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Lee Pridgen Bio, Great Chocolate Showdown, Age, Married

Meet Lee Pridgen, one of the 10 bakers appearing on the 5th season of CW’s The Great Chocolate Showdown

“In order to survive the competition from week to week and avoid elimination, the chocoholic dessert-makers must dazzle our panel of world-renowned chocolatiers and food expert judges with their delicious, inventive creations,” read CW’s press about Great Chocolate Showdown.

The press continued, “To progress in the competition and avoid elimination, these dessert enthusiasts must captivate our esteemed panel of renowned chocolatiers and expert judges with their mouthwatering and innovative creations.”

Temper Chocolate & Pasty owner Steve Judges, Food Network Personality Anna Olson, and TV personality Cynthia Stroud were the judges for Season 4.

Here, we discuss Lee’s age, marital status, as well as her career.

Lee Pridgen On Great Chocolate Showdown

In late-July 2023, Lee shared the good news. Announcing her participation via Instagram, she wrote, “I have held this little secret for about a year now but you can catch me and 10 other home bakers on the CW August 5th at 8 pm to compete for $50,000!! This is one you don’t wanna miss I was sweating bullets lol”

In the days leading to the season premiere, Lee made several posts on Instagram promoting the show.

Finally, on the day of the premiere, Lee took to Facebook and wrote, “Today is the day!!!!! Tune in tonight on the CW at 8 pm or the CW app tomorrow and watch me compete for the Title”

Lee Pridgen Age

1989 is Lee Pridgen’s birth year. Thus, in 2023, he reached 34 years of age.

Lee Pridgen Family

Lee Pridgen is the daughter of Curtis and Cynthia Pridgen.

As of this writing in Aug 2023, Curtis and Cynthia are 60 and 54 years old respectively.

They have been together for more than 30 years. Congratulating them on their love life in 2020, Lee wrote, “They’ve been married for over 3 decades the love and loyalty and the bond is out of this world. Some of y’all pray to have what they have. I even pray to have what they have lol. Love my parents here’s to another beautiful year.”

Curtis and Cynthia are residents of Rosedale, MD. The latter is the Provider/Owner at Pridgen Garden of angels learning academy.

Curtis is the son of Mary Pridgen. Moreover, he has a sister named Marilyn Hills.

Moving away from her parents and onto her siblings — Lee reportedly has 2 sisters. Portea Pridgen, the oldest of the three, turned 35 in 2023. Meanwhile, as of Aug 2023, the youngest, Asia Pridgen was 27 years old.

Asia currently works as the Global Compliance Officer Account Manager for the United States Department of Defense. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Strayer University.

Portea, on the other hand, is a beauty salon owner. What’s more, she married Reggie Frazier in 2016, according to this registry on

Is Lee Pridgen Married?

No, Lee Pridgen isn’t a married woman. Even her Facebook listed her Facebook as single in 2023.

That said, Lee is a mother to a beautiful daughter, Devyn. The mother-daughter even shares the same smile.

Devyn, like her mother, loves baking. At 11 years old, she operates and owns @buttonsbakery2.

Lee’s daughter, Devyn has appeared several times on her Facebook. The same isn’t true about Lee’s baby father.

Lee Pridgen Career

At just 18 years old, Lee Pridgen started her baking career. She is now the owner of iBake The Bakery. Stationed in Baltimore, Maryland, iBake The Bakery offers taste buds singing with a medley of flavors. On its website, iBake The Bakery writes, “If you have a sweet tooth, iBake is the place to be.”

The Bakery specializes in custom cakes, wedding cakes, and chocolate treats. Its mission is to create the freshest and finest quality cakes and treats.

A creative self-taught baker, Lee makes everything with love, so rest assured that our products come from the heart.

Lee, per her website, always had a passion for baking but never pursued it because she didn’t have the time. When COVID-19 hit and the world shut down, she had all the time to practice baking. She also knew that it was finally a chance to start her own bakery. Admittedly, Lee wanted to establish a black-owned business that catered to all kinds of people.

In 2022, Lee experienced her first bridal expo. Summarizing her experience in an Instagram post, she shared, “My first bridal expo!!!! Nothing short of amazing I met about 500 soon-to-be brides 🤭 it was a beautiful experience! Thank you to all my supporters that showed up just to support me!! Let’s do it all again next year!! 😂”

Also in 2022, Lee provided aid to Dundalk High School in the field day activities.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Lee Pridgen Birthday?

Moreover, Lee celebrates her birthday in January every year.

Did You Know: Her full name is Ashlee Pridgen.

  • Where Is Lee Pridgen From?

Baltimore, Maryland is Lee’s hometown. The city is also her current place of residence.

  • Is Lee Pridgen On Instagram And Facebook?

Yes. Lee has profiles on both Instagram @ibake.the.bakery and Facebook “Ashlee Pridgen.”

Lee has also ventured into TikTok @ibakethebakery.

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