Joseph Cerniglia took his own life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in New York City, and we are learning that it was his affair with pastry chef, Jessica Marotta, that caused him to snap and decide to end things.
Joseph was supposedly extremely distraught over the fact that getting involved with Jessica tore apart his marriage and his family of three children. He was estranged from his wife and kids, and his own mother reports that he and Marotta were very much in love.
Early reports assumed that the former Kitchen Nightmares contestant may have taken his own life because of harsh criticism given by celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, about the state of his restaurant business.
Today, it came out that Cerniglia’s business was doing better than ever. Gordon Ramsay reacted to his death by saying, “Joe was a brilliant chef, and our thoughts go out to his family, friends and staff.”
Jessica Marotta is devastated after losing Joe, and is staying with his mother at the present time. His other family members have yet to comment on his passing.More On