Giada de Laurentiis’ Husband, Todd Thompson Announces their splits. Announces their divorce on Facebook
Giada De Laurentiis‘ marriage is now officially over and she is a single lady now.
Giada’s Facebook post
The Food Network star and her fashion designer husband, Todd Thompson, have split up after 11 years of marriage. De Laurentiis revealed on Facebook this evening that they did not arrive at that decision in impatience.
“After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage. Although our decision to separate comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family’s happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet always connected paths.”
Says Divorce Brought On ‘Sadness And Self-Doubt’
Giada De Laurentiis said her recent divorce and the hard year that followed gave her a new appreciation for cooking.
She shared her split from husband Todd Thompson brought about ‘huge change’ for her and daughter Jade Marie. She said while promoting her latest cookbook,
“It brought sadness and self-doubt. I found myself revisiting why I ever got into cooking,”
The celebrity chef said that ultimately,
“cooking was a way for me to find myself again, find a comfort zone and shut out the noise of the world.”
Giada de Laurentiis’ husband and daughter
De Laurentiis met her ex-husband when she was in college and the two married in 2003. They welcomed daughter Jade in 2008. The couple announced their separation on Facebook last December, with De Laurentiis telling fans,
“Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything.”
Late last month, the Emmy Award-winning Food Network star shared a sweet photo of the family enjoying a day at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.
The divorce will share joint custody of daughter Jade Marie. De Laurentiis will pay her ex $9,000 a month in child support.
Thompson, a fashion designer, gets the house in Pacific Palisades, California worth $3.2 million. De Laurentiis must give him 50 percent of all netbook royalties for books she published during their marriage and 50 percent of the unpaid advances to several cookbooks that she has in the works that are more than $5 million. Neither of them has been ordered to pay conjugal support.
The former couple is also dividing up various bank accounts worth more than $2 million.
The Food Network star announced their split on Facebook in December, writing,
“Although our decision to separate comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family’s happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet always connected paths. Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything.”
Update on the relationship status of Giada De Laurentiis
After her split from Todd, Giada is now romantically involved with Shane Farley who is a TV producer.
Short Bios on Giada De Laurentiis, Todd Thompson
Giada De Laurentiis is a chef, writer, television personality, and the host. He was born in Italy but working as an American chef of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. She is a popular face on NBC’s Today as she appears as a contributor as well as a guest there quite regularly. She is a winner of the Daytime Emmy Award. Her full name is Giada Pamela De Laurentiis. Her nickname is Giada. More Bio...
Todd Thompson is an American clothing designer and reality TV star. He is mostly known as the former husband of the famous Italian-born American chef, writer, and television personality, Giada De Laurentiis. Thompson currently works as a clothing designer for Anthropologie and many other brands. He is also famous for appearing on her ex-wife’s show, Giada at Home. More Bio…