Gina and Pat Neely, the couple behind the Food Network show Down Home with the Neelys, announced their decision to divorce on Friday, September 26.
"Today we announce that we are ending our marriage of 20 years for irreconcilable differences,” the couple said in a joint statement.
“This was a tough decision, but we believe it is the best decision for us. As parents of two beautiful adult daughters that we love dearly, we will continue to be involved in each other's lives as parents and friends. Together we have built a strong brand as The Neelys. Moving forward our focus will be on our individual brands and we are optimistic about our respective futures. We ask for your prayers as we go through this transition and honor our request for privacy at this time."
In 2013, the couple closed the Neely's Bar-B-Cue restaurants in Memphis, but maintain a restaurant in New York City, Neely’s Barbecue Parlor.
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.