One person who might be a little disappointed that Daphne Oz gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on February 26? Her co-host on The Chew, Chef Michael Symon!
Chef Symon exclusively told Closer at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival that The Chew team has "a little pool going on based on when Daphne's gonna have the baby. She’s due March 6 -- so everybody that works on the show, we have a pool for the date, boy or girl and the time." Symon told us his pool date was March 2.
"I’m hopeful I’ll win. I gave Daphne the stats and I told her to push very hard for this!" the longtime owner of Lola Bistro in Cleveland, OH told us.
Even though the baby -- Daphne's first with husband John Jovanovic -- came early, Chef Symon, and the rest of the co-hosts, are prepared to throw the new mom a big celebration. "We have something very special planned for her," he shared.
Hopefully the notoriously competitive chef won't take it too hard -- especially since he's still glowing from his People's Choice win at The Amstel Light Burger Bash on Feb 21. "To get the fourth win was very, very exciting. We got a late push," said Symon.
You win some, you lose some!