The man behind the meme of the moment ‘Salt Bae’ has revealed that how many kids he has and made an impassioned defence of familial ties.
Salt Bae, real name Nusret Gökçe, gave the world a glimpse into his private life when he shared an image on Instagram of him and his nine children.
Yes, you read that right the Turkish chef has nine young Salt Babies at home and of course their dear old dad they’re some cool looking kids.
The caption aling with the photo reads “The man who does not spend time with his family is not a real man.”
We knew Salt Bae had some sweet cooking moves but who’d have guessed that he’s an amazing dad as well as a dank meme.
Gökçe has had his life changed by meme magic since he shared a video online in which he magnificently sprinkles salt on a carved steak.
— Yusuf Pişkin (@YusufPiskin) January 16, 2017
His cool condiment skills got him over 2.4 million views in 48 hours and the meme Salt Bae was born.
The meme’s been popular ever since it was first posted with stars like Rihanna and Ben Affleck being spotted wearing t-shirts with Salt Bae on them.
Revenant star LEo DiCaprio even popped into one of Gökçe’s restaurants and seemed entranced by the chef’s sprinkling skills.
Who knows how long Salt Bae’s fame will last but it’s good to see he’s enjoying his moment in the sun!