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Gordon Ramsay may be known for flinging insults around the kitchen on his reality show, Hell's Kitchen, but this might just be his meanest moment yet. When a patron at his Las Vegas restaurant decided to pop the question to his bride-to-be, the celebrity chef accidentally ruined the proposal as badly as a burnt risotto.
Ramsay recalled the cringe-worthy botched engagement at his recent appearance at the Vegas Uncork'd food and wine festival. "Three weeks ago, one of my maître d's asked me if I would go over to table seven, who were celebrating their engagement," Ramsay explained. "So I said, 'Send two nice glasses of champagne over to them.'"
But that sweet gesture from the famous chef ended up spoiling the surprise! When the champagne arrived I went over to congratulate them — and he hadn't asked her!" Whoops! According to the UK's Telegraph, it turned out that the maître d', whose first language is not English, had muddled the tenses, leading Ramsay to believe that the man had already popped the question. "I was like, how am I going to get out of that?" Ramsay remembers. Well, let's just hope he didn't fling one of his trademark insults at his maître d' for an honest mistake...
This isn't the first time we've seen celebs get involved in proposal surprises. Early this week, Adele pulled two fans, André Söderberg and Simon Carlsson, up on stage where one of the men got down on one knee and ask for his boyfriend's hand in marriage. And last month, Britney Spears helped pull off a proposal at her meet-and-greet, where the boyfriend of one of her biggest fans popped the question. But we're pretty sure this is the first time a star ruined one!
Well, maybe the to-be-wed couple will get some free reception catering out of Ramsay to make up for his proposal faux-pas. It's worth a shot, right?