Giada De Laurentiis, Husband Call it Quits
The Food Network chef and fashion designer Todd Thompson have been married for 11 years
Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis and her husband, fashion designer Todd Thompson, are getting a divorce.
The TV star shared the sad news in a statement posted on her website, revealing that she and Thompson, who often appeared on her Food Network show Giada at Home, "have decided to end our marriage."
De Laurentiis, the granddaughter of famed, prolific producer Dino De Laurentiis, noted that she and Thompson had been amicably separated since July.
The Daytime Emmy Award-winning chef is also a recurring contributor to NBC's Today.
The couple has a daughter, Jade, who was born in 2008.
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Read De Laurentiis' full statement below.
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.