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Sunday 21st July 2019

Gordon Ramsay bans his children from dating the Beckhams' kids

The celebrity chef opens up about his friendship with the Beckhams – but won't let his daughter date Brooklyn

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has spoken about his friendship with David and Victoria Beckham – but says he's banned his children from dating any of theirs.

We’ve promised that no one dates anybody... If Holly said: ‘Yeah, Brooklyn and I…’ it would be: ‘No, Holly.’

Gordon and his wife Tana have four kids, as do the Beckhams, and he says they bonded over their similar family lives.

"We’ve promised that no one dates anybody, and so far…” he told The Sun's TV magazine, before jumping up to touch a wooden table nearby.

“If Holly said: ‘Yeah, Brooklyn and I…’ it would be: ‘No, Holly.’”

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Gordon and Tana are parents to Megan, Tilly, and twins Jack and Holly. The Beckhams have sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and daughter Harper.

The two families go on holiday together – and Gordon says they have similar aims and ambitions.

"Over the past 10 years we've naturally got on," he explained. "I see how hard David and Victoria work.

"But the connection is our ambition to get all eight children through school, college, university, and then dust ourselves down, when the kids are in their 20s, as having been decent parents. That's hard. We feed off each other."

Brooklyn Beckham describes Jack as his "best mate" and has often posted Instgram pics of the Ramsay family. He even picked up some tips from Jack's dad.

"I actually really enjoy cooking," he said. "Gordon Ramsay taught me how to do a great beef wellington."

In 2015, Gordon joked in a magazine interview that Tilly fancied Brooklyn.

"She has a crush on Brooklyn Beckham," he said.

But Tilly fired back: "That's not true – that's Holly!"

Gordon has also revealed how he tries to keep his children grounded. Holly has a part-time job in a clothes shop, while Megan does babysitting work in Oxford, where she is a student.

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The family live in the UK but spend a lot of time in the US.

"We have a balance between London, Cornwall and LA," he said. "We film around school holidays and the kids have remained grounded and educated."