Rachael Ray felt ‘responsible and grateful’ after NY house burned down

Rachael Ray is reflecting on her latest tragedies and stated she feels “grateful” to be alive.

Both the chef’s New York City condo and her upstate NY residence had been affected by pure disasters prior to now two years. The 53-year-old’s condo was worn out by Hurricane Ida final month whereas her Lake Luzerne abode was burned down in a chimney hearth final summer time. Earlier in 2020, the celeb cook dinner additionally suffered a loss when her canine Isaboo died.

“When I lost my dog I was so grateful that I could be with her the last several months of her life,” Ray stated in a latest interview with Extra.

She stated, “[My dog] died in my arms … I felt guilty and grateful at the same time … People suffered actual human loss from COVID or because they couldn’t get care … and how many people died alone.”

The superstar foodie revealed that the coronavirus pandemic put her life into perspective. “The fire, the chimney burped under the roof, that’s just life,” she continued.

“So many people wrote to me and reached out and said we lost so much too, I mean that’s just bad luck … The apartment, we weren’t there … Leaks became bigger and the roof became worse and we thought we had repaired everything … then Ida … the whole apartment, was just raining inside,” Ray added.

In August 2020, shortly after her upstate residence went ablaze, she thanked first responders for his or her exhausting work and dedication. “Thank you to our local first responders for being kind and gracious and saving what they could of our home. Grateful that my mom, my husband, my dog … we’re all okay. These are the days we all have to be grateful for what we have, not what we’ve lost,” she tweeted at the time.

Ray’s residence was burned down in a chimney hearth in 2020.
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Despite her struggles, the “Rachael Ray Show” host is getting again on her ft and additionally shared that her present is again for its sixteenth season after nearly two years off the air.

Telling ET about getting again into the swing of issues, she stated the studio rework is “modeled after my home upstate; they took inspiration from that.”

The present was filmed in her house earlier than it was burned down. “We’ve been living in the guest house as the new house is being rebuilt. This house has some of those elements. We wanted it to feel cozy,” Ray added.

The chef’s upstate NY pad was used as her in-house studio for “The Rachael Ray Show.”
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“They turned it more into what my real life is like,” she continued. “It would’ve been hard to go back to. It was a totally different speed before the pandemic. Twenty-something months ago, when we were in the old studio, I would wear high heels and fancy clothes. This feels much more relaxed. It’s much more like my real life. I’m wearing sneakers and jeans now all the time, it’s much more like my actual home. I’m never dressing up again.”

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