In 2006, Rachael Ray told ABC News that John M. Cusimano was a special guy, “You know, my husband is the only guy in the world I could have married,” she gushed. “The only man that can possibly exist that doesn’t mind eating dinner at midnight, you know. I mean, he’s a really easygoing guy,” Rachael said. So, how did the “easygoing guy” and his talk show host wife cope after their house burned down in a 2020 fire?
Ray exclusively spoke to People and dished, “We have volatile personalities but we’re both very practical too.” Rachael also revealed that they were both thankful. “I’m alive. I have a roof over my head. I have a job.” She added, “At the end of the day, John and I, we always come back to grateful. Some days are different than others, but we try to say, ‘Okay, here’s the new plan,’ even when we get down,” Ray explained, “We’re like ‘Moonstruck’ over here. We just keep saying, ‘Stop your whining and snap out of it.’ “
The couple married in Tuscany in 2005. Seems fitting that they bought a house in the area and moved into the villa this year after the fire destroyed their other home, per Delish. They’re now living the dream, finding joy in one another after picking up the pieces following a devastating 2020. Rachael put it so well: “We knew we’d get through this together.”