Kate Connelly: Biography of Bobby Flay’s Ex-Wife [Updated 2022]

Kate Connelly

Kate Connelly is an American TV host, however, she is mostly recognized for being an ex-spouse of American movie star chef, restaurateur and TV star Bobby Flay. There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Kate Connelly, and here are some interesting facts about the hostess: 

Kate Connelly: Who Is Bobby Flay’s Ex-Wife? 

Who’s Kate Connelly?

Kate Connelly is an American TV host, notably of standard TV cooking reveals such as the TV Meals Community’s “Robin Leach Speaking Meals” presents, however, she might be most recognized for being an ex-spouse of American movie star chef, restaurateur and TV star Bobby Flay. She was his second wife and they share a daughter named Sophie.

Zodiac, Childhood and Early Life

Kate Connelly was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on the 21st March 1964, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is of white ethnicity and her nationality is American. 

Additional particulars about her family’s background have by no means been publicly revealed as of now. Besides that her father is a journalist and her mom is a housewife. Upon graduating from a neighborhood high school, Kate Connelly enrolled at Massachusetts School, from which she graduated with a level in journalism.


Before she became a full time journalist, Kate Connelly started her skilled profession which was modelling, however she went on to drop it in favour of uniting her two passions – cooking and journalism. 

Enthusiastic about cooking, she had gained her first culinary experience as a mere child when her mom started opening up to her about the kitchen. After years of honing her cooking abilities, within the early 1990s Kate Connelly grew to become a co-host of the TV show “Robin Leach Speaking Meals”, which aired on the TV Meals Community ’til 1995. It was in the same year that she wed the well-known chef Bobby Flay who had a history of marrying fellow chefs. Bobby Flay’s first wife Debra Ponzek was also a chef. 

Falling In Love with Bobby Flay

Kate Connelly and Bobby Flay first met in 1994 when he guest-starred in an episode of “Robin Leach Speaking Meals”. This was a year after his divorce from his first wife Debra Ponzek in 1993. 

Kate and Bobby had been ‘immediately attracted to one another’, so quickly that they started courting each other. After a few months, Kate and Bobby became engaged, which was soon followed by an intimate marriage ceremony that occurred on October 1st 1995. Unlike Bobby Flay this was Kate Connelly’s first marital experience. He was married between 1991 and 1993 whereas Kate wasn’t. 

She soon found herself pregnant and became a mom from what was considered one of her earlier relationships. Nevertheless, after three years of marriage within which they welcomed a daughter named Sophie born in 1996, the duo first separated in 1998, and divorced quickly afterwards, the explanations behind it nonetheless stay unknown publicly.

Net Value of $2 million

Aside from all the things mentioned, Kate Connelly could be a co-owner of a number of Bobby Flay’s eateries which he opened throughout their marriage. But just exactly how wealthy is Kate Connelly? In response to sources, it’s estimated that Kate Connelly’s overall net worth as of early 2019, is over $2 million which has been acquired by way of a number of methods – her TV profession, divorce from Bobby Flay whose present net worth is estimated at $30 million, in addition to the abovementioned restaurant co-ownership.

Kate Connelly’s ex Robert William ‘Bobby’ Flay was born on the 10th December 1964, in Manhattan, New York Metropolis, USA, the place he was raised. At the age of 17 he dropped out of high school, and went on to pursue a profession within the culinary enterprise. His pure expertise managed to impress Joe Allen, the proprietor of the restaurant. It was the place Flay worked for some time as a salad maker, so he paid Bobby’s tuition on the French Culinary Institute from which in 1984 he acquired a level in culinary arts. After honing his culinary abilities as a sous-chef, Flay was appointed as the head chef of the Brighton Grill restaurant on NYC’s Third Avenue, then labored for Jonathan Waxman’s Bud and Jams restaurant, before shifting to Miracle Grill in 1988. 

In 1991 Bobby teamed up with Jerome Kretchmer and became the head chef of his Mesa Grill restaurant, the place he finally grew to become a partner. In 1993, Flay opened his first restaurant – Bolo Bar & Restaurant, upon which Flay has claimed possession over a number of eating places such as Bar American, Bobby Flay Steak in addition to the Las Vegas Mesa Grill, which was honored with the distinguished Michelin Star in 2008. Aside from these, Flay served as the teacher of the French Culinary Institute, and popped up in quite a few TV reveals such as “BBQ with Bobby Flay”, “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” and “Iron Chef America” to name some. After divorcing Kate Connelly in 1998, he married American actress Stephanie March in 2005 from whom he separated in 2015. Since 2016 he has been in a relationship with Canadian entertainer Heléne Yorke.

Private Life

Not a lot is thought about Kate Connelly’s private life after her divorce from Bobby Flay, as she has in some way managed to maintain it fairly non-public and away from the media’s glaring eyes. The blue eyed beauty sports her look with beautiful dark hair but she has gone blonde too! Her frame is also tall enough to stand side by side with her husband who is 5’10”(in feet & inches). 

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