Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is a famous Italian-American chef and TV show host who has had a massive sweep over of the American TV airwaves with her cooking shows and never seen before recipes.

On May 25, 2003, De Laurentiis married Todd Thompson, a fashion designer. The couple’s only child, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson, was born on March 29, 2008. Jade was named after her mother—”Giada” is Italian for “Jade”. While acknowledging how special the experience of having a child has been, she has stated that she does not plan on having more children. De Laurentiis remains focused on her career, saying, “I have so many babies: the show, Todd, and Jade.” On December 29, 2014, De Laurentiis announced on her website that she and Todd separated the previous July, and had decided to end their marriage. The divorce was finalized on September 3, 2015

Gaida’s cooking success

Quick facts about Giada De Laurentiis

Full Name: Giada Pamela De Laurentiis

Born: 22nd August 1970

Age: Turning 47 years

Birth Place: Rome, Italy

Ethnicity: White

Profession: Chef, TV Show Host

TV Shows: Giada in Paradise, Giada at Home and Giada Entertains

Years Active: 2000-present

Net Worth: Unknown

Marital Status: Divorced

Spouse: Todd Thompson (2003-2015)

Children: Jade De Laurentiis Thompson

Siblings: Eloisa De Laurentiis, Igor De Laurentiis, Dino De Laurentiis

Parents: Veronica De Laurentiis, Alex De Benedetti

  1. Giada De Laurentiis owns a catering company

Giada De Laurentiis has gained fame all around the USA as a result of her cooking shows and her amazing beauty that had her termed as a model who posed as a fake chef. However, what most people don’t know about this Italian beauty is that she owns a fully fledged catering business called GDL FOODS, the initials GDL stand for her name Giada De Laurentiis. The business is successful and has been responsible for the smooth running of many outdoor and indoor events in the city of Los Angeles where it operates. The catering company also facilitates her cooking shows.

  1. Giada has been honored with an Emmy Award

Her proficient cooking skills and TV host skills have caught the eye of many admirers of Giada and it is due to this that she was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host in 2008. She would later repeat this fete in 2010 and 2012. Placing herself in the prestigious class of TV hosts who have won the award thrice.

  1. Giada De Laurentiis was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame

It seems 2012 was one very amazing year for Giada De Laurentiis who apart from winning an Emmy Award for the third time, she was honored with the highest accolade possible cooking show host. She was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame and thus announcing the climax of a career that has been nothing less than just outstanding for Giada.

  1. Giada De Laurentiis divorced in 2015

    Gaida’s mother-daughter time

Giada De Laurentiis had met her then husband, Todd Thompson, a fashion designer way back in 2002 and after dating for a while, they got married in 2003 in a colorful wedding that was praised for the amazing food that was served in it. The two would go on two have a daughter named Jade De Laurentiis Thompson. Jade is American for Giada, meaning the girl was named after her mother. But the couple separated in 2014 when Jade was six years and later divorced the following year.

  1. Giada De Laurentiis is born of actors

Well, her role in TV shows can now be explained with the realization that she was born to parents who were actors. Her father Alex De Benedetti was an actor-producer in her birth country Italy whereas her mother, Veronica De Laurentiis was an actress famed all through Italy. Giada admits having had a lot of dilemma in choosing her career as she was passionate about food and not acting which her parents were well known for.

  1. Giada De Laurentiis is an anthropologist

Giada De Laurentiis has an unknown educational background which she has left unexplored. She attended the University of California in Los Angeles and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Anthropology. However, she would later go on to study pastry at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France and thus realizing her dream of becoming a pastry chef.

  1. Giada De Laurentiis is an acclaimed author

Giada De Laurentiis has written two best sellers; Giada’s Family Dinners(2006) and Everyday Pasta: Favorite Pasta Recipes For Every Occasion. The two books have put her name among those of accomplished writers and authors.

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