Kate Connelly is the ex-wife of the American chef Bobby Flay. They were married from the mid-to-late-’90s and had a daughter together.
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Second Wife of Chef Bobby Flay
Kate Connelly is the second wife of chef, restaurateur, and TV personality Bobby Flay. Kate and Bobby first met in 1994, a year removed from Bobby’s divorce from his first wife. They hit it off immediately and tied the knot on October 1, 1995.
However, their marriage did not last long. Kate and Bobby legally separated in 1998 and divorced shortly later.
Who is Kate Connelly’s Ex-Husband Bobby Flay?
Bobby Flay is one of the most commercially successful chefs and restaurateurs in the world. He runs several successful establishments all over the US, including the successful burger chain Bobby’s Burger Palace, with locations in 11 states.
Furthermore, Bobby is a prominent fixture of the Food Network with such shows as Boy Meets Grill, Brunch @ Bobby’s, and Beat Bobby Flay.
Additionally, Bobby has authored over a dozen cookbooks to date, including Bobby Flay’s Bold American Food and Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors from My Kitchen.
Bobby Flay is thrice-married and thrice divorced. He married his first wife, Debra Ponzek, on May 11, 1991. However, they divorced in 1993.
Furthermore, after his divorce from his second wife, Kate Connelly, he remarried to the actress and producer Stephanie March on December 20, 2005. They subsequently divorced on July 17, 2015.
Has a Daughter, Sophie Flay, with Bobby Flay
Despite the relatively short time they were married, Kate and Bobby were blessed with a child. Their daughter, Sophie Flay, was born on April 16, 1996. She remains the only child of Bobby Flay despite three marriages.
Sophie is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism. She currently works as a community journalist at ABC7. Previously, she interned at NBC, Warner Bros., and TVG Network. During her stint as an intern at NBC Sports Group, Sophie covered the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Winter Olympics for the “Today” show.
Moreover, Sophie has appeared on several of her father’s shows, including Beat Bobby Flay and Brunch @ Bobby’s on the Food Network.
Who is Kate Connelly?
Among all the women Bobby Flay has dated and married, Kate Connelly might be the most discreet. Outside of her marriage to Bobby, Kate has otherwise stayed away from the spotlight.
Based on the snippets of information available on the web, Kate Connelly was born on January 21, 1986. She was reportedly born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and holds a journalism degree.
According to reports, Kate Connelly is a TV host and food enthusiast. She reportedly met Bobby while filming the cooking show “Robin Leach Speaking Meals” on the TV Meals Community.
Kate Connelly Net Worth
According to reports available on the internet, Kate Connelly has an estimated net worth of around $2 million. In comparison, Bobby Flay is worth a whopping $60 million.
While some of Kate’s wealth is attributed to her career, most of her seven-figure wealth comes from divorce settlements, alimony payments, child support payments, etc.