In America where food is a second religion, chefs and cooks are celebrated personalities. Among the long list of celebrated chefs is Robert Irvine, who is known for several programs on the primary home of celebrity chefs, the Food Network. Since Robert Irvine became a part of America’s celebrity space, fans have come to learn several things about him, including the identity of his wife, Gail Kim.
Unlike Robert Irvine who has a career in a non-violent industry that delivers an intrusive form of pleasure, his wife, Gail Kim, has her career in professional wrestling.
In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about Robert Irvine’s wife, including her net worth. Check it out.
Who is Robert Irvine’s Wife – Gail Kim?
Gail Kim was born on the 20th of February, 1977 in Toronto, Canada. Before she became a professional wrestler, she attended York Memorial Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto, studying Kinesiology before she transferred to Ryerson University where she graduated from with a degree in nutrition instead.
After her higher education, Gail Kim decided to become a professional wrestler and she began her journey by joining Ron Hutchison’s School of Pro Wrestling in Toronto.
She made her debut in 2000, long before she became Robert Irvine’s wife, in an event in December 2000 under Apocalypse Wrestling Federation. Over the next two years growing her career, Gail Kim fought under various independent wrestling promotion companies.
Gail Kim joined the WWE in October 2002, wrestling under the name, La Felina, and she made her debut for the promotion company in June 30 in an episode of Raw, which was also a WWE Women’s Championship event. She won the match, becoming a champion from her very first match.
Gail Kim was with the WWE for two years before she was released in November 2004. She returned to the independent circuit, fighting in Japan and at Michigan’s All World Wrestling before she was signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2005.
She had two spells with TNA, with the first one lasting three years between 2005 and 2008. The second stint began in 2011 and lasted until 2017 when she retired as a professional wrestler. During her time with TNA as an active wrestler, she won a record-breaking seven Knockout Championships, along with other titles like Gauntlet for the Gold, World Cup, Tag Team Championship and a couple of others. She was also inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2016.
In between her double spells with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Gail Kim returned to World Wrestling Entertainment where she worked for two years between 2008 and 2011, fighting under brands like WrestleMania, Raw, and SmackDown.
Since she retired from active wrestling, she has worked as a producer and agent for Impact Wrestling, working with women wrestlers signed to the promotion company.
Other than her career as a wrestler and a producer, Gail Kim has also worked as a model for a couple of brands, as well as an actress in the film, Royal Kill. Other onscreen appearances include Dinner: Impossible, Guy’s Family Road Trip, Restaurant: Impossible, Family BrainSurge, and the video games, WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2010 and WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011.
Relationship with Robert Irvine
Robert Irvine has been married to his wife, Gail Kim since the 11th of May, 2012. The two of them met on the set of Dinner: Impossible in 2009 and have been together ever since. Their wedding was documented on an episode of Restaurant: Impossible.
Her husband, Robert Irvine, is a renowned chef known for shows like Worst Cooks in America, Chopped: Impossible, Operation Restaurant and a few others.
Although she doesn’t have children of her own yet, she is a stepmother to Robert Irvine’s two daughters from his previous marriage to Karen Irvine.
What is her Net Worth?
Robert Irvine’s wife, Gail Kim has had a long career as a professional wrestler, spanning nineteen years, and she now holds a position as an agent and a producer in the sector.
Throughout her career, which saw her become a popular name among wrestling fans as well as amass several awards and accolades, Gail Kim also earned a significant net worth, estimated at $800,000. She is believed to have earned $600 per appearance during her TNA career.
Combined with her husband, the couple has a net worth of $16 million.