Gordon Ramsay reveals the sweet way his family remember son Rocky after his tragic death

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By Kim Novak

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Gordon Ramsay has opened up about the devastating loss of his and his wife Tana Ramsay's unborn child Rocky and how the family honors him to this day.

The couple had been 20 weeks into their pregnancy in 2016 when they tragically lost their baby, a son whom they named Rocky.

They announced the sad news at the time, revealing that they were "healing as a family" from their collective loss.

Gordon has now opened up on the tragic loss of their baby, and how he is remembered and is part of them and their children's lives every day.

Speaking in a new interview with People, Gordon revealed: "There’s no book that guides you through that loss, and so losing Rocky was really tough. Watching the trauma unfold, it’s this life-changing moment."

The 56-year-old chef and his wife Tana, 49, are parents to Megan, 25, twins Jack and Holly, 23, and 21-year-old daughter Matilda, known as Tilly, as well as their youngest son Oscar, four, who was born after Rocky's death.

"We wouldn’t have had Oscar had we not lost Rocky," Gordon revealed. "There was no substitute - far from it - but it brought us a bond that you’d never experience in a normal situation."

The family has made sure that Rocky is never far from them, as Gordon explained: "I think, if anything, it brought the whole family together, closer, because Jack's still got the little dog tag [necklace] with Rocky, and we've got these little incredible bits of jewelry together that we connect through.

"And then the picture. And then Rocky Bay House down in Cornwall, it's on Rock Road so we came up with the amazing name of Rocky Bay House, so we named the house after him."

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Gordon and Tana Ramsay named their house in Cornwall after their late son. Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage

In June, Tana had also shared a tribute to Rocky on social media, posting a black and white photo of her and Gordon with their older children while she was pregnant.

She said in her caption: "A happy picture taken of us celebrating Megan’s 18th, I was just under 20 weeks pregnant.

"Little did we know, a few days later I would be holding our little boy Rocky - born with a strong heartbeat, but too little to survive.

"Although it’s 7 years today, it still feels like yesterday. We all miss you everyday. We love you Rocky, forever in our hearts. I couldn’t do this without my family, you are all everything to me."

In her second slide, Tana also revealed a tattoo of a cherub on her side with the date Rocky died - June 11, 2016 - just below it.

Gordon also shared his awe at how "incredibly resilient" Tana had been in the wake of such an indescribable loss, adding: "That's the power of Tana. Just watching the way that she dealt with it - and opened up with other friends and women in close proximity that could give advice - she was incredible straight after that.

"There's a lot of things that Tana's done, that we wouldn't be here today without that strength."

Featured image credit: Dave Benett/Getty Images for HUGO BOSS

 

Gordon Ramsay reveals the sweet way his family remember son Rocky after his tragic death

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

Gordon Ramsay has opened up about the devastating loss of his and his wife Tana Ramsay's unborn child Rocky and how the family honors him to this day.

The couple had been 20 weeks into their pregnancy in 2016 when they tragically lost their baby, a son whom they named Rocky.

They announced the sad news at the time, revealing that they were "healing as a family" from their collective loss.

Gordon has now opened up on the tragic loss of their baby, and how he is remembered and is part of them and their children's lives every day.

Speaking in a new interview with People, Gordon revealed: "There’s no book that guides you through that loss, and so losing Rocky was really tough. Watching the trauma unfold, it’s this life-changing moment."

The 56-year-old chef and his wife Tana, 49, are parents to Megan, 25, twins Jack and Holly, 23, and 21-year-old daughter Matilda, known as Tilly, as well as their youngest son Oscar, four, who was born after Rocky's death.

"We wouldn’t have had Oscar had we not lost Rocky," Gordon revealed. "There was no substitute - far from it - but it brought us a bond that you’d never experience in a normal situation."

The family has made sure that Rocky is never far from them, as Gordon explained: "I think, if anything, it brought the whole family together, closer, because Jack's still got the little dog tag [necklace] with Rocky, and we've got these little incredible bits of jewelry together that we connect through.

"And then the picture. And then Rocky Bay House down in Cornwall, it's on Rock Road so we came up with the amazing name of Rocky Bay House, so we named the house after him."

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Gordon and Tana Ramsay named their house in Cornwall after their late son. Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage

In June, Tana had also shared a tribute to Rocky on social media, posting a black and white photo of her and Gordon with their older children while she was pregnant.

She said in her caption: "A happy picture taken of us celebrating Megan’s 18th, I was just under 20 weeks pregnant.

"Little did we know, a few days later I would be holding our little boy Rocky - born with a strong heartbeat, but too little to survive.

"Although it’s 7 years today, it still feels like yesterday. We all miss you everyday. We love you Rocky, forever in our hearts. I couldn’t do this without my family, you are all everything to me."

In her second slide, Tana also revealed a tattoo of a cherub on her side with the date Rocky died - June 11, 2016 - just below it.

Gordon also shared his awe at how "incredibly resilient" Tana had been in the wake of such an indescribable loss, adding: "That's the power of Tana. Just watching the way that she dealt with it - and opened up with other friends and women in close proximity that could give advice - she was incredible straight after that.

"There's a lot of things that Tana's done, that we wouldn't be here today without that strength."

Featured image credit: Dave Benett/Getty Images for HUGO BOSS