But the celebrity chef has remained adamant about providing his children with a ‘normal’ upbringing.
The Hell’s Kitchen star, 54, previously described himself as a ‘strict’ father, and when it comes to keeping his children grounded and motivated, he’s found the perfect remedy.
Gordon, who shares five children with his wife Tana, never allows his youngsters to fly business or first class when they go on family holidays.
Instead, he forces them to fly ‘cattle class’ while he and his wife enjoy the luxuries that come with their first-class seats.
Lifting the lid on his strict parenting rule, Gordon told The Sun : “When it comes to holidays, I told them, ‘Don’t you dare waste that f***ing money flying first-class from here to New York – we all f***ing take off together, we all land together; think what else do with money.
“When they ask if they can pop up to us for some nice food, we say ‘No you f***ing can’t’, so now they take their own picnics on board, and they’re absolutely fine in the economy. I mean, what 14-year-old needs to sit in a reclining chair?”
“It’s so important to Tana and me that they stay seriously grounded and motivated,” the celebrity chef added.
Gordon went on to reveal that he has taught his children, Megan, 23, Jack and Holly, 21, Tilly, 19, and two-year-old Oscar, to all, use public transport and the London Underground instead of wasting money on taxis and ubers.
It comes after Gordon revealed his arthritis diagnosis.
Doctors delivered the news after fitness fanatic Gordon fell during a recent run.
And while exercise helps Gordon to blow off steam from his hectic work schedule, medics told the famous chef that he needs to start pacing himself.
Gordon trains for two hours a day, on top of a 12-hour workday, so he will need to change his daily exercise regime in a bid to help his recent diagnosis.
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