Am I the only one around here completely addicted to Iron Chef? I live for that show. Battle: Basil is a legend to me. I’ll never forget where I was when The Chairman announced secret ingredient Kobe Beef. My favorite Iron Chefs are the classics: Bobby Flay, Cat Cora and Mario Batali. Although I really enjoy when Iron Chef does a holiday special and they combine Iron Chefs with another Food Network hosts/hostesses. Paula Deen even charmed The Chairman with her appearance on the Christmas special Battle: Sugar.
So, in my eyes, the Iron Chefs have earned the celebrity status of an Angelina Jolie or a Colin Farrell. Perhaps even more so, because everything an Iron Chef does is the most finely tuned improvisation ever, more than I could ever hope for from an actor. And yet, I really don’t know much about the private lives of my favorite Iron Chefs. So this latest bit of news came as a complete shock. Iron Chef Cat Cora is a lesbian. She has a wife, and both Cat and her wife are pregnant. Wonderful! The next generation of Iron Chefs is coming soon!
Iron Chef Cat Cora is pregnant with a baby boy. And she’ll be in the delivery room sooner than you think! Because her wife Jennifer, is giving birth in April to another boy.
But wait, it’s even more complicated than that! Cat is carrying Jennifer’s biological child — while Jennifer doesn’t know whose she is pregnant with! Eggs from both women were implanted in her, and they have decided they don’t want to know who the “real” mother is.
As for the dad. He’s the same in both cases — but it was an anonymous donor, so neither the couple, nor their kids will ever know who he is.
The two births will bring the family up to six. Cara already has two sons, Zoran and Caje.
“Jennifer and I are thrilled to go through the wonderful experience of pregnancy together,” she says. “We started the in-vitro process 5 years ago. This has been a miracle for us and we’ll now have 4 beautiful children.”
From Star Magazine
I’d expect some people to spray some negativity on this whole situation, but I think it’s pretty cool. Obviously, Cat and Jennifer are doing something that works for them, so live and let live. I wonder if The Chairman will cut Cat any slack because she’s pregnant. Probably not – he didn’t even blink when some sous chef cut himself and was bleeding all over the food. The Chairman might even recommend a special show – Battle: Pregnancy Cravings.
Cat Cora and Jennifer Cora are shown on 3/15/08. Credit: WENN