In a recent article, it was revealed that the extremely popular Food Network star Guy Fieri is doing the exact opposite of giving his sons a free ride in life. Instead, Fieri is working hard to raise them with the same kind of work ethic that his own father gave him in his youth. “I’ve told them the same thing my dad told me,” Fieri told Fox News. “My dad says, ‘When I die, you can expect that I’m going to die broke, and you’re going to be paying for the funeral.’ And I told my boys, none of this that we’ve been … that I’ve been building are you going to get unless you come and take it from me.”
Guy Fieri and his wife Lori have been married since 1995, and they are the parents of two sons: Hunter and Ryder. They are also raising their nephew Jules, who they took in after the 2011 death of Fieri’s sister Morgan. While Hunter and Jules are both adults who are out of the house and launching their own careers. Fieri’s 17 year-old Ryder took issue with his dad’s rules about hard work. “My youngest son, Ryder, is a senior in high school getting ready to graduate, or you know, going to graduate in the spring,” Fieri explained. “And he’s like, ‘Dad this is so unfair. I haven’t even gone to college yet, and you’re already pushing that I’ve got to get an MBA? Can I just get through college?’ Shaq said it best, Shaq said it about his kids one time. He says, ‘If you want any of this cheese, you’ve got to give me two degrees.’ Well, my two degrees mean, you know, postgraduate. So they’re on their way.”
Despite being a wealthy celebrity, Fieri raised his sons to be hard-working young men who will ultimately earn their own money. Fieri’s thoughtful and no-nonsense parenting style instills a strong work ethic in his sons.