Restraining Order Filed Against Fort Worth Celebrity Chef

Kristin Weisell
September 12, 2018 - 8:19 am
Grady Spears Mugshot

Credit: Tarrant County Jail

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A North Texas celebrity chef has landed in some more hot water, as his estranged wife claims he talked about killing her.

Investigators say Grady Spears allegedly threatened to harm his wife Wendy, who has now has filed a restraining order against him. 

An affidavit claims Spears implied to his wife that he would kill her. During an argument last week, Wendy says he told her there will be a funeral with two hearses. 

Wendy Spears claims her husband started abusing her more than two years ago, and that he's also drinking and using illegal drugs. 

Spears's name is known in the Fort Worth food scene. He operates several restaurants, has appeared on various cooking shows, and even cooked for former President George W Bush for a while.

In July, Spears was arrested for allegedly beating his wife. As a result, plans for another Fort Worth restaurant were dropped. ​