Emeril Lagasse Melts Hearts With Sweet Birthday Tribute To Wife Alden

Emeril Lagasse is one of the most celebrated chefs in the celebrity food world. He was one of the original Food Networks stars with two original shows under his belt. And his signature "bam!" catch-phrase has been heard around the cooking world by many a fan. He's been praised for his acts of kindness and charity. He started the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which organized Carnivale du Vin to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina (via Wine Spectator). In 2013, he received the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award in recognition of his charitable deeds (via the James Beard Foundation).

But while the outside world might lavish praise on Lagasse, he has made sure to celebrate his wife Alden. The two celebrated their 21st anniversary this year, with Lagasse describing his "beautiful wife" as his "best friend" and "biggest supporter." Alden has described her husband as her "biggest fan" (via People). And if that melted your heart, wait until you see his latest wife appreciation post.

Beautiful sentiments from the king of 'bam!'

In May 2021 Emeril Lagasse shared a touching throwback photo from his wedding day along with some more recent memories of them together (via People). Recently, Lagasse and his wife, Alden, celebrated her birthday anniversary. The chef posted a picture on Instagram of them together with adoring smiles on their faces to mark the occasion. He captioned the post, "Help me wish my better half the best birthday yet!" The post not only garnered attention from less-famous fans but from fellow food celebs, such as Tyler Florence, Aarón Sánchez, and Daphne Oz. 

Followers flocked to the post, sharing many happy birthday messages. One user hoped Alden would  have "the happiest and brightest day ever!" Another fan chimed in with "wish all you're dreams come true." After 21 years it seems the couple is still much in love and hand happy. Birthday probably wishes don't get much better than that.