TV chefs The Neely’s are getting a divorce.
After 20 years of marriage, Pat and Gina Neely are splitting, with Gina filing for divorce from her husband citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Their joint statement read: “Today we announce that we are ending our marriage of 20 years for irreconcilable differences. 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. 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 Memphis-bred talents, who recently released a best-selling book “Back Home with the Neely’s: Comfort Food from our Southern Kitchen to Yours,” became popular culinary personalities with their Food Network series “Down Home with The Neely’s.”
The Neely’s have owned four restaurants, two in Memphis, one in Nashville and one in New York City. They have shuttered three of their establishments and only their New York location remains open.
Their divorce petition says they own four properties together, including some of the closed restaurants.
Gina recently lost a significant amount of weight and participated in the George Foreman Weight Loss Challenge. She also launched a new line of Green Giant foods.
Pat Neely has a partnership with Family Dollar to show people how to food shop on a budget.
The Neely’s still own a barbecue restaurant in New York City.