Giada De Laurentiis’ Life Is Different Than You Think

Italian-American chef Giada De Laurentiis rose to fame on the Food Network, where she quickly amassed a fan base. In front of the camera, the outgoing TV host got her viewers excited to cook with her upbeat personality and bright smile. Off-stage, Giada fought back against rumors of infidelity in her marriage, often times even linked to her co-stars on the Food Network. While other chefs on the network like Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Ina Garten, and Guy Fieri all boosted their profiles while keeping their personal life out of the mix, it seems that Giada can’t stay out of the line of fire. People are just too interested in the rumors swirling around about the chef… is there any truth to them? Find out what you don’t know about Food Network’s Italian-born chef Giada.

Being a celebrity means dealing with rumors that may or may not be true. Giada is quick to call out rumors if they’re blatant fabrications, but you might be surprised by the one rumor she confirmed.

Giada and Her Husband Divorced In 2015

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In the early 2000s, with her career full steam ahead, Giada met fashion designer Todd Thompson. The two fell in love and in 2003 they were married. Thompson often accompanied Giada during events and award shows, spending time together when they could between their two busy schedules, but Giada’s especially.

People were shocked to hear that in 2014 the seemingly happy couple had decided to go their separate ways. On September 3, 2015, the divorce was finalized, and Giada found herself single again at 45 years old.

By then there were rumors she had already moved on…