Gina Neely Says Divorce Was A Long Time Coming
On an upcoming episode of “Where Are They Now” former “At Home With The Neelys” star Gina Neely talks in depth about her divorce from her cooking show co-star Pat, which came as a shock to many viewers who were used to seeing them exhibit so much affection on the show. The couple were married for 20 years and Gina’s a daughter with Pat and another daughter from a previous relationship.
Here’s a clip via People.com:
“Pat is not a bad guy, he’s just not for me,” she says. “I didn’t want to divorce my husband but it became necessary do it in order for me to be my best self.”
“He felt like we didn’t spend enough time together. I felt like we did and we needed a little space.”
“We went to therapy 12 times,” she explains. “I tried to leave five times and I just didn’t have the strength but the fifth time I held on to that. It became necessary for me to find my path.”
Gina began losing weight just before they divorced and has reportedly lost 34 pounds in total.
“I knew I wasn’t happy and I said I’m definitely not going to take 50 and not be happy,” she says. “So at 46 I started changing my life, I started changing my body. I realized I liked that better.”
Damn… That’s crazy how you can spend 20 years with someone and so many of them not even be happy years.