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Food Network star Guy Fieri has always been honest about how he parents his kids, saying that he does not offer his sons to a "free ride" despite the empire he's built. While attending Michael Rubin's Fanatics Pre-Super Bowl Party, Fieri's oldest son Hunter, 27, opened up about the lessons he has learned from his father. "That is a loaded question," Hunter told Fox News. "I mean everything, you know, he's a great father. But hard work and perseverance and just learn as you go. Just keep working hard, keep your head up. He's taught me a lot about culinary," Hunter continued, before he was interrupted by Guy himself. "Get your sleep, brush your teeth, eat your vegetables," added the "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" star. "How to tie my shoes and put on a shirt right and all that stuff," Hunter added. In addition to his son Hunter, Fieri also son Ryder, 17, with his wife Lori. The pair also raised his nephew, Jules, 22, since he was a child.

In December, Fieri opened up about the importance of self-sufficiency and education for his children. "I've told them the same thing my dad told me," he told Fox News. "My dad says, 'When I die, you can expect that I'm going to die broke, and you're going to be paying for the funeral.'" He continued, And I told my boys, none of this that we've been … that I've been building are you going to get unless you come and take it from me. My youngest son, Ryder, is a senior in high school getting ready to graduate, or you know, going to graduate in the spring. And he's like, ‘Dad, this is so unfair. I haven’t even gone to college yet, and you're already pushing that I've got to get an MBA? Can I just get through college?' Shaq said it best. Shaq said it about his kids one time. He says, ‘If you want any of this cheese, you’ve got to give me two degrees.' Well, my two degrees mean, you know, postgraduate. So they're on their way." Fieri is the owner of many successful businesses and shared that if his children take their education seriously, getting their two degrees, then he would hand over the reins to his children. "Jules was in the law program at Loyola Marymount. Ryder's graduating high school. Hunter's in the master's program at the University of Miami. I told them, if these guys want it, they gotta give me two degrees," Fieri shared with Entertainment Tonight. "Two post-grad and then they can go after it. But they're gonna run this show. I will be out folks."

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