I hope Rachael Ray is sitting down when she picks up this issue of The National Enquirer. The tab is claiming (I know, I know ... ) that her husband, John Cusimano, is a frequent visitor to a Manhattan swingers' club. And I don't mean a club where they have swings, if you catch my meaning.
The source claims that Mr. Ray has been in the club at least six times -- each time without his wife -- even after they were married. Ewww.
The club, called Checkmate, is apparently a place for "youngish, attractive, vibrant, hip, fit, and well-dressed" men and women to, um, well, do whatever these types do when they're in a club with beds that can accommodate multiple people. Did I say Ewww already?
The source says that after John was finished "romping" with the lassies, he'd stop by the club's buffet and pick up a few bagels. So maybe he was just hungry?
Rachael's publicist told The Daily Mail that the star doesn't comment on stories from the The National Enquirer. Really? You wouldn't comment on a story like this. Not even to say, "Hells no"?
If this is even remotely true, then I think a lot of people are just going to assume that Rachael must know about her husband's extracurricular activities. Trust me when I say that spouses can lead secret double lives and you can easily be none the wiser. I know this from my own ex, who was secretly gay. And I know this from watching Who the Bleep Did I Marry? Ever seen that show? Shudder.
Look, it's impossible to follow around someone 24/7. Plus, celebrity chef Rachael is a hard-working gal. She's got other stuff to do. We'd all like to think our spouse will give off clear as day "signs" that they're up to no good, but this is just a polite fiction we comfort ourselves with, not wanting to believe it could happen to us.
If any of this is true, and Rachael was clueless, I truly feel for her. She's been married eight years and must have assumed that she knew her husband well.
Have you ever been fooled by a spouse? Do you believe this rumor?
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