Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and her fiance of 2 years, Michael Castellon call off their engagement!

The couple had a wonderful engagement. But now they have called it quits. Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Castellon have called off their engagement.

Michael Castellon and Alex Guarnaschelli call off their engagement

American chef Alex Guarnaschelli ad her fiance of two years, Michael Castellon have ended their relationship. They have called off the engagement. Revealing the news, Michael told Closer Weekly:

“Wishing her nothing but the best.” 

Michael was a winner on Chopped show. When Page Six reached a rep of Alex for her comments on it, the rep did not reply on the matter.

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Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael (Source: People)

The relationship timeline of the couple

Alex and Michael began dating five years back. They met at a restaurant where Michael was serving as a chef. Alex shared the details with People magazine in 2020:

“I was out to dinner with a friend, and at a restaurant, and I knew the waiter, and I was eating dinner and I said, ‘This steak is just so good,’” 

“And the waiter, my friend, said, ‘Oh my God, my best friend is the cook, the chef, here. He’s amazing. You’ve got to meet him.’”

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Alex Guarnaschelli with Michael (Source: People)

She continued:

I went in to meet him and tell him the steak was delicious and that was it.”

And nearly 2 years back in June 2020 on her birthday, Michael went down on one knee with a ring and proposed to Alex. It was during their drive back from a grocery store shopping. She accepted the marriage proposal willingly.

Alex had revealed to People magazine that neither she nor Michael have any hurry to walk down the aisle. She added that when it has to happen it will. But she asserted that when her wedding happens, she wants to have it on a large extravagant way. Alex, 49 posted on her Instagram story at that time:

“We chefs can be commitment phobes and I’ve been married before? I’m going to soak in a moment of true joy,”

Alex and her engagement and past relationship

Alex had talked in detail about her engagement to People magazine. Describing the way her engagement, she told that on the return journey from the grocery shop, Michael said that he saw a baby deer. He opened the car door to investigate and told Alex to do the same. She said:

He’s like, ‘Shh. Come see it. It’s so cute.’ And I’m like, ‘We’re going to have to do something. We’re going to have to call the animal welfare.’ I’m already rolodexing the situation,”

“We tiptoe out, full-on tiptoe, and he goes, ‘It’s right around the windmill.’ So I look and he’s like, ‘Do you see it?’ And I’m like, ‘No, where’s the baby? You promised me a baby deer.’

“And he goes, ‘There’s no deer.’ I turn, and I look and he’s on one knee,”

“‘There’s no deer.’ He’s like, ‘This is why I have to marry you because you just believe me every time.’ He said, ‘Will you marry me?’ and he gave me the ring.”

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Alex Guarnaschelli and Brandon (Source: Mashed)

Earlier, Alex was in a marital relationship with Brandon Clark. The two had met in 2006 at New York’s Institute of Culinary Education. Alex used to teach there. They wed on 29 April 2007 but separated and divorced in 2015. They have a daughter named Ava Clark who is now 12 years old.