Who Is Kardea Brown Husband? Relationship And Family


Kardea Brown

American chef and caterer Kardea Brown is in a relationship with her husband-to-be, Bryon Smith. Widely famous for hosting Delicious Miss Brown, the South Carolina-born’s Instagram is full of pictures of her delicious cuisine and boyfriend-turned-fiance.

Unlike her, Kardea’s lover is not into a professional cookery career but is in love with food and proclaims himself a “foodie” on his Instagram bio.

Ever since the two started the year 2023 with their engagement, Smith’s been a frequent feature on her social handle. So, fans are willing to know about their wedding plans if they are having any time soon.

Stay with us throughout the article to learn more about Kardea’s relationship, boyfriend, and family.

Kardea Brown Husband: Is The American Chef Married?

No, the Food Network’s cooking show host Kardea is not married at the moment but is on the way to becoming a Mrs. She shares an adorable relationship with her soon-to-be husband, Bryon Smith.

The two have reportedly been dating since 2021. It was in July 2021 when her IG post featured Smith for the first time.

Brown shares cozy pictures with her fiance, Smith, and often vacations with him, which she chronicles in her Instagram posts and stories. On July 22, 2022, the chef shared an IG reel of her snippets from their vacation in Mexico.

Chef Kardea With Her Fiance Bryon
Chef Kardea With Her Fiance Bryon (Source: Instagram)

Later that year, in October, she celebrated her boyfriend’s birthday (now fiance) with an adorable montage of their moments. She captioned, “Life is great, but it’s even better because I share it with him.”

She took him to the Packers game in Wisconsin as a birthday gift; she believes a gift should be a memory over materials.

The couple resides in their new house in Charleston, South Carolina, where they moved in November 2022. On November 28, 2023, she took to Instagram to share their first anniversary of moving to their new home.

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Bryon Is Not Her Only Disclosed Boyfriend

Before Bryon Smith, she was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Nassir. He even appeared in her show Delicious Miss Brown during episode 4 of Season 2 in 2020. They had a double-date dinner with their friends, Yolanda and Eugene.

However, the two later parted ways without disclosing any reason for their break up.

Do Brown And Smith Have Wedding Plans?

So far, Kardea and her fiance Bryon have yet to comment on the exact date of their wedding, but they are reportedly tying the knot somewhere in 2024.

On December 31, 2023, a year after her engagement, Brown had a bridal shower showcased on Food Network at noon (EST). As reported, the bridal shower brunch from her family and friends included mini salmon BLTs and chocolate coconut nests.

Do They Share A Child?

No, Brown doesn’t have a kid with Smith. However, they are dog parents and have a golden doodle named Rhu, who turned two in December 2023.

Kardea Brown’s Happy Start Of 2023 With Engagement

On New Year’s Day of 2023, the Delicious Miss Brown host announced her engagement via Instagram. She shared a video as they were in a New Year celebration when her boyfriend-turned-fiance Bryon went down on one knee to propose to her.

She burst out in tears of happiness before nodding a “yes” with Smith putting a ring on her. Brown captioned the video, “And this is how I brought the New Year in… Cousins, I’M GETTING MARRIED!!!!! The best night of my life.”

Kardea Brown In Tears After Her Boyfriend Bryon Proposed To Her
Kardea Brown In Tears After Her Boyfriend Bryon Proposed To Her (Source: Instagram)

At the end of the video, Kardea featured her engagement ring, a pear-shaped halo diamond in the center with smaller stones on the edges.

Who Is Brown’s Boyfriend (Fiance) Bryon Smith? Nationality And Ethnicity

Kardea’s husband-to-be, Bryon, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and an American national from a black ethnic background. According to his LinkedIn profile, Smith formerly worked as a customer success lead at Comcast for five years, from May 2015 to February 2023.

From 2011 to 2014, he was a customer service representative at AVIS. Throughout 2014, he also worked at PepsiCo (as a merchandiser) and State Farm (as an administrative assistant).

Brown's Fiancee Bryon Smith
Brown’s Fiancee Bryon Smith (Source: Facebook)

His work profile also included his experience in:

  • Gwinnett County Park & Recreation (2007-10)- As CSR Supervisor
  • Office Depot Distribution Center (2005-06)- As Stock Associate

Bryon, the 2005 Mill Creek High School graduate, attended Georgia State University Perimeter College. He graduated with a Business Administration/Sports Management degree in 2008.


What Is Bryon Smith’s Age and Height?

Bryon Smith, the spouse of celebrity chef Kardea Brown, was born on October 7, 1986. Currently, he is 37 years old. In October 2023, Brown shared an Instagram post from her fiance’s 37th birthday celebration and wrote, “Happy Birthday to my soon-to-be husband Bryon.”

Comparatively, he is a year older than his sweetheart Brown, born on November 16, 1987, who is 36 now.

Smith, with black braided hair and brown eyes, is 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 m) tall, while his chef soon-to-be wife, Kardea, has a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m).

Height in feet and inches 5 feet 10 inches
Height in cm177 cm
Height in m1.77 m
Weight in kgN/A
Weight in poundsN/A
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorBrown

Bryon Smith Lost His Father: Parents And Siblings

Smith grew up in an American-African household with his loveable parents and siblings. He grew up with his two brothers. Smith is a family guy and remains close to his family.

According to his Facebook post from September 2017, his father has passed away. He often shares pictures of his mother on his social media.

Kardea Brown’s Father Was Absent From Her Life: More On Family

On her social media, Kardea often posts pictures of her mother, Pat Green, and siblings, but no pictures of her dad are displayed. She was born to a family with Gullah/Geechee ancestry.

In June 2016, on Father’s Day, she mentioned in her Facebook post that her dad was absent during her formative days. She wrote, “And Happy Father’s Day to my father even though he did not play a significant role in my life.”

Brown is super close with her mom, Pat, a Brooklyn native interior designer and an avid collector of African Masks.

Kardea Brown With Her Mother Pat Green
Kardea Brown With Her Mother Pat Green (Source: Facebook)

The celebrity chef’s older brother, Kendrick Wright, is a firefighter at Boeing Fire Department. Formerly, he worked at the North Charleston Fire Department from 2013 to 2021.

He lives with his wife, Sasha Wright, in North Charleston, South Carolina. Together, the duo shares two sons.

Brown’s younger brother, Jerquan, who goes by ThaDon Quan, lives with his wife, Beaunca Wright. They married in July 2022.

Net Worth Of Kardea And Her Husband, Bryon Smith

Even if the exact amount of Bryon’s fortune is not out, he has an estimated net worth of $200K. As mentioned above, his earnings from his career are from his corporate job.

On the other, his chef and food show host spouse, Kardea Brown, owns around $1 million.

Brown, a 2011 graduate of Oglethorpe University with a degree in Psychology (Sociology), worked in social services until 2014.

Her passion for cooking led her to audition for Food Network, where she got remarks about improving her cooking skills.

So, in 2015, she founded New Gullah Supper Club, a pop-up traveling supper club. In 2017, she went on to compete in the cooking competition show Beat Bobby Flay and got an offer to host Food Network’s Cupcake Championship.

Then, in 2019, she got her show on Food Network named Delicious Miss Brown. It ran for three seasons between 2019 and 2020. Moreover, as a part of her 2021 exclusive contract with the channel, she became a host of The Great Soul Food Cook-Off.

In October 2022, she released her first cookbook, The Way Home. The celebrity chef is now an Instagram influencer with over 335K followers.

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