After 20 years of marriage, former Food Network stars Pat and Gina Neely have decided to divorce. The couple cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for their split. So sad!
Pat and Gina Neely won’t be cooking as a couple anymore. The former Down Home With The Neelys hosts have sadly decided to split. The couple released a joint statement on their impending divorce and said that it was the “best decision” for both of them.
Pat Neely & Gina Neely Divorce: Former Food Network Stars Ending Their Marriage
“Today we announce that we are ending our marriage of 20 years for irreconcilable differences,” Pat and Gina revealed in a joint statement to WMC News 5. “This was a tough decision, but we believe it is the best decision for us.”
The couple, best known for Down Home with the Neelys, are focused on moving on.
“Moving forward our focus will be on our individual brands and we are optimistic about our respective futures,” they continued in their statement.
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Pat and Gina dated in high school, People reports. The couple have two daughters: Shelbi, as well as Spenser, Gina’s daughter from a previous marriage.
Down Home With The Neelys hit the airwaves in 2008; Pat launched it with the help of fellow Southern chef Paula Deen, and the show would go on to air 79 episodes.
It’s so sad that the two have split — the pair have such bubbly demeanors, and they seemed so in love! Twenty years is a long time, and this must be a difficult time for them, however amicable their decision.
HollywoodLifers, are you sad about Pat and Gina’s split? Do you think that there’s hope for reconciliation? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson