Is Rocco DiSpirito Dating Now? Nearly Got Married Once? Siblings Dispute After Mother's Death?
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Eye Color Dark Brown
- Hair Color Dark Brown
- Hair Short
- Weight 216 lbs
- Height/ How Tall? 6'2" (1.88 m)
- College The Culinary Institute of America, Boston University
- Career 1997-present
- Net Worth $9 Million
- Gay No
- Ex-Wife Natalie David (m. ?–2000)
- Ex-Girlfriend Yvonne Scio (2002-2004)
- Date of Birth Nov 19, 1966
- Age 55 Years, 5 Months
- Relationship Status Single
- Children/Kids Not Yet
- Sister/s Maria DiSpirito
- Brother/s Michael DiSpirito
- Mother Nicolina DiSpirito
- Father Ralph DiSpirito
- Ethnicity/Race Italian-American
- Zodiac Sign Scorpio
- Profession Chef
- Nationality American
Famous American chef Rocco DiSpirito is famous for his food and several controversies surrounding him time and again, including his relationship status. Not many details of the relationship are known about the New York City-based chef, but the public affairs had been enough to create many controversies for him so far.
Rocco DiSpirito's Married Life And Dating Affairs!
The 54 years old first dated his college sweetheart, Natalie David. Later, Rocco got married to his then-girlfriend, Natalie, in an intimate wedding ceremony. However, they have kept their wedding details to themselves so, not much of their wedding is known to the public.
Following their wedding, after few years, Rocco faced problems with his wife, which started cracks in their married life. The couple headed towards divorce, which was official in 2000, and neither Rocco nor his ex-wife has still talked about the reasons behind their divorce.
Post-divorce, Rocco also came in the headlines for his new dating affairs. Leaving his ex-wife, he dated the Italian actress Yvonne Scio.
Rocco DiSpirito with his then-fiance, Yvonne Scio (Source- Getty Images)
The American restaurateur got engaged to Yvonne, and later in 2004, Rocco split up with his then-fiancee. Though it was not known who initiated the breakup or its reason, the split was smooth for the couple.
Later, in 2006, Rocco DiSpirito was believed to be dating CNN host Whitney Casey. So far, the duo hasn't revealed much about their relationship. Further, Rocco got linked with the American producer Tracey E. Edmonds in 2008.
Just like Rocco’s previous relationship, Tracey and Rocco haven't shared enough about their dating details.
The duo was spotted together at Mercedes-Benz's Oscar viewing party at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills in February 2008. Later, Tracey started dating Deion Sanders.
As of 2021, there is no news about who the American chef is dating as his social media also show no sign of a potential relationship.
Rocco's Successful Weight Loss Story
At some point, the born and bred New Yorker went through incredible weight loss. He lost 41lbs giving up his healthy lifestyle by embracing some of the healthy tips.
Rocco followed the Mediterranean-style diet, which follows a diet including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and good fats, which helped him promote a healthy heart because he was having some health issues causing his cholesterol and blood pressure to rise.
The chef exclaimed-
“Everyone thinks I look younger. Some people think I had plastic surgery, which I take as a compliment.”
He also states that along with healthy eating, he worked out twice a day.
Rocco After Weight Loss (Source- Rocco's Instagram)
Mother's Passing Causes Dispute Among Siblings
Born on the 19th of November, 1966, to Nicolina DiSpirito and Ralph DiSpirito, Rocco became interested in cooking from a very young age. Rocco's mother has been a great help for his Italian recipes, and she often made an appearance on the chef's show called “The Restaurant.” Sadly, in 2013, the American chef's mother took her last breathe.
Undoubtedly, the New York native still misses his mother and usually posts pictures of his mother on social media.
However, after the death of the DiSpirito sibling's mother, there was a dispute regarding their mother's estate among the three DiSpirito.
In 2017, Rocco’s brother Michael, and sister Maria, went through some legal process to divide their mother’s estate for three of them. The 6 feet 1-inch tall chef, Rocco, was named the executor of Nicolina’s estate, which includes a small Brooklyn apartment building on Pacific Street in East New York. He got half of his mother's estate while his two siblings got 25 percent each.
Apart from his family controversies, Rocco is famous for his show, The Restaurant, which started in 2003.
Later in July 2004, his show ended as American restaurateur/lawyer Jeffrey Chodorow filed a legal injunction that prevented Rocco from entering his own restaurant. After two months, Rocco left the show and was replaced by Laurent Tourondel. We can say that the famous chef, who is known for his cooking skills, enjoys a net worth of over a million.