Pat Neely Finally Speaks On Heartbreaking Details On Divorce From Gina, Talks New Wife
It’s been years since Pat and Gina Neely decided to go their separate ways. To most fans and viewers, the split came as quite a shock because Pay and Gina seemed like they had it all together. But, behind closed doors, their marriage wasn’t a cake walk and Gina revealed she was actually quite miserable in her marriage to Pat. She also shocked fans when she revealed she hasn’t spoken to Pat since the day she walked out that door. She literally walked away and never looked back. Since the split, Gina has been quite vocal, but she’s the only one who’s had something to say.
It’s been four years since Gina Neely‘s divorce from Pat Neely, and she said that hasn’t talked to her now-ex husband since the day she walked out the door. “I remember leaving with my purse and my duffle bag, and I was out of there. I haven’t spoken to Pat in four years.”
Now, for the first time in four years, he revealed details about the divorce and how Gina really took him off guard when she surprised Pat Neely with the divorce. He has finally broke his silence about it. The former host of Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys—who split from his wife and co-star Gina in 2014—was prepared to be a bachelor for the rest of his life.
“Initially, I thought that was what my life was set out to be,” he said. “I was going to be single and focus on my career.”
But while appearing as a celebrity chef on the Tom Joyner cruise in 2015, Pat met Tamika Parks, a registered nurse-anesthetist—and everything changed. “I guess you could say it was love at first sight,” says Pat. “Tamika took me off guard.