Local celebrity chef Todd English was slated to marry Erica Wang, his girlfriend of almost two years at the Saint Regis in New York this weekend, but the wedding didn’t go through as planned. A source close to English tells Grub Street that the decision to halt the nuptials was mutual and made days before the wedding. Contrary to the New York Post’s story, Wang was never an employee of English’s PBS show Food Trip, nor was the wedding originally slated for June 1, despite the presence of a Tiffany registry bearing that date.
Though Wang made use of the already-rented space, holding a party for 150 of her friends and family during what was to be the wedding on Saturday night, English did not attend (nor, contrary to the anonymous tip received by Gawker, did any of his family). His only statement on the matter: “No wedding took place this weekend. I appreciate your respect for my privacy during this difficult time.”