This Is What Rachael Ray's Husband Does For A Living

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray has been a significant part of the culinary world for several years. What many fans of the TV chef may not know is that she has been married to her husband, John Cusimano for quite some time. According to an article from Cheatsheet, the couple have been together for 15 years. They first came across each other at a birthday party and hit it off pretty quickly. "We walked directly across the room to each other," Ray once said. "My husband and I have been together on the phone or in person every single day since the night we met."

As a pair, they've been through a lot together and emerged stronger. As Good Housekeeping pointed out, the couple found themselves dealing with an unwanted controversy in 2006 when a tabloid claimed that Cusimano had been unfaithful in his marriage and cheated on Ray with a lady from Florida. The couple vehemently denied the rumors. Thankfully, they didn't let gossip bring them down.

As explained by Cheatsheet, ten years after their wedding, they decided to renew their wedding vows in Tuscany, Italy. While explaining why her husband is the right man for her, Ray said, "I can't give a man an enormous amount of attention, and John is totally down with that." Although this may not work for every couple, it works well for these two, especially since Cusimano has a thriving career of his own to focus on.

John Cusimano is a musician and lawyer

Like his wife, John Cusimano has a big streak of creativity. He serves as the lead vocalist in a band, The Cringe. He is a multi-talented musician, playing instruments like the guitar, and enjoys writing lyrics for original songs. While the band is largely independent, they've managed to achieve a significant amount of success and have often been the opening act for groups like Steel Panther, Fuel, The New York Dolls, and Mötley Crüe.

Besides music, the impressive Cusimano is a practicing attorney. "I used to practice in New York City as an entertainment lawyer, primarily in film," John told the Rachael Ray Show. "Then I met this one, and now I only have one client and her name is Rachael Ray. So I just work on our businesses all the time." Ray explained that, although her husband can play as many as 27 musical instruments, he pursued law to please his parents — they felt that law was a safer choice in comparison to studying music. "He really is a master of keyboards, every stringed instrument; he's especially great with percussion," Ray said.

John Cusimano supports his wife and her endeavors, too

The couple work well as a team. As reported by Us Weekly, Rachael Ray recently revealed that she and her husband have worked with each other for a long time, but had to learn to tweak their work styles during the pandemic. "John and I have always worked together, but in separate buildings. John focuses on the business dealings and all of the different facets of our brand while I make TV shows in the studio all day," Ray explained before adding that because of the pandemic, they had to start doing everything together which was a huge deal for them.

For Ray, the pandemic has also been an opportunity to see how her husband works behind the scenes when it comes to things like his business calls. Similarly, John has now had the chance to see his wife work on shooting her TV shows and study the process a lot more closely. "Since we have been making TV at home John has had to take on a million roles," Ray said. "He has done 10,000 loads of dishes. He's a cameraman and tech services."

John Cusimano's biggest cheerleader is his wife Rachael Ray

As far as John Cusimano's music is concerned, he has mentioned in the past that he receives a lot of support from his wife. "She's our best and biggest fan, tremendously supportive whether it's on social media or talking about it on the show, which is great," Cusimano said back in 2015 (via Billboard.) He added that his wife's support helps his band, The Cringe, in many ways, especially when it comes to exposure.

Plus, Rachael Ray is as fond of music as her husband is and the pair make it a point to listen to anything they can get their hands on. Ray told USA Today, "We love rap. We love opera. We love classic rock and good pop. And that is what we try to put into the mix and we have done that every year." Another common interest? They love collecting vinyl records together. Adorable, right?