Food Network’s Pat And Gina Neely To Divorce After 20 Years Of Marriage: Where Will The Split Leave Their Culinary Brand?


  Oh no! Sad news for former Food Network stars Pat and Gina Neely.

The couple is reportedly getting a divorce after 20 years of marriage.

“Today we announce that we are ending our marriage of 20 years for irreconcilable differences,” the couple said in a statement to The Root.

“This was a tough decision, but we believe it is the best decision for us.

As parents of two beautiful adult daughters that we love dearly, we will continue to be involved in each other’s lives as parents and friends.”

The hosts of “Down Home with the Neelys” and “Road Tasted with the Neelys” were high school sweethearts who reportedly broke up and rekindled their romance at their 10-year high school reunion.

The couple married in 1994 and have two daughters, Spenser, 20, and Shelbi, 14.

Both Gina and Pat have been married once before.

One has to wonder how the divorce will affect the couple’s culinary empire.

In addition to the pair’s shows on the Food Network, the Neelys own several restaurants, including Neely’s Barbecue Parlor in Manhattan.

The Neelys also market their own brand of barbecue sauce.

Also in their statement on the divorce, the couple insisted that they would both work towards maintaining the brand that they worked so hard to build together.

“Together we have built a strong brand as The Neely’s.

Moving forward our focus will be on our individual brands and we are optimistic about our respective futures.

We ask for your prayers as we go through this transition and honor our request for privacy at this time,” the couple told the publication.

The couple currently has partnerships with George Foreman, Green Giant foods, and Family Dollar.  KpopStarz wishes the best for Pat and Gina in this difficult time.     

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