News | Entertainment
2 Dec 2021 10:07
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Rachael Ray is grateful for "being alive" after experiencing a house fire, severe flood damage to her home, and losing her dog in the last 18 months

    The 'Rachael Ray Show' host's pet pooch Isaboo recently passed away, and she was pleased she could be with her four-legged friend in her final moments amid the coronavirus pandemic when others were dying alone.


    When asked what she's most grateful for, Rachael said: "Being alive.

    "When I lost my dog I was so grateful that I could be with her the last several months of her life.

    "She 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."

    Rachael's New York City apartment was badly flooded in August when Hurricane Ida hit.

    She said: "We weren't there.

    "Leaks became bigger and the roof became worse and we thought we had repaired everything... then Ida... the whole apartment, it was just raining inside."

    The flood came after a huge fire ripped through her home on Chuckwagon Trail in Lake Luzerne, New York, in August last year, and she has put that down to "bad luck".

    Speaking on 'Extra', she said: "The chimney burped under the roof, that's just life.

    "So many people wrote to me and reached out and said we lost so much too, I mean that's just bad luck."

    Fortunately, the 53-year-old celebrity chef, her husband John Cusimano, her mother, and her pet pooch all got out safely from the fire.

    Shortly after the blaze in August 2020, the star admitted she was doing "OK".

    She wrote on Twitter: "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. (sic)"

    But she had lost her phone in the fire, so was having difficulty contacting her friends and family.

    She added: "...I *did* lose my phone (posting through a team member) Thank you for all the well wishes, concern and outreach, but can't return texts and calls at the moment...! (sic)"

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     02 Dec: Bradley Cooper's "guard was down" when he was threatened at knifepoint in New York City
     02 Dec: Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beachfront mansion in Malibu for $10.3 million
     02 Dec: Iggy Azalea thinks her house looks like a "candy cane" after she installed her Christmas decorations
     02 Dec: Winnie Harlow wanted "white girl hair" at the start of her career
     02 Dec: Regina King thinks Idris Elba “is the world’s sexiest man”
     02 Dec: Joanne Froggat claims Sir Mick Jagger loves 'Downton Abbey'
     01 Dec: 'Made in Chelsea' star Binky Felstead has a crush on Jude Law
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Three outside backs and a loose forward are up for All Black of the year at the New Zealand Rugby Awards which will be held virtually on December 16 More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A political marketing expert says it'll be a problem for Chris Luxon if he just focuses on business More...



     Today's News

    Rugby:
    Three outside backs and a loose forward are up for All Black of the year at the New Zealand Rugby Awards which will be held virtually on December 16 9:33

    International:
    Suicide, forced puberty and underage marriage on the rise in war torn Syria, new report says 9:13

    Entertainment:
    Bradley Cooper's "guard was down" when he was threatened at knifepoint in New York City 8:35

    Netball:
    Former Silver Fern Temepara Bailey will coach the Gold Coast Titans side in Netball Queensland's Sapphire Series next year 8:13

    Entertainment:
    Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beachfront mansion in Malibu for $10.3 million 8:05

    Motoring:
    A pedestrian has been seriously injured in Hamilton 8:03

    Rugby League:
    Blayke Brailey is set to continue as Cronulla's long term number nine after signing a four-year contract extension 8:03

    Business:
    A political marketing expert says it'll be a problem for Chris Luxon if he just focuses on business 7:54

    Entertainment:
    Iggy Azalea thinks her house looks like a "candy cane" after she installed her Christmas decorations 7:35

    International:
    The bizarre history of medical transplants from Indian kings to stem cells 7:33


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd