Friday, September 26, 2014

Pat and Gina Neely To Divorce

Photo - Food Network
Gina Neely filed for divorce from her husband Pat Neely after 20 years of marriage citing "irreconcilable differences." 


The couple released a joint statement that said:
"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 Neelys . 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."

Their show Down Home With The Neelys hasn't had new episodes on the Food Network for quite some time.  Since being on the Food Network, Gina Neely lost some weight and became a spokesperson for George Foreman Grills.  The Neelys also closed their Memphis restaurant in June of 2013, however they still have a restaurant together in New York City.

You may have also seen the Neelys on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap in May of 2014, and they recently released a cookbook in April of 2014 called Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours.

It seems from their statement that they plan to divorce and also break up their brands, so it should be interesting to see what comes out of this.

(WHJL)

53 comments:

  1. Sorry for your troubles. Wish you both well.

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  2. I am Praying for your MARRIAGE Pat and Gina Neely. Its easy to spend so many years together BUT when you got married you made a PROMISE to each other and God to love one another through sickness and health, good times and bad. Don't forget those vows you BOTH made!!! Divorce is such an easy out!!! Work on your marriage 20 yrs. Is a long time to just throw it away because you can't figure it out!
    My husband and I loved watching the TWO of you together. If your going to be getting a Divorce we won't be wstching you again. Best of luck!! I Pray you can work things out.

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  3. He was a little feminine acting. I hate that they are divorcing.

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  4. I'm praying for your family. Please work it out and rekindle you are a power couple and a great example to African Americans. Love u both!!

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  5. This is very unfortunate.

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  6. That's a shame. 20 years is a long time.

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  7. You might want to correct your multiple errors here: it is not "the Neely's" as in "The Neely's
    closed" -- there is no apostrophe for a simple plural. It is "The Neelys".

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  8. I don't mean to laugh but LOL @ people praying for some random TV couple. Are you actually getting on your knees at bedtime and praying for them? Seems dumb to me all things considered.

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  9. I agree - very unfortunate.

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  10. Thank you. I was restraining myself from posting the same thing. Quite simply, apostrophes do not make plurals.

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  11. All they ever did was yuck it up with each other. Their romantic side, which was all of the time, was nauseating. I would yell at the TV set......"get a room". So what is the REAL story?????

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  12. Unless you know them personally you really don't have the right to judge WHY they are choosing divorce. Do you honestly think they didnt try and work this out as much as possible? My husband of 16 years and I divorced after trying to work through problems for 4 years. Sometimes it just is the best out, not necessarily the fastest or easiest. And um since their "brand" seems to be going away and their show was cancelled you wont be watching them anyway.

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  13. Be careful, the Grammar Police might chastise you again because you failed to use an upper-case "F" and a period in your reply!

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  14. Maybe one of them would like to partner up with Lenny and do a show!

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  15. Women with dramatic weight loss seem to outgrow their clothes and their husbands.

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  16. Funny!!! The same goes with people that say "thoughts and prayers" and then promptly forget to do either!

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  17. Chocolate advent calendars eu de toilette will be a featured recipe! Come on y'all.....pull up a throne and join the party!!!!!

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  18. Ashamed to admit that occurred to me, as well. They were nauseatingly affectionate on their show, but he always seemed a whole lot more into her than she was into him.

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  19. Forget the prayers......send $$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!

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  20. Aren't you clever. Apparently making egregious (look it up) grammatical
    errors is to be completely ignored. It's clear to me, however, that the
    writer(s) here are more skilled than that, and that's why they took my suggestion to make corrections.

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  21. They were disgusting on their show. Not going to miss the porn cooking show! ha ha

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  22. Check out Minx Eats. She has produced some very funny fumetti parodies of various Food Network programs, including her Get a Room With the Neelys.

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  23. It seems as though the memorial they made for the fallen soldiers was even better that was there before. If you noticed, in the memorial section, they still kept the frame photos up and also had the larger digital screen in the middle cycling through all of the photos.

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  24. They still have all the junk food, but some soldiers said they wanted healthier options so they added it.

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  25. I think usually there are more menu changes then they are able to show. I'm pretty sure he replaced a lot of frozen options with fresh options and mentioned as much in a passing statement before they did the final service.

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  26. Matt is always open and helpful and, as you said, responsive to his posters.

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  27. I was able uncomfortable watching. And it surprised me, because PDA normally doesn't bother me. But there was something so....off about it. Bad acting?

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  28. Nothing fails like prayer.

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  29. Ooh...you know some big words too. Impressive...not.

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  30. I think the oldest daughter is from her first marriage.

