Todd English opted out of his wedding last week, leaving his fiancée Erica Wang alone at the St. Regis with 150 guests. In an interview with the Post, Wang claims that the wealthy chef has cut off her credit cards and ordered her to move out of their Chelsea apartment. In a statement, English told the Post: “I am deeply saddened and remorseful for the cancellation of the wedding and any embarrassment that it caused to Erica, her family, my family and our friends. It was never intended this way, but our relationship has not been positive for some time.”
According to English, he left because Wang tore up a prenuptial agreement and “hit and wounded him during a fight.” English called Wang — his girlfriend of three years — just hours before their wedding and told her, “I can’t marry you today.” The reception went on anyway, and English texted his friends who showed up and asked them to relocate to Olives. Gawker has its own take on the events: “We’ve been told from a very, very good source that most if not all of English’s closest friends and family were very well aware of the fact that he wasn’t going to show long before the fact.” Being one of the busiest chefs in the country must get in the way of a personal life.