(FORTUNE Magazine) – While H.J. Heinz Chairman Anthony J.F. O'Reilly, 55, has announced impending layoffs at the ketchup and baked bean behemoth (1991 sales: $6.7 billion), he's adding personnel on the home front. Specifically, Chryssanthie Goulandris, 43, heiress to a Greek shipping company and the fourth-ranked horse breeder in France. Goulandris became the second Mrs. O'Reilly in September. O'Reilly's first marriage ended in divorce. The Heinz CEO is himself a horse lover -- ''It would be almost unpatriotic for an Irishman to not own horses,'' he jokes -- but O'Reilly apparently loves his bride for more than her equestrian skills: ''Chryss certainly doesn't need Weight Watchers,'' he beams, referring to Heinz's contender in the booming diet field. O'Reilly and Goulandris met four years ago at the annual Heinz 57 horse race in Ireland. At the time, the Heinz CEO was still married to his wife of 25 years, Susan (with whom he has six kids). They divorced shortly thereafter, but his relationship with Goulandris, once known in the gossip columns for her affection for snake-motif jewelry, didn't really pick up for another couple of years. Despite periodic rumors, O'Reilly says he has no plans to return to Ireland and pursue a political career. Indeed, he's grown rather fond of corporate America and calls Pittsburgh home (though he has another near Dublin). Says he: ''This country has the levelest playing field and the fairest referees.'' O'Reilly ought to know. He's not only one of a handful of Europeans to run a Fortune 500 company but also a former professional rugby player.