Celebrity chef Manu Feildel, and his fiancée Clarissa Werasena, welcomed their first child together on February 5, and have named their daughter Charlee Ariya. Charlee is a sister to Jonti, Manu’s son with his former partner, Veronica “Ronnie” Morshead.
Emnanuel, or “Manu”, was born in France, and learned to cook in London. After moving to Australia to 1999, he worked at a number of restaurants before becoming head chef at Bilson’s, which offered modern French cuisine and earned a three-hat rating. He began appearing on Ready Steady Cook in 2005, was on MasterChef in 2009, and became co-host of My Kitchen Rules in 2010, alongside fellow celebrity dad, Pete Evans. Manu opened his own French bistro in 2009, called Manu at L’Etoile, and after it closed in 2014, opened Le Grand Cirque with MasterChef judge and fellow celebrity dad, George Calombaris. Manu won the 2011 series of Dancing with the Stars, and has also hosted Dinner Date and his own cooking-travel documentary, called My France With Manu.
Clarissa is originally from Malaysia, and is a jewellery store manager. She and Manu met in a nightclub in 2010, and have been engaged since 2013.