“We Hated Each Other For Years”: 3 Lessons From Pat & Gina Neely’s Divorce

neelys divorce - CopyGina and Pat Neely, the stars of Food Network’s popular cooking show “Down Home With The Neely’s” are getting divorced after two decades of marriage.

“This was a tough decision, but we believe it is the best decision for us…,” the Neely’s reinforced in a written statement.

**UPDATE**: While appearing as a guest on “The Wendy Williams Show” in late October 2014, a very slim  Gina Neely opened up about the end of her marriage.

“Life happens, honey. What are you going to do? Cry in a bowl of milk? At the end of the day, Pat and I are real people. Life happens. I had dinner with Pat on Friday. We’re still good friends, but it just happened. You don’t stop living because bad things happen. You keep going.”

She also spoke on the lengths that they went to try and work on their relationship. She moved out two years ago in the hopes that maybe things would be different. Distance usually makes the heart grow fonder.