Meet Marie Riccio; she is the ex-wife of celebrity Chef Carl Ruiz, the Cuban-American chef and a close friend of chef Guy Fieri appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and Fieri’s Guy’s Ranch Kitchen and Guy’s Grocery Games.
Ruiz was 44, when he died of a suspected heart attack on September 21, 2019.
“I’m heartbroken that my friend chef Carl Ruiz is gone,”
“I have no words to describe what a great friend he was to me and my family. His ability to make me laugh and smile under any circumstances was only outshined by his talent as a chef.” Said Fieri.
Carl previously married to fellow chef Marie Riccio, founded Marie’s Italian Specialities on October 10, 2011; after their divorced, Mrs. Riccio kept the restaurant.
38-year-old Marie Antonia Riccio also known as Marie Kirby from New Jersey graduated from Rutgers University in Newark.
Furthermore, Marie has two children, twins Michelle and Robert, born from her first marriage to Robert Kirby, 41.