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Food Feuds, Fist Fights & Gay Hate Allegations: Guy Fieri's Top 10 Secrets & Scandals

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Apr. 20 2016, Published 10:14 a.m. ET

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Riding the bus to drama-town: Guy Fieri has been the most controversial chef on TV for an entire decade — and it's not just his recipes that enrage critics.

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The boisterous TV personality, 48, once went by a different name. He was born Guy Ferry, but changed his last name to honor his grandfather in 1995.

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Fieri isn't always so jolly. In 2013, he was caught on camera in the midst of a physical brawl with his hairdresser, Ariel Ramirez. "Things got a little out of hand, but they're all good now," the chef's rep reportedly explained.

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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar Welcome Event

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Most scathing restaurant review ever? In 2012, Fieri's New York City eatery, Guy's American Bar & Grill, was slammed by renowned New York Times critic Pete Wells for its "inedible" dishes. The Food Network chef dismissed the article as "ridiculous."

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Fieri's restaurant hasn't charmed New York City health inspectors, either. As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, the Times Square spot was reprimanded for allowing flies and roaches near the food in recent evaluations.

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Back in 2011 the creator of Diners, Drive-Ins & Divers slammed Fieri's personality rather than his culinary skills. The outspoken TV host constantly made dirty jokes around women, David Page said, and he refused to film with homosexuals. "You can't send me to talk to gay people without warning! Those people weird me out!" Fieri once said, Page told City Pages. (In response, a Food Network representative claimed the chef always acted like a "consummate professional.")

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2016 NBA All-Star Saturday Night

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"I'm no homophobe!" Fieri married 101 same-sex Miami couples last year in celebration of Florida's lift on a equal rights ban. The chef's reps have stated that his late sister, Morgan, was gay.

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Foodie feud! Fieri doesn't have a friend in revered chef Anthony Bourdain. "I wonder about him. He's 52 years old and still rolling around in the flame outfit … What does he do? How does Guy Fieri de-douche?" he said in 2015.

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Fieri, who has two children with his longtime wife, Lori, once reportedly became the center of a custody dispute when his Morgan died, leaving her young son, Jules. The child's father allegedly became angry and filed a court complaint when Fieri took his nephew to a wilderness retreat without cell phone service.

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The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown Hosted By Guy Fieri – 2016 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE

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Not a good guy? Fieri is a demanding, demeaning boss, sources tell Radar. One day on set, "one of his staff members made a mistake, and he just reamed the person out in front of everyone, calling them crude names," a source said. "It was embarrassing."

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From burgers to burglary— only this time, it wasn't him. In St. Petersburg, Florida, a Fieri impersonator was caught stealing food and booze from a local sports bar in October 2015.

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