Ina Garten Said Jeffrey Accidentally Sent A Romantic Text To Another Woman That Was Meant For Her

Kristin Salaky
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Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

From Woman's Day

To be a fan of Ina Garten is also to be a fan of her marriage with Jeffrey. Seriously, how could you not be totally obsessed with these two? Just in case you need more convincing, or if you just wanna take in as much Ina and Jeffrey content as possible (which, same!), she recently explained some secrets to her happy marriage and shared an adorable anecdote about a text gone astray.

The food icon made cocktails with Katie Couric on an Instagram Live this past weekend and they took some questions from fans. We learned a lot about Ina and the couple generally, including that Jeffrey apparently hates gifts, so she has bought him super extravagant things (like a car, for one) to drive him crazy. I would just like to say that I too hate gifts, Ina!!

Ina also explained how they have made their relationship work, even as they both have successful careers, as well as with him traveling all over the world. This has included sending romantic texts back and forth...but that hasn't always gone to plan. Ina recalled a hilarious story where Jeffrey meant to text her, but it accidentally went to someone else.

"I hope it wasn't a sext!" Katie said. "It wasn't [a] sext, but it was close," Ina replied.

The text ended up going to a woman in California and after Jeffrey apologized and explained, the woman apparently showed the text to her husband who had his own theories about what happened.

"She showed the text to her husband and said, 'Look at the texts Jeffrey says to his wife,' and he goes, 'Oh, no one sends those texts to their wives. That was for his girlfriend but he was embarrassed to tell you that,'" Ina said with a laugh.

Katie also asked Ina what her best advice was for a happy and healthy marriage, as she and Jeffrey have been together for over 50 years. Her answer? "That each person feels that they're the most important thing in the world to the other person," Ina shared.

You can watch the full chat, where they discuss everything from holiday baking to Taylor Swift, above and also here.

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