Kate Connelly is an American TV personality who is best known as the second or ex wife of Bobby Flay, an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants, including Amalfi in Las Vegas and Bobby’s Burger Palace at multiple locations.
Formerly owned restaurants include Gato in New York and Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic city. He has hosted several Food Network television programs, appeared as a guest and hosted a number of specials on the network. Flay is also featured on the Great Chefs television series.
Kate Connelly Height & Weight
How tall is Kate Connelly? This gorgeous personality stands 5 feet 4 inches (64 inches) tall and weighs around 56 kg (123 lbs). Likewise, she has a slim body type and her body measurement in vital stats is 34-28-36 inches. Similarly, looking at her physical appearance, she has fair skin with brown pair of eyes and dark brown hair color.
Kate Connelly Ex-Husband Bobby Flay
Flay married Debra Ponzek, also a chef, on May 11, 1991. Flay and Ponzek divorced in 1993, and Flay married his second wife, Kate Connelly, in 1995.
They have a daughter named Sophie. Flay and Connelly separated in 1998, and later divorced. Flay married actress Stephanie March, on February 20, 2005.
According to media reports, March and Flay separated in March 2015 and their divorce was final on July 17, 2015. Flay dated Heléne Yorke from February 2016 to early 2019.
Kate Connelly Biography
Robin Leach’s TV Food Network program “Robin Leach Talking Food” was hosted by Kate Connelly. She is perhaps best recognized for being the ex-wife of American celebrity chef, restauranteur, and tv star Bobby Flay.
Kate Connelly was born on March 21, 1964, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States to a white American family. She is of white ethnicity and her nationality is American. Her father is a journalist and her mother is a housewife, according to the public information that has previously been disclosed. After graduating from high school at a local institution, Kate went on to Massachusetts College for her bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Kate Connelly Career
Kate began her professional life as a model before deciding to give up modeling in favor of combining two passions: cooking and journalism. She enjoyed cooking since she was a kid, when her mother started teaching her how to cook at home. In the early 1990s, Kate Connelly co-hosted “Robin Leach Talking Food,” which aired on the Television Food Network until 1995.
Kate Connelly and Bobby Flay Marriage & Love Story
Immediately drawn to each other, after only a few months, Kate and Bobby got engaged, which resulted in an intimate wedding ceremony on October 1st 1995.
Although they had never been married before, the pair did get hitched in 1991 and 1993, when Flay was married to Debra Ponzek and Kate became a mother from one of her prior relationships. However, the couple split up in 1998 after three years of marriage, with no clear cause identified publicly.
Robert William ‘Bobby’ Flay was born on December 10, 1964, in New York City, New York, United States. He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and began working in the culinary field full-time. Flay began his professional culinary career as a salad maker at Joe Allen’s restaurant, where he worked after graduating from the French Culinary Institute in 1984 with a degree in culinary arts. After mastering his culinary talents as a sous-chef, Flay was named executive chef of the Brighton Grill on Third Avenue in New York City, followed by Bud and Jams at Jonathan Waxman’s Miracle Grill. He then went to Miracle Grill before becoming head chef of the Brighton Grill in 1988.In 1991, Bobby Flay teamed up with Jerome Kretchmer and became the executive chef of his Mesa Grill restaurant, eventually becoming a partner as well. In 1993, Flay opened his first establishment – Bolo Bar & Restaurant in Manhattan. Since then, Flay has run several restaurants such as Bar American, Bobby Flay Steak, and the Las Vegas Mesa Grill, which was given the coveted Michelin Star in 2008. Aside from that, Flay has taught at the French Culinary Institute and has appeared on a variety of TV programs such as “BBQ with Bobby Flay”, “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”, and “Iron Chef America”. In 1998, he married American actress Kate Connelly, but they divorced in 2005. Since 2016 he has been dating Canadian comedian Heléne Yorke.
In addition to everything else aforementioned, Kate Connelly is a co-owner of several of Bobby Flay’s restaurants, including Mesa Grill and Bar Americain, which he opened while they were married.