Pat and Gina Neely, who’ve long hosted Food Network’s popular Down Home with the Neelys, have announced that they’re ending their 20-year marriage.

The Neelys Divorcing

Pat and Gina confirmed their decision to split in a joint statement released to Memphis, Tenn., news channel WMC News 5 Friday.

"Today we announce that we are ending our marriage of 20 years for irreconcilable differences," the cooking couple said. "This was a tough decision, but we believe it is the best decision for us."

"Together we have built a strong brand as The Neelys," the pair continued. "Moving forward our focus will be on our individual brands and we are optimistic about our respective futures.”

The Neelys have hosted Down Home with the Neelys on the Food Network since 2008. In addition to the cooking show, the two co-own a restaurant in New York City. They shuttered a Memphis hotspot they ran together last summer.

Over this past year, Gina participated in the George Foreman Grill weight-loss challenge, losing 20 pounds, reports People. Meanwhile, Pat has been working with My Family Dollar, taking up the cause to fight hunger.

Pat and Gina Neely, high school sweethearts, have raised daughters Shelbi and Spenser together.

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