Down Home With the Neelys stars Pat and Gina Neely announced that they were getting a divorce in late September. They had been pretty quiet about their marital troubles and on television seemed perfectly happy. It was later discovered that this has been far from the case. Gina has been living in a separate home for almost two years now. Gina appeared on the Wendy Williams Show recently and she spoke about her marriage. She also showed off her new slim, size 0 figure.
For the last few years they have been trying to work things out in their marriage. Gina moved out not to get away from her husband, but to try and fix things. Sometimes distance and a little separation is good for a failing relationship and can help to mend things. Unfortunately this was not the case for this couple. Neely said that they went through couple’s counseling but it didn’t help. They have ended on good terms however and she states that this is one of the most important parts for her.
Williams told Neely that it wasn’t fair that she looked so happy when she was going through a divorce. Gina stated that it was life and that you don’t stop what you are doing just because some bad things are happening in your life. The Neelys had been married for 23 years. They had done over 70 episodes of their hit cooking show, own restaurants together, and have a franchise together. She said that business is business when Williams asked what was going to happen to their brand that they have built together.
Even though they are going through a divorce it seems that the Neelys are (for now) in a good place. They are still on amicable terms. They have taken the necessary steps to ensure that their children are aware and comfortable with the situation. Everyone seems to be in good spirits despite the fact that a very long-term relationship is ending. Hopefully they will remain on good terms and not fall to the pressure of being in the public eye like so many other celebrity couples who have divorced before them.