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Michael Symon Wife, Gay, Net Worth, Married Life

Updated On: 09 Aug, 2018

Michael Symon Wife, Gay, Net Worth, Married Life

Quick Information

Date of Birth September 19, 1969
Age 50 Years 1 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Chef
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Liz Shanahan (m. 1994)
Divorced No
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $ 4 Million
Ethnicity White
Height 1.82 m
Education The Culinary Institute of America
Parents Dennis Symon (Father), Angel Symon (Mother)
Siblings Nikki Symon (Sister)

Food reality television programs have given its audience to know about different recipes of different cuisines. With the number of such increasing shows, how can someone be unaware of chef Michael Symon and his association with Food Network Broadcast?

Michael Symon is mostly popular for his Food Network show, Food Feuds from 2010 and is one of the top Chef across the United States, who has got immense expertise in culinary arts. He has more than two decades of working experience as a Professional Chef from the mid 90’s and his wife, Liz Shahanan also supports their restaurant business.

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Michael and his wife, Liz Shanahan married on 1 November 1998 and are living a beautiful married life for almost two decades.

Michael Symon first met his Georgina native wife when she worked as the collaborator at his restaurant. He used to love her company but had to wait five years to ask her for their first date. The pair after dating for few years shared wedding vows at the Pilgrim Church, in Cleveland.

He had recently posted a throwback picture along with his wife, Liz on his social sites in July 2018. In the picture, he said that the image was from the first article written about their restaurant, Lola Bistro, which they opened back in 1997.

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Michael Symon with his wife, Liz in a throwback picture on 19 July 2018 (Photo: Instagram)

Apart from the professional work, both the couple shares a similar interest of liking American Football Team, Cleaveland Browns. The Chef posted a picture along with his wife, Liz on his IG handle on 29 October 2015, from the soccer pitch, cheering the Cleaveland Browns.

The pair had gone on a four-day romantic winter vacation to Paris in December 2016. Michael had posted their final holiday picture on his social media page on 30 December 2016 and thanked the place for their short stay. The host even addressed to get back to his work from his holiday and even greeted New Year wishes to his followers.

The couple never had a child in their 19 years together, but Michael has a stepson named Kyle from Liz'a previous relationship. Kyle was reportedly two years old when her mother initially met his step-father.

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Michael shares a jovial father-son bond with Kyle, and both have always been supportive towards each other.

Michael has also posted a picture of his 99-year-old father on his IG account on 25 November 2016. He shared the happiness of his dad to be at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 

Talks About Gay Events & Ice-Cream

The Native of Cleveland was the brand ambassador of the city where he was raised. The chef on his interview for Fodors Magazine in 2015 revealed about the culinary scene of the town had tremendously changed over the years. He also further explained that the Republican National Convention in the city and the gay games involved in the event were huge.

Michael on his another Question/Answer session with Sheknows Magazine in 2013 discussed his experience working in Iron Chef. During the rapid-fire session, he said that his favorite food truck is the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.

In the interview, he also mentioned that Bobby Flay is the toughest Iron Chef. However, in an episode in November 2006, where Bobby Flay teamed up with Giada Pamela De Laurentiis, they fell short of the combo of Rachael Ray and Mario Batali.

How Much Is Michael Symon’s Net Worth?

The 48-year-old accumulated the staggering net worth of $4 million from his restaurants business in the Cleveland, Ohio area including Lola, The B Spot, and Lolita. He and Liz opened their restaurant, Lola back in February 1997, which was later converted to Lolita in 2005.

Apart from owning the restaurants, Michael summons his other remuneration through appearing in the Food Network shows including, Iron Chef America and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

Michael on his Twitter handle on 31 July 2018  had recently addressed his followers to tune in his Food Network show, Burgers Brew & Que for the brand new episodes.

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Short Bio

The American chef was born on 19 September 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio as per wiki. He stands at the height of 1.80 m (5’ 11”) tall and belongs to a white ethnicity. Michael’s birth sign is Virgo. 

Michael went to St. Richard School in North Olmsted and later attended St. Edward High School in Lakewood to complete his graduation in 1987.

Michael is a fitness enthusiast, and besides being a regular guy in the kitchen, he manages to keep a well-maintained physique. Talking to the Food Net Work magazine in 2017, Michael revealed that his Food Network co-host, Bobby Flay has inspired him to hit the gym. 

Michael reveals that he loves weight-lifting exercises while his friend, Bobby is more into running. The chef further revealed exercises keeps him fit, but when he is not, he knows that he will gain weight. He also told his Facebook followers on 5 January 2018 to post his workout meals from the following week.