Kate Connelly (Bobby Flay’s ex-wife) Age/ Family/ Relationship/ Net worth/ Career and Facts

Kate Connelly with her ex-husband Bobby Flay
Kate Connelly with her ex-husband Bobby Flay

Kate Connelly is famous as the ex-wife of an American celebrity chef, restauranteur, and television personality Bobby Flay. She is herself a TV host.

Kate Connelly Wiki/ Bio

Kate Connelly is a television host especially popular for the TV cooking show like Television Food Network’s Robin Leach Talking Food show. She gained wide recognition as a celebrity spouse.

She completed her graduation from Minneapolis school and later attained a degree in journalism from Massachusetts college.

Kate Connelly
Kate Connelly

Kate Connelly Height/ Weight/ Age

Her height is 5 feet 4 inches and her weight measures are not known. She was born on Saturday, 21 March 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Kate Connelly’s age is 57 years (as of 2021).

Kate Connelly Net worth

She is a television personality and has earned a good fortune from her career. Also, she is the co-owner of restaurants which adds to her income.

Apart from this, she received a divorce settlement amount from her ex-husband. Her estimated net worth is over $2.3 million.

On the other hand, her ex-husband Bobby Flay’s net worth is $30 million which he has accumulated from his career as a chef, restauranteur, and television personality.

Kate Connelly Boyfriend/ Husband/ Family

Her father and mother’s name is not known but it is said that her father was a journalist whereas her mother was a housekeeper.

There is no information available about her siblings.

 Kate Connelly with her ex-husband Bobby Flay and her daughter Sophie Flay
Kate Connelly with her ex-husband Bobby Flay and her daughter Sophie Flay

Kate Connelly Bobby Flay met for the first time in the year 1994 when he appeared as a guest in an episode of Robin Leach Talking Food, TV show. Kate was the host at the show and it was love at first sight for both of them. At that time Bobby was divorced from his first life.

About their first date Connelly said:

I got home four and a half hours later. I’ve never had such a good time in my life on a date, ever, ever, ever. I don’t remember what I ate. There was always something to talk about. He was funny. It was the easiest thing in the world.

Kate Connelly

They began dating and only after few months they got engaged. It was followed by an intimate wedding ceremony which took place on 1 October 1995 at Bolo.

Kate Connelly with her daughter Sophie Flay
Kate Connelly with her daughter Sophie Flay

She was the second wife of Bobby and also a mother to her son Jonathan born from her previous relationship. The couple shares a child together. Their one and only child a daughter named Sophie Flay was born on 16 April 1996.

Unfortunately, things did not work out well for the duo and they separated in 1998. The reason for their divorce is not known but it is estimated to be Bobby’s extramarital affair.

After the divorce they took the joint custody of their daughter and are living separately.

Since the divorce, Katie Connelly is living a private life with her children away from media attention. It is not known if she remarried or has any other children.

Kate Connelly’s ex-husband Bobby Flay

Robert William Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurant owner, and television personality. He was born on 10 December 1964 in New York City, USA, and is aged 56 years (as of 2021).

He received a degree in culinary arts and began working as a Sous chef. Later he worked as a chef for restauranteur Jonathan Waxman.

Kate Connelly with her ex-husband Bobby Flay
Kate Connelly with her ex-husband Bobby Flay

In January 1991 he took the position of executive chef at Mesa Grill and soon became the partner. He then opened Bolo Bar and Restaurant in a partnership with Laurence Kretchmer in the Flatiron district.

Further, he did not look back and currently owns a number of restaurants like Mesa Grill in Las Vegas, Bar Americain in New York & Mohegan Sun, Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, Gato in New York, and Bobby’s Burger Palace in 19 locations across 11 states.

He also entered the television industry and hosted several Food Network television programs, appeared as a guest, and featured on the Great Chefs television series. He is also the author of cooking books.

Talking about his personal life, he has had a number of love affairs and marriages. He first married Debra Ponzek on 11 May 1991 and divorced in 1993. His second wife was Kate Connelly from 1995 to 1998.

His third marriage was with actress Stephanie March in 2005 and lasted for 10 long years. They divorced in 2015.

Later he was linked with ElyreTirrell and since 2016 he was in a relationship with Canadian actress Helene Yorke with whom he separated in 2019.

He has only one child a daughter Sophie Flay born from his second wife Kate Connelly chef.

NameKate Connelly
Date of Birth21 March 1964
Age57 years (as of 2021)
BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Zodiac SignAries
HometownNot Known
Net worth$2.3 million US Dollars
SchoolMinneapolis school
CollegeMassachusetts college
Heightfeet and inches- 5’4”
centimeters- 165 cm
WeightNot Known
Body Measurements36 – 28 – 36
Eye ColorGreen
Hair colorBlonde
Shoe sizeNot Known
Father nameNot Known
Mother nameNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
BoyfriendNot Known
Marital statusDivorced
HusbandBobby Flay
ChildrenJonathan (son)
Sophie Flay (daughter)


After completing her education she began her career as a model but eventually decided to quit it. Later she turned her two different passions into her career interest. Those passions were cooking and journalism.

Bobby Flay’s wife Kate Connelly became the co-host of the TV show Robin Leach Talking food in the early 1990s. This show telecasted on Food Network channel till 1995.

She is also the co-owner of several Bobby Flay’s restaurants which he opened during their marriage.

Favorite Things/ Hobbies

  • Hobbies – cooking, playing football and rugby.

Facts/ Trivia

  • Kate Connelly is famous as the ex-wife of Bobby Flay.
  • She is a television host and a former model.
  • She received the limelight after getting married to Bobby Flay.
  • On social media, she is active with her Instagram account but it is private.
  • She was married for only three years and produced a daughter from her marriage.
  • She also has a son born from her previous relationship.
  • Her husband Bobby is a celebrity chef, restauranteur, and TV personality.
  • She is a single mother and managing some of the food networks that she owns.
  • She had a short-lived marriage of only three years and after divorce, she made her own identity.
  • Her first love is cooking and her mother taught her many dishes.
  • Her daughter Sophie graduated with broadcast and digital journalism from the University of Southern California and is a community journalist for ABC7 since March 2019.
  • She shares a good bond with both of her parents and is often seen with her dad on several occasions.
  • Sophie went to Rio Olympics 2016 as an NBC intern and is also involved in food shows and voiceover shows.