Giada De Laurentiis told Facebook she would be divorcing soon
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis announced on Facebook that she and her husband were splitting up.
After 11 years of marriage and several months of separation, Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis announced last night that she and her husband, Todd Thompson, would be divorcing.
The announcement was posted to De Laurentiis’ official Facebook page, where she wrote: “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.”
De Laurentiis and Thompson have been married since 2003, and the couple has a six-year-old daughter.
“Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything,” De Laurentiis’ announcement continued. “We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change.”
Giada De Laurentiis Partied With Bobby Flay Before Announcing SplitPeter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images
Different strokes for different folks!
The night before Giada De Laurentiis announced her divorce from husband Todd Thompson, she didn't wallow or have a low-key evening—she partied with chef Bobby Flay!
According to reports, the Food Network star was spotted at exclusive restaurant Cecconi's at Soho Beach House Miami with Flay. The Throwdown With Bobby Flay chef has been married to actress Stephanie March since 2005. The cooking duo arrived after attending a work event together, and De Laurentiis seemed to be "in good spirits" despite her impending news.
In such a good mood, the Giada at Home host toasted her co-worker with some wine.
"It looked like a friendly dinner," a source told Page Six. "Giada was super nice, but she definitely had a few drinks. She tripped over her feet on her way out of the restaurant, and Bobby let out a laugh."
Flay's rep told Page Six that the dinner was just "two colleagues and old friends had a quick dinner."
De Laurentiis announced her separation via Facebook Monday, but her husband filed for divorce the very next day. Their date of separation was listed as July 15 after 11 years and two months of marriage. They share a daughter, Jade, together.
"After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," De Laurentiis wrote on Facebook. "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 together," the restaurateur continued, "and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything. We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change."
Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis announces divorce from husband after 11 years of marriage
On Dec. 29, Giada De Laurentiis announced that she and her husband Todd Thompson are divorcing after 11 years of marriage.
The Food Network star took to Facebook to share the news. "After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," she posted. “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. We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change."
The couple welcomed Jade in May 2008
Giada, 44, and the fashion designer wed in May 2003. They have a 6-year-old daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson.
The celebrity chef has her own dump bucket by her side
Many cooking shows follow the same format. They see the chef cook up something delicious as they take us through each stage, step by step. They usually taste their food along the way and finish the entire show by eating a mouthful of their meal. That is unless your name is Giada De Laurentiis. It’s reported the chef actually has a dump bucket by her side throughout the entire thing.
An insider opened up about the alleged bucket in an interview with Page Six in 2014. They claim that whenever Giada has to eat or drink anything on set, she waits for the cameras to stop rolling before spitting it all out into a bucket. That’s when Giada is the one actually eating the food.
Giada become a part of rumors when she divorced her husband Todd Thompson. She was linked with Bobby Flay after her divorce. There were rumors regarding the relationship between Giada and Bobby. Also, there is news that both divorced their respective spouse to stay together.
Both Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis hasn’t confirmed the rumors about their relationship. So there is no official news relating to their relationship. Also, She was rumored to be dating American talk show host Matt Lauer in the past.
Giada De Laurentiis’ Stuffed Peppers and Zucchini Puts a Fresh Spin on a Comfort Food Classic
We’re always looking for easy and satisfying weeknight meal ideas, but some of our usuals are a little heavy. That’s why we turn to the pros. Giada De Laurentiis, author of Eat Better, Feel Better, always seems to have a few freshened-up comfort food recipes up her sleeve, and one in particular recently caught our eye. It’s her recipe for stuffed peppers, but these aren’t the soggy bell peppers stuffed with a leaden boulder of dry ground beef that you might be remembering from your childhood. Instead, De Laurentiis lightens things up with a few healthy swaps, and she adds some extra veggies to the mix for good measure.
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Right off the bat, this is different than the dish we remember from childhood. That’s because De Laurentiis stuffs not just bell peppers, but also zucchini. And, instead of sticking to boring green bell peppers, she says you can switch it up, opting for yellow, orange, or red bell peppers &ndash the choice is up to you. Between the rainbow of peppers and the zucchini, everyone in the family can choose the veggie vessel they like best.
