Giada De Laurentiis Has A Perfect Boyfriend After A Divorce With Husband Of Two Decades
- Date of Birth Aug 22, 1970
- Age 51 Years, 8 Months
- Nationality American
- Profession Chef
- Career 2002-present
- Relationship Status Single
- Ex-Husband Todd Thompson
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Wedding Date 25 May 2003
- Dating/Affair No
- Ex-Boyfriend Shane Farley (2015)
- Net Worth $20 Million (Estimated)
- Ethnicity/Race American-Italian
- Father Alex De Benedetti
- Mother Veronica De Laurentiis
- Sister/s Eloisa De Laurentiis
- Brother/s Dino A. De Laurentiis Jr. & Igor De Laurentiis
- High School Marymount High School
- College University of California, Los Angeles
- Height/ How Tall? 5' 3" (1.6 m)
- Weight 52 Kgs
- Feet (Shoe) Size 6 (US)
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Hazel
- Body Measurements 35-24-34 inches (89-61-86 cm)
- Official Site http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/
- Lesbian No
- Daughter/s Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson
Giada De Laurentiis is happily dating her long-time partner Shane Farley. The relationship only came to existence after she went through a high profile divorce with her husband of two decades, Todd Thompson.
Read on to know more about her married life, divorce, and current relationship with her partner!
Laurentiis Separated with Husband in Amicable Terms
Laurentiis married her longtime boyfriend, a fashion designer by profession, Todd Thompson, in May 2003. They tied the knots through an Italian wedding ceremony. Five years after, in March 2008, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson.
But, 25 years of togetherness and the presence of a daughter couldn't save their marriage from crumbling down. They started living separately in July 2014 and filed a divorce petition in December 2014. The Italian-American chef even announced the divorce through her Facebook on December 30, 2014, and stated that the separation was an amicable decision.
The divorce settlement was one of the most expensive at the time, with her husband receiving $2 million and $9,000 a month for child support.
She Found Love Again
A year and a half from her divorce, in 2013, the foodie diva met the television producer Shane Farley. She was to collaborate with him to produce a talk show. Due to that, her relationship with Farley was strictly professional at first. However, the frequent meetings sprouted a feeling between her and her partner, and the two began dating at the end of 2015.
For Laurentiis, the relationship gave her a new lease on life. After spending close to a quarter of a century with Thompson, she "felt like a kid again" to have a fresh start again.
Walking Down Beach: Giada De Laurentiis with daughter Jade and boyfriend Shane Farley in 2018 (Photo: PEOPLE)
Their relationship got fortified by their communal love for Italian food and the approval from Laurentiis' daughter, Jade. Jade can be seen spending quality time with Laurentiis and Farley.
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COVID's Quarantine Strengthened Her Bond with Boyfriend
While the pandemic hit hard on everyone's life, it helped people get back with family and reconnect with loved ones. It was the same scenario for Laurentiis. She used the quarantine time to spend her time with her boyfriend Farley in California. Moreover, she shot her latest show, Giada At Home 2.0, with help from Farley in the camera work.
While talking to the PEOPLE in 2020 about her quarantine, she said that she never had a chance to spend such a long time with her partner before. The Food Network star then stated that the quarantine had made her bond with her boyfriend stronger.
I think it's made us stronger. Truly. I think that's what happens sometimes in these things. You either become stronger or you start to say like, 'Ah, I can't do this.' So it's been fun.
Moreover, she mentioned her daughter and said that the quarantine helped her know her daughter on a deeper level.
Laurentiis Looked Back at More Simples Times
On 8 November 2018, Giada shared a beautiful throwback from her life as a mom with daughter Jade. The picture showed Giada embracing a navy tracksuit while feeding her daughter a bottle.
Beautiful Moment Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Giada posts an old picture of her bottle-feeding her daughter on Instagram. (Photo: Giada De Laurentiis' Instagram)
She covered the caption with her disbelief at the fact that her daughter was so small. She wrote, '#tbt hard to believe she was ever this small. #mommymoments #mygirl.'
Jade, on the other hand, has not only grown up to look like her mother, but she has also taken after her in cooking as well. In fact, the chef opened up to PEOPLE in March 2018 about how her daughter loved to fiddle with kitchen stuff,
I bought Jade a little purple ceramic knife and she just loves it. She's like 'What can I chop? What can I cut?' It makes her excited about what she's going to make, and then she's more apt to actually try new things and eat her dinner.
Laurentiis' Journey To Fame
The face of Food Network, Laurentiis, presents various shows on the channel. Apart from hosting the Giada at Home, she also is a frequent guest co-host on NBC's Today.
Kitchen Love: Giada De Laurentiis with Rachael Ray on show Giada's Italy on April 13, 2018 (Photo: Giada De Laurentiis' Instagram)
As a child, she found herself going to the kitchen frequently. Her grandfather owned a restaurant, and she made numerous visits to the restaurant, which led her to dream of owning a restaurant. After studying at Le Cordon bleu, she aimed to be a pastry chef.
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However, she returned to the states and became a professional chef working at numerous high profile eateries. Her TV journey started in 2003 after she hosted the Food Network's show Everyday Italian.
After that, she has hosted Behind the Bash and Giada's Weekend Getaways with the network. She also hosted the 2007 Food network Awards and appeared as a judge on various cooking shows.
Apart from a career in TV, Laurentiis' business interest expands to restaurants. She owns two restaurants, Giada opened in 2014 at the Cromwell, and Pronto by Giada at the Caesars Palace, which opened doors for the customers in February 2018.
Her TV career has become one of the most recognized celebrity chefs and considerable net worth. The TV personality/ businesswomen, through her business ventures, have earned a whopping net worth of $20 million.
A Look at Her Bio
Chef Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970, in an Italian family whose roots ran deep into Hollywood. She is the eldest daughter of Veronica De Laurentiis and her first husband, actor/producer, Alex De Benedetti. Her maternal grandfather and grandmother were also Italian actors.
As a child, she was reluctant to pursue her family traditions of being in front of the camera and labeled herself as a camera-shy person. However, as fate would have it, Giada continued the family's legacy, albeit not acting but fronting up the camera.