Before Jeremy Ford took home Bravo’s Top Chef Season 13’s winner title, he was relatively lesser-known in the industry. It was since the win that he started appearing on a slew of cooking shows and competitions. And now, he is more like a household name among culinary shows fans. More lately, as he also partook in Season 2 of Fast Foodies, alongside Kristen Kish and Justin Sutherland, fans have been more than ever curious about his personal life. People have especially wanted to find out about this lady in his life, Maria Carmelina Sparacino, is. So, we present to you ‘Maria Carmelina Bio’ in an attempt to solve all your queries.
Meet Maria Carmelina Sparacino, Chef Jeremy Ford’s Wife
Some media outlets refer to Carmelina Sparacino as Chef Jeremy Ford’s to-be-wife while some like Distractify claims she is his wife and that the two have been married for a while now.
But, from what’s been written on her Instagram BIO, Carmelina is only engaged to her chef Jeremy. On their anniversary on 3 August 2018, she took to her social media to write this about 34-year-old Jeremy: “Happy anniversary to the one that makes my heart skip a beat 💗.”
Together, Maria and Jeremy have two daughters, Lucianna (born in May 2017) and Gianna (born in January 2021). Jeremy also has a 15-year-old daughter, Madelynn, from a previous relationship.
The blended family of five seemed to lead a very happy life and Maria actually introduces herself as “Maddy, Lucianna, and Gianna’s mama.”
And once, there was a time when chef Jeremy used to be a single dad. Jeremy previously opened up to PEOPLE about how his life changed after winning Top Chef in 2016. Until that time, he was a single dad, and Madelynn was just 9. “Now that I have to travel, I don’t get to spend as much time with Madelynn as I would like. I can’t say no to things, and she doesn’t like it. She said she wishes I would have come in second place,” he had told the outlet.
Maria Carmelina Sparacino Age
Early in 2022, Maria Carmelina Sparacino turned 36 years old.
Maria Carmelina Sparacino Job
As per LinkedIn, Maria Carmelina Sparacino has been working as a manager of hospitality services at Jackson Health System since November 2021. Before that, she also had another tenure of more than a decade (2009 – 2019) at the Miami-based healthcare delivery system.
Previously and at different intervals, Maria also worked as a supervisor of charge entry at Baptist Health South Florida and as a financial aid specialist at Barry University.
While on Facebook, Maria also listed ‘executive director at Ganley Foundation’ and ‘adjunct professor at the University of Miami’ as her current jobs.
Speaking of her salary, she should have made an estimated $59,107 per year working as a concierge manager in the United States.
Is Maria Carmelina Sparacino On Instagram?
Maria Carmelina could be found on Instagram @carmelina15 where she had 678 posts and 910 followers as of 10 April 2022.
Maria Carmelina Sparacino Family
“I miss you more and more every day. Happy Mother’s Day mom. #ILoveYou 💗”, with this, Maria Carmelina Sparacino shared some old glimpses of her and her mother on social media in 2016. And below this on the comment box, some acquaintance of him beautifully wrote “She loved you so much! Always kissing and hugging you! I love you too!!”. Meanwhile, from this, we got the hint that Maria’s mom is no longer alive.
Maria also keeps telling her on the internet that her father was a stud who is also no longer alive.
Then, there is Concetta Middleton, Maria’s much older sister who turned 81 years old in November 2020. Her other sisters are Jenny Carricarte Penton and Grace Carricarte.
The chef’s fianceé also is related to Ginetta Tulumello of Palermo, Italy, and Frenk Mendolia of Isnello.
Maria Carmelina Sparacino Height
Beautiful Maria Carmelina Sparacino stands above 5′ 5” tall in height.
When Is Maria Carmelina Sparacino’s Birthday?
The 16th of January is when Maria Carmelina Spairacino celebrates his birthday, making him a Capricorn.
Where Is Maria Carmelina Sparacino From?
Maria Carmelina hails from Cefalù, a coastal city in northern Sicily, Italy, known for its Norman cathedral. But in recent times, she was based in Miami, Florida. Maybe that is why native or bilingual proficiency in more than one language: English, Italian, and Spanish.
How Much Is Maria Carmelina Sparacino’s Net Worth?
Maria Carmelina Sparacino reportedly had less than $700K as net worth as of April 2022.
The goal-driven, results-oriented case manager and customer service professional before starting on a journey in the hospitality and concierge industry, graduated with an M.S. Ed. Mental Health Counseling at the University of Miami in 2005; B.A. in Behavioral and Social Sciences from Barry University (2004 – 2009). She also went to Loyola Marymount University; The World at the University of Pittsburgh, Semester at Sea; Lady Of Lourdes Academy (high school).