Heston Blumenthal divorces wife of 28 years Zanna

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 April 2017
Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal

Michelin star-winning chef Heston Blumenthal and his wife Zanna were granted a divorce in just 90 seconds on Wednesday (26.04.17)

Heston Blumenthal has divorced his wife Zanna after 28 years of marriage.

The Michelin star-winning chef and his estranged wife's union was legally ended in just 90 seconds on Wednesday (26.04.17).

District Judge Anne Hudd granted the speedy split with a decree nisi at the Central Family Court six years after they split on the grounds that the marriage had irretrievably broken down.

After he split from his 52-year-old wife in 2011, Heston moved out of their Buckinghamshire home, and for a time dated glamorous American cookery book author Suzanne Pirret.

Heston, 50, has recently been seen with French real-estate broker Stephanie Gouveia.

The former couple - who met as teenagers when Heston was a credit controller and Zanna was a nurse and went on to marry in 1989 - have three children, Jack , 24, Jessie, 21, and Joy, 19, together.

They sold their house to go into business together and turned the 450-year-old Fat Duck in Bray, in Berkshire, into one of the world's leading eateries being awarded three Michelin stars and becoming famous for Heston's unusual food creations.

He also owns Dinner a critically acclaimed restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, in west London.

Zanna previously described Heston as her soulmate and Heston said she was the reason for his success after building up a multi-million pound restaurant business.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph newspaper before they separated, Zanna said: "It sounds corny but I knew from the outset that I'd found my soul mate. There was a deep connection between us and even though we were just teenagers we knew we had found something special."

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