Guy and Lori Fieri have been married for over 26 years. Here's a timeline of their relationship.
- Guy and Lori Fieri have been married for over 26 years.
- The pair met in California in 1992 and tied the knot three years later.
Affectionately known as the Mayor and First Lady of Flavortown, they have been married for over 26 years and have two sons together.
Here is a timeline of Guy and Lori's long-lasting relationship:
1992: Guy and Lori met in California
The couple had a cute but unlikely first meeting.
Guy was running a restaurant in Long Beach, California, and Lori showed up with a friend who had recently been let go from the establishment's staff.
"I was talking to her friend and saying 'Hey, listen, wait a few weeks before you come in,' and standing behind her is this blue-eyed, blonde girl giving me this mean mug," Guy told Delish in 2017.
The three got to talking, and Lori told Guy she was visiting her friend while making a cross-country move from Rhode Island to Southern California — but the famous chef added that "she never made it to San Diego."
Guy said he "just knew" she was the one as soon as he saw her, so he won Lori over by cooking for her.
"I don't remember what I made, but I do remember it was quite an epic time," he said. "The first time I cooked for her, she was just like, 'You made all this?' We both love food, so being able to cook, that was one of the things that impressed her."
1995: Guy and Lori got married
About three years after meeting in Long Beach, Guy and Lori tied the knot and both changed their last names.
August 1996: Their first child, Hunter, was born
Lori gave birth to their first son, Hunter, on August 13, 1996, the same year Guy opened his premiere restaurant, Johnny Garlic's, in his California hometown.
And, years later, Hunter plans to follow in his dad's culinary footsteps.
"I want to follow in the same path, because I feel like I can kill it with that," Hunter told Delish in 2018. "I want it all. I want to open my own restaurants — to have things that I created and things my dad created and run this empire."
December 2005: Lori gave birth to Ryder
Nearly 10 years after having Hunter, Lori gave birth to the pair's second son, Ryder, on December 31, 2005.
Ryder has since appeared on a handful of his dad's shows, like "Guy's Big Bite," "Guy's Family Cruise," and "Guy's Family Road Trip."
2006: Guy won the cooking competition 'Food Network Star'
In 2006, Guy became the season-two winner of "Food Network Star." This win helped launch Fieri's career and the same year he debuted "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."
He would go on to become a regular on the Food Network and host and star on a series of TV shows.
September 2018: Guy shared his favorite thing that Lori cooks for him
Guy isn't the only capable chef of the family — he's also a fan of Lori's go-to dishes.
"There's an old-school recipe she makes that she brought home from where she grew up in Rhode Island," Guy told TODAY Food in 2018. "It's one of the first things she ever cooked for me, and it's still a favorite of mine."
He said Lori calls the dish "noodles and beef" but added that "it's far greater than that."
"She sautés top sirloin with onions, mushrooms, and garlic. And she makes this fantastic gravy and serves it over egg noodles," he said. "It's a very simple dish, but it's one of my favorites."
The famous chef added that he's also a fan of her recipe for linguine and clams.
September 2018: Guy shared the secret to their long-lasting marriage
"My wife and I have gone from being married at a young age to being where we are now — to get here, you have to be willing to adapt and understand," he said. "It's all compromise and understanding."
May 2019: Lori said she sometimes wishes Guy would change his signature hairstyle
"He wore a suit to work every day," she said. "Now I look at him, and I'm like, 'Where's that man I married with the whole clean look?'"
Guy accidentally achieved the bleach-blonde ends when he let a stylist and friend experiment on his hair right before work, and he didn't have time to fix it.
Lori thought it would be temporary, but the frosted tips have since become a major part of her husband's signature look.
"I always say, 'When are you going to change your haircut?' But it stuck and it's him," Lori said. "I tease him every once in a while. And I do want a little change sometimes. But that's like me changing my hair to black. I mean, I'm not going to do that for him, so."
April 2020: Guy and Lori quarantined together in a ranch outside of Napa, California
Guy said they had been experimenting with different foods, trying out new recipes, and making a lot of pizza.
2020: They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary
For Guy and Lori, 2020 marked their 25th wedding anniversary and nearly 30 years together overall.
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