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Giada De Laurentiis Has Found The Perfect Boyfriend Following Her Divorce From Her Husband Of Two Decades

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis is happily married to her long-term boyfriend Shane Farley. The relationship began after she divorced her husband of two decades, Todd Thompson, in a high-profile divorce.
Continue reading to learn more about her marriage, divorce, and current relationship with her partner!

Laurentiis and her husband divorced amicably.

Laurentiis married her longtime boyfriend, Todd Thompson, a fashion designer by trade, in May 2003. They exchanged vows during an Italian wedding ceremony. Five years later, in March 2008, the couple gave birth to their first child, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson. But 25 years of marriage and the presence of a daughter couldn’t keep their marriage from falling apart. They began living apart in July 2014 and filed for divorce in December 2014. On December 30, 2014, the Italian-American chef announced her divorce on Facebook, claiming that it was a mutual decision.
Her husband received $2 million in divorce settlement and $9,000 per month in child support, making her divorce one of the most expensive at the time.

She found love once more.

In 2013, a year and a half after her divorce, the foodie diva met television producer Shane Farley. She was to work with him to create a talk show. As a result, her relationship with Farley was initially strictly professional. The frequent meetings, however, sparked a romantic relationship between her and her partner, and the two began dating at the end of 2015. The relationship gave Laurentiis a new lease on life. After nearly a quarter-century with Thompson, she “felt like a kid again” to have a fresh start.

Her bond with her boyfriend was strengthened by COVID’s quarantine.

While the pandemic had a negative impact on everyone’s life, it did help people reconnect with family and loved ones. Laurentiis was in the same situation. She used her quarantine time to visit her boyfriend Farley in California. Furthermore, Farley assisted her in the camera work for her most recent show, Giada At Home 2.0. She told the PEOPLE in 2020 about her quarantine that she had never had the opportunity to spend so much time with her partner before. The Food Network star went on to say that the quarantine had strengthened her bond with her boyfriend.
Laurentiis Reflected on More Simple Times Giada shared a beautiful throwback from her life as a mom with daughter Jade on November 8, 2018. Giada was wearing a navy tracksuit while feeding her daughter a bottle in the photo. She covered the caption with her disbelief at her daughter’s small size. ‘#tbt hard to believe she was ever this small. #mommymoments #mygirl,’ she wrote.

Giada De Laurentiis: Rise to Fame

Laurentiis, the Food Network’s face, hosts a variety of shows on the network. In addition to hosting Giada at Home, she is a regular guest co-host on NBC’s Today. She did, however, return to the United States and work as a professional chef at a number of high-profile restaurants. Her television career began in 2003, when she hosted the Food Network show Everyday Italian.

Following that, she hosted the network’s Behind the Bash and Giada’s Weekend Getaways. She also served as a judge on several cooking shows and hosted the 2007 Food Network Awards. Laurentiis’ business interests extend beyond a career in television to restaurants. She owns two restaurants: Giada, which opened in 2014 at the Cromwell, and Pronto by Giada, which opened in February 2018 at Caesars Palace.
Her television career has elevated her to the status of one of the most well-known celebrity chefs, with a sizable net worth. Through her business ventures, the TV personality/businesswoman has amassed a whopping net worth of $20 million.

Giada De Laurentiis : Look at Her Biography

Chef Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970, into an Italian family with deep Hollywood roots. She is Veronica De Laurentiis’s eldest child with her first husband, actor/producer Alex De Benedetti. Her maternal grandfather and grandmother were both actors from Italy. As a child, she was hesitant to follow in her family’s tradition of being in front of the camera, and she labeled herself as camera-shy. However, as fate would have it, Giada carried on the family’s legacy, albeit without acting and instead in front of the camera.

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