Passion for food came easily for renowned chef Alex Guarnaschelli but found romance more challenging from the beginning. She often thought that she would never have a family because she had very little time for her love life after giving more than 80 hours a week in the kitchen.

Get along to know extensively about Guarnaschelli's personal life and bio!

Guarnaschelli Is Currently Engaged to Michael Castellon

On June 20, 2020, Guarnaschelli took to Instagram to confirm her engagement with fellow chef Michael Castellon. Castellon is a champion of the food show Chopped and appears on Food Network's show Grocery Games.

She showed off her engagement ring in her post and wrote, "Ok @chefmike808, you’re on!"

Castellon went down on his knees to propose Guarnaschelli on the day of her birthday celebration. He asked her, "Will you marry me?" and she happily said, "Yes!"

Guarnaschelli and Castellon have been together since meeting each other in 2016 at Castellon's restaurant for the first time.

The pair is in no hurry to getting married, but they want a massive wedding with a "dream" catering, whenever it takes place. "We're not in any hurry, but I want to have a blowout," she told People magazine.

She Was Previously Married but Separated after Her Husband Cheated

Guarnaschelli was previously married to a lawyer Brandon Clark from 2007 to 2015.

She first met Clark sometime during 2006 at New York’s Institute of Culinary Education while teaching a fish class. She married him shortly after they began their relationship on April 29, 2007.

Alex Guarnaschelli and Brandon Clark at their wedding.

Alex Guarnaschelli and Brandon Clark at their wedding. (Photo: Pinterest)

Importantly, Guarnaschelli was pregnant when she exchanged the wedding vows with ex-husband Clark.

Five months after the wedding, on September 24, 2007, the former couple welcomed a daughter, Ava Clark. 

But their relationship started to fall apart. It has been said that Clark was cheating on Alex with other women, leading their marriage to divorce.

While Clark tried to stay away from rumors initially, he later admitted to having an affair with two women. In December 2015, Guarnaschelli divorced her husband, getting full custody of her daughter.

Has Close Bond with Daughter Ava Clark

Since her divorce from her first husband, chef Guarnaschelli stays close to her daughter Ava and has formed a strong bond with her.

On Mother's Day 2021, the celebrity chef expressed through Instagram that she feels privileged to be a mother to her beautiful daughter.

Ava is presently 13-year-old and studies in 8th grade. According to her Instagram bio, she wants to "work for the new york times."

Guarnaschelli's Brief Bio

Alexandra Maria Guarnaschelli, popularly known as Alex Guarnaschelli, is an American chef who serves as an executive chef at New York City's Butter restaurant. She currently runs Food Network’s digital series FIX ME A PLATE and was an executive chef at The Darby restaurant before its closing.

In addition to that, Guarnaschelli is also a popular television personality who hosts Food Network's shows such as Chopped and America’s Best Cook.

Sharing her cooking experience, Guarnaschelli has authored four cookbooks: 'The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart,' 'Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook,' 'Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook,' and 'Old-School Comfort Food.'

In 2012, she won the title of Iron Chef on The Next Iron Chef: Redemption. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, she owns a net worth of $2 million.