Gordon Ramsay is putting his knives away—at least when it comes to his in-laws.
The celebrity chef has reached a settlement with his father-in-law and former business partner, Chris Hutcheson, after accusing the latter of hacking into his private emails and swindling more than $2 million from his business empire in order to finance a years-long affair with another woman.
So how much is Ramsay forking over to make the matter disappear?
Per the U.K.'s Daily Mirror, while details of the settlement are being kept under wraps, Ramsay is paying Hutcheson an estimated $3 million in order to end all civil litigation between the two and buy out Hutcheson's 30 percent stake in Gordon Ramsay Holdings.
"The terms of the settlement are confidential, but we can confirm that Chris Hutcheson is no longer a director or shareholder of Gordon Ramsay Holdings and all civil litigation and employment tribunal claims brought by each of the two parties and other family members have been withdrawn," read a statement from the Hell's Kitchen host's rep.
Ramsay sparked a major family feud when he canned his father-in-law in 2010, alleging Hutcheson had broken into his personal and company files and swindled millions in order to fund a lavish double life with a mistress whom he was paying nearly $8,000 a month to support.
Hutcheson denied the alllegations and subsequently fired back with a libel suit against Ramsay, prompting the 44-year-old tube star to take additional legal action against his wife Tana's relatives and her to cut ties with her father.
"Gordon has spent a fortune to get to this point—not just on lawyers but accountants and computer experts," a source close to Ramsay told the paper. "He wanted to sever every tie with his father-in-law, but of course it's meant Tana has had to pay a very heavy price."
According to the insider, Tana "feels betrayed" by her dad and does not plan to have any future contact with him as she stands by her husband. And for good reason.
In November 2010, the ill-tempered Ramsay published a scathing open letter in the London Standard explaining how his onetime confidante allegedly hid the fact that he secretly fathered two children with another woman, one of a number of mistresses he's had for nearly three decades. He found all this out, he admitted, after hiring a private eye to follow the 62-year-old.
Ramsay also claimed Hutcheson put his wife, Greta, and son, Adam, on the company payroll among other allegations and named them as well as Tana's sister, Orlanda, in his suit as well.
The British cook subsequently won a $400,000 judgment in December after a court ruled Hutcheson and Tana's siblings breached his confidence by hacking into his personal emails and other files.