But he posed with his arm around smiling wife Tana, 34, on the steps of their £4million home in Wandsworth, South West London.
Just hours earlier he had sent lover Symonds to London's Soho to buy the sex drug amyl nitrate.
The liaison was the latest in an affair spanning seven years which flies in the face of his carefully constructed family man image.
Ramsay was born on 8 November 1966 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire.
From the age of five, he was raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. Could not of wished for a more gorgeous birthday present than this little nugget 16yrs ago today, Tilly you’ve grown into one of the most polite and gracious young girls ever, continue inspiring others and have a great day chef.
Tana, who has been married to the Michelin-starred chef for 12 years, refused to comment on his alleged infidelity with Sarah Symonds.