Koren Grieveson & Anne Burrell Called off Their Wedding — Where Are They Now?
Award-winning chef and television personality Koren Grieveson made headlines when her engagement to fellow chef, Anne Burrell, surfaced in 2012.
Though Grieveson and Burrell's relationship was no secret, their engagement came as a surprise. A bigger surprise came soon after the pair parted ways, despite having wedding plans.
Koren Grieveson Had Plans To Marry Ex Fiancée Anne Burrell
Koren Grieveson got engaged to Anne Burrell in 2012 in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Though the chef never gave an official statement regarding her relationship, her partner, Burrell, was pretty vocal about their relationship. She was the one who announced their engagement.
On December 31, 2012 while wishing everyone a happy new year, Burrell disclosed she was engaged to Grieveson.
Happy new year everyone! Happy and healthy! And I'm engaged!!!!!!!! — anne burrell (@chefanneburrell) January 1, 2013
Burrell also revealed to Entertainment Tonight on January 31, 2013, that they were setting a date around 2018 for their wedding, revealing they planned to marry in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
We have to talk about it, I think we're thinking of a destination wedding, maybe in Vieques, [Puerto Rico]. That's where we got engaged, and the first time we ever traveled together was to [Vieques], so it's kind of a special spot for us.
After the engagement, Grieveson even moved to New York from Chicago to be with her partner. But despite the move and their wedding plans, the chef couple never made it past their engagement and parted ways.
Where are Koren Grieveson and Anne Burrell Now?
After calling off her engagement with Koren Grieveson, Anne Burrell is now engaged to a man named Stuart Claxton. People first reported the news in April 2020. The magazine also claimed that Burrell and Claxton dated for two years before Claxton popped the big question.
As for Grieveson, she lives a private life away from the eyes of media.
Koren Grieveson Served in the Military
Since her father was in the poultry business, she had to move around a lot. She stayed in various countries like Zimbabwe, Iran, Brazil, and England before settling with her family in America.
Initially, Grieveson worked in the U.S. military for eight years. Afterward, she studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.
After her graduation in 1996, she took up her first chef job at “Spruce” under Chef Keith Luce.
She followed up the job working under Chef Suzy Cotton at Crofton on Wheel. She fiinally landed her big job as a sous chef in Blackbird under chef Paul Kahan. Her mentorship under Paul Kahan at the Blackbird would later earn her a chef de cuisine post at Avec.
The experiences she amassed under the tutelage of experienced chefs helped her garner the Food & Wine Best New Chef award in 2008. Besides that, she also bagged the James Beard Award in 2010.
But since the 2014 post, Grieveson has kept information about her personal and professional life away from the limelight.
Anne Burrell and Stuart Claxton Are Married Now
After getting engaged in April 2020, Anne Burrell and her husband Stuart Claxton got married in an intimate ceremony at Burrell's hometown of Windridge Estates Redbarn 20 in Cazenovia, N.Y.
In an interview with People, the newly wedded chef shared how ecstatic she was before walking down the aisle, describing the experience as "surreal."
I can't believe it's really here
Burrell and Claxton's fairytale wedding was complete with a horse and carriage that drove the bride to the aisle. She was accompanied with four bridesmaids including celebrity chef Rachel Ray and her sister Jane.
Claxton's son Javier, who he had from a previous marriage, was his best man.
Who Is Anne Burrell's Husband Stuart Claxton? Age, Career, and Relationships
Anne Burrell met her husband Stuart Claxton through Bumble, a dating app. Claxton made headlines after getting enagaged to his celebrity chef wife.
According to Claxton's LinkedIn bio, he is a seasoned marketing and communications manager with a brand management and client solutions background. He has worked in the digital, television, and print media.
Claxton has worked with numerous reputable brands including Samsung, NBA, Viacom, and National Geographic. He started his career working for Guinness World Records as the business development manager from 2002 to 2010.
As for his education, Claxton has a BA in Spanish and Philosophy from Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, and a Master's degree in media management from University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.
Claxton's age is unclear, but he is believed to be in his late forties. He has kept his date of birth private. Claxton had been married before he met his wife Burrell, but the details of his relationship are not public.