do.

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