Giada De Laurentiis And Todd Thompson Divorcing After 11 Years — STATEMENT
Giada De Laurentiis is getting divorced after more than 11 years of marriage. The Food Network star announced the news in a Facebook post on Monday night, revealing that she and her fashion designer husband Todd Thompson have already been separated for nearly six months.
“After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage,” wrote De Laurentiis. “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.”
The celebrity chef continued, “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.”
De Laurentiis and Thompson wed in 2003. They welcomed Jade, their only child, in 2008. Back in 2010, Gossip Cop corrected a wrong tabloid story that falsely claimed she was having a fling with John Mayer. Last year, De Laurentiis infamously sliced her finger while filming Food Network’s live Thanksgiving special.