What happened to Marcela Valladolid on The Kitchen?

In a post from October 18, 2017, Marcela, sharing little about what really happened, states, “The precise details are unnecessary and, in the words of Ms. Sunny Anderson, nunya business, but there are two things that are very important here, in this departure….” For weeks after her departure there were no real leads on what went down. Suddenly Marcella was just absent from “The Kitchen”.

Marcela Valladolid’s life hasn’t been without drama, even before her departure from the show. Marcela was first married to her husband Fausto Gallardo, a politician. Marcelo and her husband’s relationship were always tumultuous. After splitting for a brief while, she actually re-married her husband in 2012, only to get divorced in 2013. According to a source close to the couple, the main reason for the split was her relationship with Paul Hollywood.

Marcela met Paul on the set of the Great American Bake Off. A short-lived series that was eventually cancelled due to low ratings. Due to this, Marcela wasn’t the only to get separated as Paul divorced his wife of 15-years Alexandra. After her marriage ended, Marcela began dating now husband Phillip Button. Together they have two children, David and Anna Carina.

In that same October 18th post, Valladolid goes on to explain that part of her reasoning for the departure was the strain the travel put on her family. A long resident of San Diego, Marcela is finally moving to Los Angeles to live with David. She also noted that part of her decision came from the fact she wasn’t cooking recipes that represented her. She will most certainly be missed, but you can keep her traditions alive by picking up her book Mexican Made Easy.

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  1. I can’t believe you would take Marcela off the kitchen. Just another one of the food networks bright ideas. You take the good people off and then leave the worst shows on the air need some changes there or the food network is down the drain

    • Did you read the whole article? She was having to travel too much to be on the show. She doesn’t live in the same city where it is taped. Also, she wasn’t cooking the type of recipes that represented her.

  2. It’s all a matter of taste as to who you want to see on The Kitchen. I didn’t even realize Marcella was gone till I saw a repeat of The Kitchen and I saw her name. She is self absorbed and often acted like she was better than the rest of the crew. Personally she won’t be missed even though she wants to think people are crying in their salsa because she’s gone. The 4 person group is less hectic and they work well with each other…it’s great when they have a guest chef come visit and now there’s more time for them!

  3. She won’t be missed. I never liked her personality. There’s a reason all these men just want what’s between her legs and not her mind.

  4. I agree she was full of herself and pushed her Mexican accent around so much it was annoying.the 4 remaining do get on well she’s not missed,it’s less crowded
    Now.she was good on her own show and cooking the food that represented her she was well suited there don’t know why they put her on the kitchen????

  5. I think everyone is just jealous😆 if I were newly married and had two beautiful kids, I would make my family my priority. Also, I myself, think Marcela should further her career in CA. I think she makes great, exciting food.

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