Who Is Katie Lee’s Husband, Ryan Biegel? Full Bio

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: March 6, 2024 | Updated on: March 6, 2024
Facts checked by editors at A-List Arena
Table of Content Show

Ryan Biegel is famously known as the husband of the famed cookbook author, Katherine Lee. For a little over 4 years, the happy couple have been married to each other. So, it’s about time we get to know Lee’s spouse more.

With that in mind, in this article, we bring you all known facts about the celebrity spouse including Ryan’s bio, child, and career, so, let’s get right into it!

Key Takeaways:

  • Katie Lee’s husband, Ryan Biegel is a television producer. He is credited to Top Chef, Expedition Unknown, and many other reality shows.
  • He used to be an actor before becoming a producer. He is known for his role in Cougar Town, Scrubs, and other comedy shows.
  • The husband and wife met during the filming of Beach Bites in 2016.
  • The couple got engaged on 22nd March 2018, and married on 1st September 2018. Their wedding took place in Italy.
  • The husband and wife have a 2-year-old daughter named Iris Biegel.
  • Ryan grew up in Florida with his 2 brothers and a sister.
  • His brothers are also in showbiz like him.
  • He has a net worth of $2 million.

Who Is Katie Lee’s Husband ? His Bio

Katie Lee’s life partner, Ryan is an esteemed TV producer. As sources claim, he is credited for his work on hit reality TV shows like Top Chef, The Real Housewives of New York City, Somebody Feed Phil, and Expedition Unknown. Furthermore, he got his big start previously as an associate producer on the now-canceled show, Best Bars in America in 2015.

Besides this, Biegel’s other work includes his wife’s own show, Beach Bites with Katie Lee. By the looks of it, it seems Lee’s husband really loves to put his creativity into reality shows.

As of 2023, he runs his very own production company, ZPZ Production.

Ryan Is A Former Actor As Well

Many might not know this but Katherine’s partner was once an actor as well. Before realizing his true passion, Ryan appeared on the big screen, however, with smaller roles.

He portrayed the role of Doug in the Courtney Cox starrer comedy series, Cougar Town for 3 episodes. Likewise, he is also known for appearing on the NBC comedy series, Scrubs.

In addition to these, Ryan also appeared with his own brothers in the 2001 Farrelly Brothers comedy show, Shallow Hal as a nightclub goer. Furthermore, he has also previously worked with actors like Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear as an extra on Stuck on You.

When Did Biegel Meet His Wife, Lee?

In 2016, during the filming of Beach Bites with Katie Lee, the two love birds crossed each other’s paths. Apparently, Biegel worked as a producer for the first season of his soon-to-be wife’s reality TV show. He immediately caught her eyes and she was smitten then and there. During an interview with Health, Lee explained,

“I remember going into a production meeting for the first time and thinking, ‘God, that guy is so cute'”.

Even more so, she also explained how she was “nervous” before they even began shooting for the show. Mostly because she had developed a huge crush on her future partner.

Over and above this, Ryan felt no less for Katie. Even before meeting her in person, he was mesmerized by her beauty and talent. Furthermore, he had seen her once while promoting her cookbook and said to himself, “I’m going to marry that girl” – how sweet is that!

As they kept on meeting every day, the love and bond kept on growing. Thus, slowly and steadily they became lovers.

After almost 2 years of dating, the TV producer popped the big question to the cookbook author. While on a romantic trip to Paris, he went on one knee on 22nd March 2018 and asked the magical question. And, of course, Katie said yes!

All About Ryan And Katie’s Wedding

On 1st September 2018, they exchanged vows and promised to love each other forever. Their wedding seemed like one that came out of a fairytale book. Surrounded by all of their loved ones, Biegel and Lee had a private outdoor wedding at the Lo Scoglio da Tommaso Hotel in Italy.

Furthermore, according to Vogue, they were the first ever couple to be married at the place. Lee wore a beautiful Danielle Frankel wedding gown. The ceremony was officiated by Beigal’s own brother.

As of 2023, the husband-wife duo have been married for over 4 years. To this date, their love seems to be growing with each day passing by. Looking at their pictures together, you’ll be convinced that they’re not just partners but also, best friends and travel buddies – that’s the kind of love we all desire!

Who Was Katie Lee Married To Before?

Before the former actor came into the picture, the TV critic was married to the singer, Billy Joel. The “Piano Man” married Lee on 2nd October 2004. Despite the 33-year-long age gap, it did not take the ex-couple long enough to decide on marrying each other. As a matter of fact, they only dated for around a year before the big wedding.

Unfortunately, the marriage came to an end just 5 years later. Around June 2009, the former pair called it quits and went on separate paths.

How Many Children Do and Katie Have?

The pair are parents to their 2-year-old daughter. In February 2020, the famous novelist announced that she and her husband were expecting a child. Then on 2nd September 2020, Mr. and Mrs. Biegel welcomed their darling daughter, Iris Biegel.

Following the birth of their baby girl, Ryan and Katie’s hearts were filled with joy. According to the star chef herself, the couple struggled a lot to get pregnant. So, in a way, Iris was a true blessing to her mom and dad.

Currently, the family of three live in West Village, New York. The couple also takes their daughter on adventures and it is the cutest thing you’ll ever see!

Where Did Grow Up? His Not-So-Famous Early Life

The celebrity spouse was born on December 29th, 1981, and raised in Florida. His parents, Pete Biegel and Alice Biegel welcomed him into this world in their home in Sarasota.

His dad was a banker, while his mother worked as a teacher at Sarasota Country School. Currently, both of them have retired and are enjoying their old life together.

Unfortunately, not much is known about his life before fame. Although he might seem famous today, Ryan is a rather secretive man. Keeping the secrecy aside, as per sources, Beigal graduated from a local school in Florida. Following this, he pursued a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in 2004. Moreover, he only left home after graduation to kickstart his career in NYC.

He Grew Up Alongside His 2 Brothers And A Sister

Katie’s husband has 3 siblings in total. He has two older brothers, Kevin and Rob, along with a sister, Nicole. Together, the 4 of them had a lovely bond growing up in their hometown in Florida.

Just like their younger bro, Kevin and Rob also have made an impression on the entertainment industry. As sources confirm, Rob has been credited for his work on Shallow Hal and Stuck on You. Likewise, Kevin has worked as a writer and producer on NBC’s Scrubs; he is also the co-creator of Cougar Town. It seems the Biegel brothers have always stayed close, no matter the situation.

Additionally, the three brothers have also portrayed their beautiful bond through the show, Hill Brothers. They were the executive producers for the show that ran for one season.

Net Worth

The producer has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Meanwhile, his wife, Katie Lee has a net worth of $10 million.  Yes, the famous TV food critic has a higher net worth than that of her partner because of a more successful career. Despite the difference, the husband and wife seem to get along just fine.