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Nelly Riggio: Early Life, Boyfriend & Net Worth

The Australian Chef, Ornella Nelly Riggio (Nelly Riggio), emerged from My Kitchen Rules. Before that, Nelly was an unknown name.

Nelly Riggio was a contestant in My Kitchen Rules. Not only that, but she also appeared in the show as a host.

In addition, Nelly was one of the loveable contestants in the show, and her recipes won the heart of many who were following My Kitchen Rules. Consequently, Nelly rose to fame.

Nelly Riggio, we also can say a cuisine star, debuted in the show in the seventh season, and soon after that, people started considering her as a professional chef.

Nelly-Riggio is a chef.
Nelly-Riggio is a chef. (Image Source: Heightzone)

Nelly did the chef course in Australia. After mastering the cuisine-making course, she shared her recipes with people and debuted in the famous cooking show.

Recently, she has not appeared in any show, but her appearance in My Kitchen Rule was remarkable, which made her gain many followers.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Nelly Riggio.

Full Name Ornella Nelly Riggio
Birth Date August 27, 1990
Birth Place Brisbane, Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Profession Chef
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity White
Hobbies Cooking
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
Education Not Available
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Ursula Riggio
Siblings None
Age 33 Years Old
Height Not available
Reach Not Available
Weight Not Known
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Type Fit
Associated With Adriano Zumbo’s patisserie
Awards None
Marital Status Not Married
Boy Friend Adriano Zumbo
Ex-Boy friend JB Huillet
Children None
Net Worth $5 million
Social Media Instagram
Last Update April, 2024

Age, Height, Weight, Nationality Ethnicity

As of 2021, Riggio is 31 years old. Nelly Riggio’s exact height is unknown, but her height seems to be between 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches compared to her boyfriend.

Nelly’s weight is also not known. Her nationality is Australian, while she is of white ethnicity.

Early Life

Ursula Riggio was the one to give birth to the Australian chef Nelly Riggio on August 27, 1990.

Nelly is the only child of her parents. Nelly always wanted to become a chef, so to make her dream come true, she joined the pastry school in Australia.

Riggio is one of those people who work hard to get the achievement they want. Finally, Nelly became what she wanted to be. Currently, Nelly is living a perfect life following her passion.

Boyfriend: Adriano Zumbo

Nelly Riggio is currently dating Adriano Zumbo, who is an Australian patissier and television presenter. He is a famous personality in Australia. He is also known as Willy Wonka.

Nelly-Reggio with her boyfriend Adriano.(Image Source :Glamourblizz)
Nelly Reggio with her boyfriend Adriano.(Image Source :Glamourblizz)

Adriano Zumbo is one of Australia’s most praised patissiers. However, he acquired significantly more fame by taking part in the first series of Masterchef Australia and creating the “Zumbo’s Just Desserts” series aired on Netflix.


Adriano is globally known for his signature macarons.

Adriano’s Profession, Career, and Net Worth

Zumbo intially started his career with baby steps. Before opening his first patisserie in Balmain, Zumbo used to supply homemade muffins, brownies, banana bread to the local restaurants and cafes in Australia.

It was from the cooking show called Masterchef, Adriano came into sight.

As of 2017, he had around ten patisseries in Melbourne and Sydney, Ѕоmе оf hіѕ раtіѕѕеrіеѕ are Ваlmаіn, Руrmоnt, Rоzеllе, Сhаtѕwооd, Wаvеrlеу, аnd Меlbоurnе, іn аddіtіоn tо thе Quееn Vісtоrіа Вuіldіng іn Ѕуdnеу’ѕ СВD.

Besides his ‘MasterChef‘ stint, Adriano has Netflix show, ‘Zumbo’s Just Desserts.’

Moreover, he composed his book, named “Zumbo: Adriano Zumbo’s fantastical kitchen of other-common pleasures“. Apart from this, he is also associated with ‘Sugar Rush.’

But life is not always same; he had a huge amount of debt, around 10 million in debt; according to the report. So, he had to sell his properties to cover the debt, including the house in Balmain, costing about $1.7 million.

Despite the hardship that he faced, he already has gathered a net worth of $5 million.

How It All Began?

The star of My Kitchen Rules, Nelly was previously dating her co-star of MKR (My Kitchen Rules), JP Huillet. Before entering the show, they had already been in relation for five years.

After the MKR show, Nelly started to work with Adriano Zumbo. She joined his pastries company. Shortly after working with Adriano in the research and development group at Zumbo Patisserie, she began to date him.

Nelly Reggio with her boyfriend Adriano Zumbo
Nelly Riggio with her boyfriend, Adriano Zumbo.

She took her Instagram to confirm her relationship with Adriano leaving everyone shocked because she was in a serious relationship with her previous boyfriend.

Well, the duo is deeply in love with one another now, but things haven’t always been easy for these two lovebirds.

Both Nelly Adriano had to face the criticism; Nellie was blamed for cheating on her previous boyfriend; in the same way, Adriano was blamed for being a homewrecker.

But, Nelly confirmed that the things between her and JP Huillet were not going well. Whatever the reason for their break up, she has a wonderful life with Adriano.

The couple has even talked about beginning a family together, with Adriano recommends he wants to be a father of two children.

Ex-Boyfriend: JP Huillet

Nelly Riggio and her ex-boyfriend JP Huillet dated each other for a very long time before appearing to MKR.

Later, in the year 2016, both of them ended up their relationship. Aftre that, Nelly got attached to Adriano, but JP did not date anyone for almost a year after their breakup.

After a year of separation, JP finally began a new life with his

In 2017, JP found a source of joy and happiness with his wife, Lizzy Edwards.

Net Worth

Nelly has all been in the public eye, in some way, shape, or form, over the years, whether it’s on a television cooking show, through a series of cookbooks.

Well, she has figured out how to arrive at the majority and make her fortune. Being a chef, she has been able to gather the maximum amount of fortune to her wealth.

Nelly Reggio’s estimated net worth is approximately $1 million to $5 million. She is currently involved in her boyfriend’s business.

Nelly has piled up this amount of net worth by appearing on the cooking show.

Social Media

Nelly often uses Instagram. The Instagram profile of Nelly Riggio contains pictures of delicious food. She has around 20.5K followers on her Instagram.

Nelly Reggio posted with a baked pie, 2020 via Instagram.
Nelly Riggio posted with a baked pie, 2020 via Instagram.

When she creates food, the flavor comes first, but the presentation is almost equally essential. When we first opened e Nelly, we can see one of her main marketing tools mainly focused on taking great food photos.

Similarly, on her Instagram, we also can see a glimpse of his long-time boyfriend, Adriano Zumbo.


  • There is not a single piece of information about Nelly Reggio’s father.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Nelly Riggio married?

No, Nelly Riggio is not married. However, she has been in relation with her long-time boyfriend, Adriano Zumbo.

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