Pat Neely

Inside Biography


Pat Nelly, is an American TV personality who came into limelight after he hosted the show called, Food Network television program and Road Tasted with the Neelys along with his ex-wife, Gina Neely.

The former couple is the owner of Neely’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Also, they have co-written a cook book, Down Home With the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook, which was published by Knopf.

Early life and career

Pat Nelly was born as Patrick Nelly on July 20, 1964, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He belongs to white-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Nelly grew up along with his three brothers, Tony Neely, Gaelin Neely, and Mark Neely.

Colby Brock and his brothers started a barbeque restaurant in Memphis in 1988. His uncle, Jim Neely was a well-known Memphis restaurateur and also was the owner of Jim Neely’s Interstate Bar-B-Que in Gardena, California. Neely also helped them to establish their restaurant.

Later on, the brothers built their own restaurant separately which grew into four Neely’s Bar-B-Que in Memphis and Nashville. They also owned a 2,000-square feet space in mid-town Memphis, marked to be a corporate headquarter.

After they settled their business in Memphis, Pat along with Gina Neely opened a New York City restaurant called Neely’s Pig Parlor. The restaurant eventually opened as Neely’s Barbeque Parlor, in 2011.

During Summer of 2006, Paula Deen’s sons Bobby and Jamie Deen promoted the Neely’s Bar-B-Que in Nashville location on their show, Road Tasted.

In 2006, September, Paula ate at Neely’s downtown Memphis restaurant and impressed with the cuisine. The couple also invited to appear on Paul’s Party in January 2007.

Later, Pat and Gina became one of the most famous restaurateurs in the New York City. The couple was so fascinated and impressed with the cuisine that  they aired a show in February 2008 entitled Down Home with the Neelys 

Soon after, the couple penned down a book named Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook. The book was co-written by Paul Disbrowe with the foreword written by Paul Deen and was released in May 2009, and was published by Knopf, a New York publishing House.            

Personal life

Currently, Pat Nelly is single. He previously married to Gina Neely, is a famous American restaurateur, best known for her work on the Food Network.

The former pair began dating from their high school in the 1980s and after reuniting at their 10th reunion, they married in 1994.

Together, the former couple has two daughters, Shelbi and Spenser. However, According to some sources, Spenser is Gina’s daughter from her previous marriage.

After living together for more than twenty years, they divorced in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences.

Net worth

Pat Nelly has earned an enormous amount of salary from his career which adds up his net worth which is estimated is around $1.5 million.          

by Bchrome, 10 Sep, 2017

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