Kate Connelly is an American TV host who mostly hosts popular TV cooking shows such as the Television Food Network’s “Robin Leach Talking Food”. However, she is more popular as the ex-wife of American celebrity chef, restauranteur, and television star Bobby Flay. Starting her career as a culinary journalist in the early 1990s’, she has made quite a name for herself. Moreover, her beauty is also not a joke as she used to work as a model before making her career in journalism.
Who is Kate Connelly?
Kate was born on 21 March 1964, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. she completed her high school studies at Minneapolis School. Then, she joined Massachusetts College from where she graduated with a degree in journalism.
Connelly loved cooking from an early age. Her first culinary experience was as a mere child when her mother showed her around the kitchen. Before making her name as a journalist, she used to be an accomplished model. However, her love for journalism and culinary outdid her career in modeling. So, she changed her career in the early 1990s.
Kate is a Former Model
With a passion for both journalism and cooking, Connelly halted her career as a model in the early 1990s. After struggling to choose between two of her passion, she decided to unite those two and work as a culinary journalist.
So, she worked as a co-host of the TV show “Robin Leach Talking Food”, which aired on the Television Food Network ’til 1995. At present, she also owns/co-owns various restaurants but is away from the public eyes.
Kate’s Marriage With Bobby Flay
Kate and Bobby first met in 1994 when he guest-starred in an episode of “Robin Leach Talking Food” TV show’. This was a year after his divorce from his first wife Debra Ponzek. After the duo interacted, they were instantly attracted to each other. The chef respected Connelly’s status as a working single mother, whereas Connelly found his sense of humor to be very charming.
Then, after filming, the couple went on a date at the swanky Manhattan restaurant Monkey Bar. after dating for a couple of months, they got engaged. Then, on October 1st, 1995, Kate and Bobby got married in a private wedding ceremony with their friends and family. Just after a year, Kate gave birth to their daughter Sophie.
However, their relationship didn’t last long. The couple separated after just 3 years, in 1998. Then, after few months, they announced that they were officially divorced. After the divorce, Kate moved away from her celebrity life.
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The Couple’s Dating History
Before marrying Connelly, Bobby was married to Debra Ponzek. Also, Kate already had a child from one of her previous relationships. Then, after the divorce, Kate remained single.
On the other hand, Bobby married actress Stephanie March in 2005. But, this relationship also didn’t end successfully and they got divorced in 2015. Since 2016, the celebrity chef is dating Heléne Yorke.
Kate Connelly Net Worth
The ex-model and host have made a fortune with her several restaurants. She has made a decent amount from her career as a host and also from the divorce with, Bobby Flay who had a net worth of $30 million. According to public sources, Connelly has an estimated net worth of $2.3 million.
Furthermore, her ex-husband is very wealthy. According to Wealthy Gorilla, Bobby Flay has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Connelly has an hourglass-shaped body figure with a height of 5ft 7 inches and weighs around 58 kg. Her body measurements are 36-28-38. Her eyes are of brown colors and have hazel-colored hair.
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