De Laurentiis also freshens up the recipe by using ground turkey in the filling instead of ground beef. And there are no seasoning packets or canned condensed soups here. Instead, she seasons the ground turkey with a blend of onion, parsley, ketchup, garlic, salt, pepper, and grated Parmesan, then mixes in some eggs and breadcrumbs to help the mixture stay moist and hold together.
The key to making sure the filling mixture doesn’t become a dense, hard ball of meat is mixing it just until the ingredients are combined. It might still be a little lumpy, but that’s okay &ndash what you don’t want is a smooth, sticky paste.
Stuff your hollowed out peppers and zucchini boats with the turkey filling, then cover with marinara sauce and bake until tender, about 45 minutes. You can top them with a little cheese for the last 10 minutes of baking if you’d like &ndash mozzarella, Parmesan, or even feta would be delicious.
Dinner’s ready! You’ve got a meal with all of the hearty comfort of the traditional favorite, but with a lighter, more vibrant flavor thanks to the use of extra veggies and swapping beef for turkey. The leftovers are great, too &ndash you can even chop them up to make sloppy joes or burritos, or toss with pasta and more marinara sauce for another cozy Italian-inspired meal.
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Watch: How to Make Giada De Laurentiis’ Stuffed Lasagna Rolls
Every chef has their signature recipes, and it’s no doubt that Giada’s are all Italian classics.
From simple bolognese to chicken piccata, Giada’s most popular recipes tend to be easy-to-make classic Italian dishes – and there’s no question as to why! These are the keeper recipes that we all make on repeat constantly for our families. They’re the ones that we can rely on time and time again to serve up to even the most discerning company. They’re the back-pocket classics we know and love… who doesn’t love the hits?!
Something we love about these recipes is how accessible they make Italian food for everyone. These recipes are all simple, straightforward and doable – even the infamous Sartu Di Riso can be conquered by anyone who has the patience for it. These recipes are all either inspired by Giada’s childhood in Italy, or dishes that her family made for her when she was young. Many of our readers are longtime fans of Giada and have worked their way through their fair share of these dishes, but if you’re new here… this is the perfect place to begin and get familiar with Italian food!
Among all of Giada’s most popular recipes, which ones are your favorites that you turn to time and time again? Let us know below in the comments!
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Published: 15:09 BST, 22 February 2019 | Updated: 16:14 BST, 22 February 2019
She'll soon share her skills in the kitchen with demonstrations at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival.
But Giada de Laurentiis showed a little more than she bargained for wearing a plunging blue swimsuit during a quick swim with her family in Miami, Florida.
The 48-year-old Food Network star jumped into the ocean to cool off before a wave caught her bathing suit and revealed an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.
Fit! Giada de Laurentiis showed a little more than she bargained for wearing a plunging blue swimsuit during a quick swim with her family in Miami, Florida
The famed cookbook author was quick to fix the issue as she waded in the water and onto shore.
3. Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
Many of us cook to avoid eating fast food. I think we can all attest that fast food makes us feel tired and sluggish. In this cookbook, Giada shares recipes that will fill you up with the energy you need. Many of the recipes are gluten-free and vegan. If you're new to cooking and want to be conscious of what you're eating, this is a great starter cookbook.
Both parents put their daughter Jade first
Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson could have split for a multitude of different reasons, but one thing is very clear about their lives now: Jade comes first. As of this writing, De Laurentiis has been with Shane Farley for over four years, but she spends Valentine's Day with Jade. In 2020, they had the 12-year-old's favorite meal — breakfast for dinner. "I try to do it more on special occasions otherwise she'd want it every single night," De Laurentiis told People.
Putting their daughter first also means coming together for important moments in her life. Most recently, De Laurentis shared a picture posing with Jade and Thompson for Jade's graduation. The caption read, "Happy Graduation Jadey."
While it's true that De Laurentiis may have made some enemies on her way to stardom, the chef is grateful to have a good relationship with her ex, because it gives her daughter stability. It really does take a village to raise a kid. "I think you have to ask for help whenever possible and I do," she told People in 2017. "[Thompson] is pretty good at juggling so I think you just need to be okay with asking for help because you're going to need it."