The Neelys are no more! It's a sad day in dinnerland or whatever you may call your food paradise. The "down home" couple who seemed to have it all, has decided to drop the ball on their marriage, but of course keep their respective brands alive.
Pat Neely and Gina Neely have dated since high school with some down time in between. Gina has a daughter from a previous marriage; however, that didn't stop Pat from coming back into her life and swooping his love thing right on up. After all, there was a lot of cooking to make up for :).
Pat and Gina are going there separate ways and it's really sad. We know that they are making the decision that's probably best for them, but it's not really something to have a party about. Well, you know they probably will celebrate it anyway. Clearly, that's the new way...separating is the new dating, then it's time for the divorce party. They will probably be seen together here and there together since they got rich and famous together. Those divorce papers being in place might just quell their desire to be apart so much. They can now date each other and not feel the pressure of being tied by that now dreaded legal document and those vows. Go figure how things have changed so drastically in today's relationships, but they are getting in line with and for the trends. Of course, irreconcilable differences is to blame:
"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."
Not to worry though, the barbeque will still be cooking. They're divorcing not crazy! The food must go on:
"Together we have built a strong brand as The Neelys. Moving forward our focus will be on our individual brands and we are optimistic about our respective futures."
What really happened with The Neelys?!!! Well, we have a theory or two: Gina Neely lost a LOT of weight (allegedly 20 pounds, yeah right). She realized that she could reclaim her crown of being hot to trot among the new thot culture and she wanted to be out of this marriage. Pat got overly involved in his business ventures and started meeting ladies. Ahhhh the ladies...they will get you every time, if you allow it. He probably thought, Hey my wife is not the only one who can get her groove back! They both have gotten fame, fortune and have possibly found new mates. It's been 20 years of marriage for them, but they did not garner that fame and huge fortune until 6 years ago. Are they victims of the reality tv curse? Perhaps, but since they've been bitten by that fame monster, their relationship is over and there's probably now no turning back.
Pat Neely and Gina Neely's average celebrity relationship lasts 20 years. Their only celebrity relationship was with each other.