Giada De Laurentiis and John Mayer Cheating Rumor Is Old, Totally False

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Giada De Laurentiis John Mayer

By Daniel Gates

Giada De Laurentiis John Mayer

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RadarOnline is attempting to capitalize on Giada De Laurentiis’ divorce by regurgitating a years-old, long-since debunked rumor linking her to John Mayer. Here’s the headline: “Was John Mayer The Reason For Giada De Laurentiis’ Divorce? Cheating Allegations Exposed.” You might think there’d be new information in light of the Food Network star’s split from husband Todd Thompson. You’d be wrong.

Referring to the couple’s divorce announcement, the outlet writes, “Though the couple’s filings offered little clue as to the reason for the split, has learned that there have been cracks in the marriage for years. In fact, according to one previous report, De Laurentiis cheated on her husband back in 2010 — with singer John Mayer!”

But RadarOnline actually “learned” this more than four years ago, when sister publication Star made the De Laurentiis-Mayer allegations in a story Gossip Cop debunked at the time. Star said the two supposedly got cozy after their paths crossed at the Boom Boom Room in New York and then “shared steamy nights” together. There was zero evidence, and a rep for De Laurentiis told Gossip Cop, “It is a shame a media outlet such as Star needs to rely on disgraceful lies and hide behind false anonymous ‘sources’ in order to entertain their readers.”

We were told that the entire story about De Laurentiis and Mayer later meeting up at Hotel Gansevoort was fabricated, because she wasn’t even there. “To be clear, they are not friends and cannot even go so far as to call John Mayer an acquaintance,” the spokesperson told us, reiterating, “There is not a sliver of truth” to the story.

Four years passed. There were no new reports linking De Laurentiis to Mayer. They were never spotted together. No eyewitnesses claimed there was suspicious behavior. Nothing. But as soon as De Laurentiis revealed that she was getting divorced, RadarOnline raced back to the Mayer rumor and tried to make it seem like it was a new or interesting story. The only thing the webloid “exposed” here is its lack of original reporting.

RadarOnline has botched this kind of thing before. Back in 2012, the webloid tried to make it seem like Mayer was attempting to steal Jennifer Lawrence from Nicholas Hoult, a situation that never materialized. We understand the motivation behind outlets sensationalizing De Laurentiis’ split, but passing off an unreliable tabloid’s years-old failure as some kind of news story is pretty desperate.

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