Kelly Rizzo is the widow of Bob Saget, who died at age 65 on January 9, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. TMZ was the first to report the news, which was later confirmed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
“Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case. #BobSaget,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted on January 9, 2022.
Rizzo and Saget had been married since 2018.
Here’s what you need to know about her:
1. Rizzo Has a Streaming Series Called ‘Eat Travel Rock’
Rizzo is the brains behind the lifestyle website “Eat Travel Rock.” According to her bio, she is the host of “Eat Travel Rock TV,” in which she “goes behind the scenes and off the cuff with master chefs, rockstars, and other creative industry heavyweights while traveling the world.”
She began the show in 2014 and in 2017 “was named ‘Travel Queen’ by Modern Luxury’s Michigan Avenue Magazine for her jet-setting career,” according to her bio. In 2018, “Eat Travel Rock TV” won a “Best Influencer Program” award from the Public Relations Society of America for episodes filmed for Virginia Tourism, the “Eat Travel Rock TV” website says.
Rizzo has been featured as a travel and lifestyle expert on EXTRA, ABC, Bravo & VH1, as well as with local broadcasters, her website says. On Instagram, she has 162,000 followers.
Rizzo’s Instagram adoringly reads, “Wifey to @bobsaget.”
2. Saget & Rizzo Married in 2018 After Meeting in 2015
Saget announced his engagement on Instagram in November 2017 with a characteristically humorous post. The photo, featuring Rizzo and Saget holding hands and two friends standing behind them, is captioned in part, “In case you’re wondering, we were celebrating our engagement— and I know George and I will be very happy together.”
Rizzo announced the engagement herself on the same day, writing, “Who needs pearls??? Enjoying my favorite food with my new favorite accessory.”
In May 2018, Closer Weekly reported that Saget and Rizzo had gotten engaged, noting that “Full House” co-star John Stamos had also gotten engaged just before Saget, announcing the news on Instagram in October 2017.
Saget and Rizzo wed in 2018, and after that, Saget turned into a self-professed “Danny Tanner.”
The travel blogger moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to be closer to Saget, per NBC Chicago. The outlet quoted Rizzo as telling Michigan Avenue magazine, “I don’t really see him as Danny Tanner. To me he’s just Bobby, my love.”
3. Rizzo Is Saget’s Second Wife
Prior to marrying Rizzo, Saget was married to Sherri Kramer from 1982 to 1997. Together, the couple had three children — Aubrey, Lara Melanie and Jennifer Belle.
In January 2016, Saget told People of his daughters, “They are the light of my life. I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. [They are] very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful.”
According to Celeb Suburb, Kramer studied law at the University of Pennsylvania and passed the bar exam in 1981. She subsequently became an attorney. According to IMDb, Kramer was the co-writer behind the 1990 TV movie “Bob Saget: In the Dream State.”
Kramer and Saget started dating in high school, according to Celeb Suburb, at the age of 17.
Saget’s sister Andrea died of an aneurysm at age 34, and his sister Gay died at 47 of scleroderma, according to CBS News.
4. She Is 23 Years Younger Than Saget
According to Closer Weekly in May 2018, Saget was then 61 and Rizzo 38.
Saget was open about his feelings after his divorce and even revealed to Closer that he never thought he’d find love again. “I didn’t think I’d have a relationship again,” he said. “I was kind of in that ‘just work, make people happy and take care of your kids until they’re 90’ mindset.”
He told Closer that his daughters were huge fans of Rizzo. “My daughters love her! She’s a remarkable person, and she’s really talented. She’s got her own website and streaming series called ‘Eat Travel Rock.'”
5. They Met Through Direct Messages on Instagram
She said Saget reached out to someone he knew in Chicago asking, “Hey, you know this Kelly Rizzo girl? Is she a b****?” The friend did know Rizzo and told Saget she was nice, she said. Saget then sent her a message saying, “Hey, want to come to a show of mine and then go out for some burgers and lobsters?”
“And then I was like, okay, we can be friends,” she said. “And then I was like oh no I kinda like him. And then we got married.”
“And now it’s been five years,” she said. “And yes, our house is very clean.”