London, Nov 26 : A very remorseful Gordon Ramsay, 42, has told his friends that he is appalled that his wife Tana had to endure the humiliation of Sarah Symonds' claims of a seven-year affair.
The Brit chef had a talk with Tana, 33, at their 4million pounds home in South London, and told her that he had met Symonds only four times.
"I'm so sorry I've put Tana through this. I've apologised to her and feel absolutely dreadful," the Mirror quoted him as telling a friend.
"I feel I've been a fool. She really doesn't deserve all this grief," he said.
Ramsay came clean about the whole affair, and told Tana that he did know Symonds, 38, but her claims of having been his mistress for seven years were untrue.
"Gordon was honest with Tana. It was the least he could do in light of all what's happened," the friend said.
"He is so remorseful over putting her and the kids through such an ordeal. As you would expect, he's also very angry and says a lot of it is complete b*******," the friend added.
After the discussion the two, who have four children, agreed that they would not let the vicious rumours wreck their 12-year marriage.