Is Salt Bae married and does he have children? | The Sun

RESTAURANTEUR and internet sensation Salt Bae first hit the spotlight back in 2017 – after he became the face of a viral meme.

But is he married and does he have children? Here's everything you need to know.

Who is Salt bae?

Nusret Gökçe is the man behind the nickname – Salt Bae.

Born in 1983, Salt Bae is a Turkish butcher, chef, food entertainer and restaurateur – whose technique for preparing and season meat became a widely circulated meme back in 2017.

He was originally born in Erzurum to a Kurdish family – his father Faik, who was a mineworker and his mother Fatma.

However, during his time in the sixth grade, he was forced to leave school and work as a butcher's apprentice in Istanbul – due to the family's struggle with finances.

Between 2007 and 2010, Nusret visited a number of different countries, including Argentina and the United States, where he worked in local restaurants for free – hoping to gain experience as a cook and restaurateur.

In 2010, Salt Nusret opened his first restaurant in Istanbul and just four years later opened his second in Dubai.

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But it wasn't until 2017 that the name Salt Bae shot to fame overnight – through a series of viral internet videos and memes that show him uniquely cutting meat and sprinkling salt.

Due to the extent of exposure he gained after becoming a viral internet sensation – now owns Nusr-Et, a chain of luxury steak houses.

As of 2021, he has Nusr-Et branches in Turkey, Greece, the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

His net worth is estimated between $50 to $70 million.

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Is Salt Bae married?

If you've visited Salt Bae's Instagram you will notice that he is constantly surrounded by beautiful female diners in many of his posts – and happily flirting with them.

But mystery around the Turkish chefs love life remains – as he tends to keep this part of his personal life very private and away from the spotlight.

He once claimed he was too busy for a relationship – getting up at 3am to go to meat markets and getting just five hours sleep at night.

He said: “I'm so concentrated on meat that I can't see a woman or anything.

“I don't have any time for a girlfriend.”

Does Salt Bae have any children?

Just like his love life, Salt Bae's family life is also surrounded by mystery – and fans of the chef are eager to know if he really has nine children.

The speculation came after he posted a candid snap of himself and nine young children back in September 2016.

The snap pictured Salt Bae holding a newborn baby whilst nine other children stood closely around him.

He captioned the picture 'The man who didn't spend time with his family wasn't a real man' – and this sent fans wild with speculation in the comment section.

One curious Instagram user wrote: ''Does he really have nine kids???''

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Whilst others flocked to share the love for Bae's beautiful brood.

It has not been confirmed if Salt Bae has any children.

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