Robert Irvine Marries Professional Wrestler
Super-fit Food Network star Robert Irvine has met his match – in both heart and physique.
On Thursday, Restaurant: Impossible host Irvine, 46, wed professional wrestler Gail Kim, 35, in Napa Valley, Calif.
Kim is the reigning titleholder of the TNA (Total Nonstop Action) Women’s Knockout Championship. Also a former WWE Women’s champion, she once wrestled under the ring name “La Felina.” The couple met on the set of Irvine’s show, Dinner: Impossible.
The British chef handled all the logistics of wedding planning, leaving his bride-to-be with one assignment: to show up looking “as beautiful as she always does,” he has said.
“My total surprise wedding for [Gail] is almost done, she has no knowledge of what’s going on and I am surprising her,” he Tweeted Wednesday.
Fellow chef pal Melissa d’Arabian attended the service, as well as Michael Chiarello, Guy Fieri and Masaharu Morimoto, who cooked for the event and won a shout-out for “amazing food and friendship” from the groom.
Tweeted D’Arabian (along with a photo): “Beautiful, fresh sushi by Morimoto….perfect way to open cocktail hour at @robertirvine1 heartfelt wedding.”
Guy Fieri “cooked a multitude of amazing dishes for my rehearsal dinner,” wrote Irvine. “All our guests were blown away.”
“I’m the luckiest girl in the world,” Tweeted Kim. “Now I know what little girls dream of.”