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  31. Yep. Checked it out. The older girl is from Gina's first marriage. Don't know whether Pat was married before. Maybe not.

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  32. It will do a lot more good than making snarky comments like yours.........

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  33. ITA, Lisa. I really don't know anyone, unless they were married for about a month, that took divorce as an "easy" way out. That's really despicable to judge someone like that without knowing their story. And since their show isn't on anymore, it's not really much of a statement to boycott it :)

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  34. This is not the Neelys site. It's not even the Food Network site. Comments here are strictly third-person reactions and observations. If you want to address comments directly to the Neelys, their website or Facebook page would be the place to do so.

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  35. Looked phony to me!

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  36. She's quoting Cindy up there on the "easy way out", you might try reading before you make such silly assumptions.

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  37. Yes, lets ask two people that don't get along to stay married "just because". This logic baffles me.

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  38. It shouldn't have been fixed. That is their quote [sic] and should remain as "The Neely's" because that is how you quote people.

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  39. It was right to begin with because that is how the person who gave the statement wrote it. Check your facts before you go around causing people to misquote others.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic

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  40. I mention it because it's pretentious. No one is "praying" for some random TV couple. All it's doing is drawing attention to yourself by saying "Look at me! I care about others!" You want to pray? Go pray about something important like ending war or hunger. Not some TV celebrity that doesn't give 2 shits about you.

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  41. Divorce can be a wonderful thing!!!!!!!!!

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  42. So, it turns out that honey boo boo sugar dumpling and sweetie baby snookums' love-bug hate each other. What a bunch of phonies. Much success in the future losers! Glad to not have to see you two together anymore, it was making me sick.

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  43. I did not post the original correction. And two wrongs don't make a right.

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  44. Caught a rerun of At Home With the Neelys on FN this morning. It made me very queasy.

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  45. Paula Deen helped the Nauseating Neelys get started in television. When PD screwed up, the Nauseating Neelys were one of the first to denounce her. Now we can watch all three of their careers go down the toilet. I doubt the Neelys will have any success in the future. PD too for that matter. PD's comeback must be costing her tons of $$ that she is going to loose.

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  46. Pat must have been stooping Giada behind the scenes.

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  47. I'm not surprised that so many people are whining about the photos that were on the walls of the building. By definition, military tends to be conservative and reactive. This comment is from a military brat not an outsider to the culture.

    The upside of the change is that now everyone can actually see each picture at eye level. The photos that were high up on the walls or hidden by people sitting down can actually been seen. Now the pictures are digitized, archived and not being covered by cooking grease or dust.

    The most disappointing part of the episode was Robert having his hands tied with the food. The antagonistic manager Mikki was so resistant, I'm surprised she went along with any changes at all. Her own "comfort" was more important than customer or employee satisfaction. I guess she only went along because her supervisor gave her an ultimatum about profitability goals.


    I don't understand how such miserable people stay employed.

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  48. I watched the show and I understand why military are so beholden to fallen soldiers and not loosing one centila of an enlistee's idenity. Basically, everything to those who have served is hallowed because of the sacrifices, especially loss of life and limb. However, I think if there was a ceremony to honor the founding of the original Green Beret grill and the updating of the restaurant and name to become everyone's eatery on Ft. Bragg, it might soothe the angst. No one lost love or respect for the military personel that served; however, change is inevitable. It is more inclusive for business reasons, as well. However, to have done nothing would have closed the place and then it would be the out of business former Green Beret club. They also included a sign in the restaurant paying homage to the Green Beret Club. Take a spiritual leap and enjoy the food, look at the old pictures of those treasured soldiers that served.......make the atmosphere respectful, loving and enjoy the food and your time with family and friends. Focus on the present, it's really all we have. Sounds like the combination of past and present was very thoughtfully done. Enjoy it and bon appetit.

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  49. Sounds like good feedback......put that in their suggestion box.

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  50. I love &had ire our military ! Too bad that changes had to be made in order to save this club. Suck it up , guys, enjoy the food/drink & remember you are appreciated.

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  51. I liked this episode. It was nice of Robert to do this make-over for our military. I agree, Mikki needs to go. She was so upset about the possibility that preparing fresh sandwiches and sides would make them fall behind, but they had no customers. It's not like they served thousands of hungry people per day with only two people in the kitchen. I liked the name change and the way they handled the photos. If people are going to become so attached to something like that, then it shouldn't be allowed to happen in the first place. It was a gym, then a training center and finally a social club. It was never a memorial museum. After a while, I imagine that they'd run out of wall space. Then what?

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