If you are a fan of cooking shows on Food Network, there is a strong chance you watch The Kitchen, where Katie Lee dazzles her audience with her cooking skills. For those who aren’t very familiar with the show, Lee is well-known as the co-host of the Food Network series and also the host of Beach Bites with Katie Lee on the Cooking Channel.
Beyond these shows, Lee also powers as a cookbook author and frequently features on the cooking segments of different morning shows. With such a profile and given she was once married to American music legend Billy Joel; getting involved romantically with her, especially for someone who is not so much into the limelight, can be an overwhelming fact to live with. This may be true but not for Ryan Biegel, her current husband who has refused to let this reality be a hindrance to their love for each other.
Biographical Facts and Family of Ryan Biegel
Ryan was born in 1981, on the 29th of December in Sarasota, Florida. His father Pete, who was a banker and his mother Alice, who was a teacher for over three decades had four children; including Biegel and his two brothers, Kevin Biegel and Rob Biegel, both of whom are members of the American showbiz industry.
Kevin is a writer and producer known for works like Scrubs, Me, Myself & Irene, and Cougar Town and Enlisted, while Rob is a technical staff who has worked behind the scenes of several projects in a couple of roles as technical staff. His third sibling is a sister named Nicole.
Ryan Biegel may be married to a successful woman but he’s not doing badly himself. He is the most notable member of the aptly named The Biegel Brothers and recently works as a producer for Zero Point Zero Productions. As a producer, his production credits include working on more than 20 movies and TV shows.
Details of His Exploits as a Producer and Actor
He is also known as a talented actor, beginning his career in 2001 with a notable appearance in the film Shallow Hal as an unnamed character. In 2003, he appeared in Stuck on You and got his first named role on the show Cougar Town, wherein he played the character named Doug across three episodes between 2009 and 2011.
Despite having more than 10 acting credits to his name as an actor from 2010 to 2014, Biegel owes his fame to being a producer. He began working as a producer in 2015, starting with the reality TV show Best Bars in America, where he worked as an associate producer. In the same year, he also worked as an associate producer for the show Tia Mowry at Home.
Since his breakthrough year as a producer which was in 2015, he has produced other shows like United Shades of America, All-Star Academy, Expedition Unknown, The Real Housewives of New York City (2017 and 2018), and Beach Bites with Katie Lee. He met the woman who would later become his wife while working on the latter. He was also a producer for Top Chef and Best Bars in America.
Bigel and his wife have impressive business ventures in the entertainment industry. However, his presence in the limelight has shone even more since his marriage to the beloved chef who has authored several cookbooks, featured and hosted food shows including Bravo’s Top Chef, The Early Show, Rachael Ray Show, and a host of others.
Ryan Biegel’s Net Worth Compared to His Wife’s $10 Million
With an active career spanning 10 years; including working as an accounting assistant with more than 20 credits to his name as an actor and a producer, Ryan Biegel has been able to make some good amount to match his effort thus far.
The specifics of his earnings over time is currently unknown, but producers of TV reality shows are estimated to be earning an average of $66,814 per year. Therefore, Ryan, who has worked as a producer for more than four years, combined with more than a decade as an actor, is believed to have accrued more than half a million dollars ($500,000) as his net worth.
While this amount is a handsome sum, it is nothing to compare to his wife’s net worth which has been estimated at $10 million.
Everything to Know about Biegel’s Relationship with Katie Lee
Ryan Biegel and Katie Lee first met in 2016 when he began working on Beach Bites with Katie Lee. He only worked on the first season of the show before he moved on to another project, but his little time on the show was more than enough for a spark and relationship to develop between the two of them.
Shortly after the shoot, the pair got together and in March of 2018, nearly two years after they kicked off their relationship, Biegel proposed in one of the world’s most romantic destinations. He asked Katie to marry him in Paris with a vintage 1940s ring from Fred Leighton.
Their wedding was held a few months after on the 1st of September 2018 in Italy, at the Lo Scoglio da Tommaso hotel in Capri. As one would expect, it was witnessed by their families and friends.
Since they got married, the couple has remained together with no controversies, and their fans are hoping that Katie Lee’s marriage to the producer lasts a lot longer than her marriage to Billy Joel. The union could only endure five years, it lasted from October 2004 to June 2009.
Much to the delight of their fans, in 2020, Lee announced that she is expecting their first child and went on to share her struggle over the years to get pregnant. According to her, she had gone through surgery and IVF treatments in order to reach her dream of becoming a mother.