Giada De Laurentiis is an American Television personality. She is also a chef and writer. She hosts an American Television Food Network show ‘Giada at Home’. She is the founder of GDL Foods, her catering business. She is also the guest co-host for the U.S.TV program Today.
Giada De Laurentiis is married to Todd Thompson. Todd Thompson is a fashion designer. Giada married to Todd in the year 2003. She was married on date May 25, 2003. Giada has a child, Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson born on March 29, 2008.
Later, Giada separated with her husband Todd. The couple got divorced. Divorce was finalized on September 3, 2015. Giada confirmed her divorce through social media site Facebook on 30 December 2014. She states:
“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. 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.”
Giada was born on August 22, 1970, in Rome, Italy. Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is her birth name. Giada was born to parents Veronica De Laurentiis and Alex De Benedetti. Veronica De Laurentiis is an actress and her husband Alex De Benedetti is an actor-producer. Her maternal grandfather Dino De Laurentiis is a film producer. She has a sister Eloisa, and brother Igor and Dino Alexander. Her sister Eloisa is a makeup artist and her brother Dino was a Hollywood film editor. Later in 2003, Dino died of melanoma.
She often spent her time at her grandfather’s restaurant, DDL Foodshow during her childhood. Giada moved to Southern California with her siblings after her parent’s divorce. She has dual nationality, American and Italian. She holds an Italian ethnicity. Further, there are no details regarding her childhood.
Giada completed her high school education from Marymount High School in Los Angeles. After her high school, she enrolled the University of California, Los Angeles. She graduated with a bachelor degree in social anthropology from the university in 1996.
Giada studied at Le Cordon Bleu for becoming a pastry chef. Giada started her career as a professional chef. she worked for several restaurants in Los Angeles. Later she worked as a food stylist. In 2012, as a food stylist, she wrote an article about her family’s Sunday meal traditions for Food & Wine Magazine.
Giada hosted ‘Everyday Italian’, a half-hour cooking show in 2003. In October 2006, she hosted the show ‘Behind the Bash’. In January 2007, Giada debuted a new show ‘Giada’s Weekend Gateways’. In 2007, Giada appeared as a presenter at the inaugural Food Network Awards. She made appearances as a guest judge on ‘Next Food Network Star’. In 2008 she premiered the Television show ‘Giada at Home’. In 2009, she voiced the character of “Paulette” for the animated children show ‘Handy Manny’.Giada opened her restaurant, GIADA in July 2014. The restaurant was situated inside ‘The Cromwell’ in Las Vegas, Nevada.She voiced the character of Gelata for ‘Pixie Hollow Bake Off’, US version of the Tinker Bell Special in 2014.
In 2008, Giada won ‘Daytime Emmy Awards’ as an Outstanding Lifestyle Host for her work on Everyday Italian. Similarly, she was nominated for ‘Daytime Emmy Awards’ in 2010 for her work on ‘Giada at Home’. Giada won ‘Gracie Awards’ in 2012 for Giada at Home.
Giada has an estimated net worth of $ 20 million. She hasn’t disclosed anything about her salary so there is no information regarding Giada’s salary.
Giada De Laurentiis become a part of rumors when she divorced her husband Todd Thompson. Giada was linked with Bobby Flay after her divorce. There were rumors regarding the relationship of 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 their relationship. Also, She was rumored to be dating American talk show host Matt Lauer in the past.
Born: August 22, 1970
Birthplace:Rome, Lazio, Italy
Height:5 ft 2 ins (160 cm)
Weight:114 lbs (52 kg)