Monday, December 29, 2014

Giada De Laurentiis Announces Divorce To Husband On Facebook

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Giada De Laurentiis announced on Facebook that she and her husband Todd Thompson have been separated since July 2014 and have decided to end their marriage.  In her statement on her Facebook page, Giada stated:
"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."
The statement was also posted on her website.  It will be interesting to see if any rumors start after this announcement, especially since there have been rumors in the past.  I am sure many people will have their opinions on why they split up as well.

This is the second Food Network divorce announcement in the past few months with the Neely's revealing that they filed for divorce in September 2014.

45 comments:

  1. Christ if Giada's marriage can't last, what hope is there for the rest of us?

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  2. Oh good. Maybe he can come out now. :)

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  3. That's unfortunate. :(

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  4. Perhaps now he can find someone who is supportive of him. I hope he retains custody.

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  5. Are you for real????

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  6. Probably didn't help that she was in New York half the time doing the today show!

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  7. She makes getting a divorce sound like some kind of life's accomplishment.

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  8. Sally. My thoughts exactly.

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  9. Mo, she seems to be taking a page from Gwyneth Paltros book. She wants accolades for "Conscious Uncouplng" too. Unfortunately, divorce is a "Failed" marriage.Not an accomplishment.

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  10. I totally went to Gwyneth Paltrow-land when I read Giada's statement. Not saying that some divorces aren't necessary, but treating them, especially when mutually agreed-upon, as some kind of relationship success boggles my beady little mind.


    Mr. Schmoo and I just celebrated our 42nd anniversary, and while it's far from having been all peaches and cream, we've managed to cope with one another and have never considered separating.

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  11. Along with all of your valid possibilities, I might add that Todd tired of listening to Giada mispronounce common Italian food names which TRUE Italians NEVER do, insulting the language.

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  12. Giada was born in Italy and didn't begin to learn English until she was 8. I'd guess that her "mispronunciations" are merely reflections of regional dialect. (Can't believe I'm defending Giada, but what's right is right.)


    My husband is from Indiana and can't pronounce a short e to save his soul. He calls lemons "limmins," and although he's lived here on the Eastern Seaboard longer than he ever lived in Indy, he's never changed his vowels.

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  13. The headline for this article, "Giada D. Announces Divorce to Husband on Facebook"....made me think that she let hubby know via Facebook that she was divorcing him! What brought on this divorce??

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  14. Congrats! We're almost at 35 & as you say, not always fun & games, but you work at it.
    It says a lot about the world we live in now when it's an accomplishment to have a 'successful' divorce.

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  15. No idea, although the article says they've been separated for several months. There were all those rumors about her and John Mayer years ago, but I've not read anything recently about either Giada or her husband.

    This article sort of recaps the old rumors. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/giada-de-laurentiis-john-mayer-rumors-cookin-article-1.2061411

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  16. I think it was a poor choice of preposition. Probably should have been from rather than to. Especially since the decision to split appears to have been mutual.

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  17. Congrats to you both!

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  18. Patti Cummo-WagnerJanuary 1, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Never cared for her show. Too materialistic for a cooking show. I want Paula Deen back.

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  19. Patti Cummo-WagnerJanuary 1, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    What happened to food Network? All it is is freaking chopped and stupid doughnut throwdown and cutthroat kitchen and diners and driveins. Don't even watch this channel anymore. PBS on saturdays have all the good cooking shows. I love Lidia and Farmhouse rules is great too. Enough of the Pioneer woman.

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  20. Patti Cummo-WagnerJanuary 1, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    Geeze. Leave the personal stuff out. I thought this was about cooking and learning. Now it's a soap opera? I want receipes that are affordable and good and enjoyable to watch. Not chopped.

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  21. Matt, in the first sentence, it should read, "she and her husband"...not "her and her husband." I'm sure you already know this, and it was an oversight.

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  22. Giada loves Giada. I so can't stand her, have never been able to stand her, and refuse to watch her.

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  23. This is not the Food Network site; it's an independent forum for viewers of FN and encompasses all things related to the network. If you want recipes and cooking tips, you need to go the foodnetwork.com, the network's official site.

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  24. I don't watch her either. The last time was that live Thanksgiving special where she got sloshed and hogged the broadcast. I watched that to see it, not because she was on it!

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  25. I didn't have a problem with her until she ruined the Thanksgiving special. I used to watch her show until that happened.

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  26. Correction: A fake racist old hag who can't cook

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  27. Wow, really? What is/was Sarah Palin offering on her pay cable network?

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  28. Princess StarlightJanuary 2, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Actually if we want to be really correct: A fake racist lying diabetic old hag who can't cook.

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  29. Princess StarlightJanuary 2, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    While I agree with what you are saying, MoHub but I've heard her aunt and mother speak Italian. The two of them never made it long, drawn out, and annoying. I can understand dialects but dragging out words isn't a dialect, it seems like she can't get the language right. I'm not out to cause an internet fight but just throwing out my two cents.

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  30. Thank you, Autumn! I think many couples just give up too easily, or they think an outside counselor will solve their issues and don't do the work of sustaining a marriage between themselves.

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  31. And Matt has fixed it like the true class act he is.

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  32. You are right about that MoHub...Matt is a true class act.

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  33. How do you mean "materialistic"? I find her annoying and her cleavage distracting, but I don't see the materialism.

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  34. I'm single, but I know that relationships take work.

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  35. I'm kind of sad about this one.

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  36. Really? The restaurant was failing long before Irvine came around. At least you can admit that you're a very negative person (coming from a negative town and all).

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  37. Giada? Really? I never heard that before. Interesting.

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  38. Ah yes,,,Canada, eh! The first time I spent a week in Winnipeg, I laughed at how much I heard the accent and phrases that were parodied in the movie Strange Brew.

    About a year later, I played in Ontario for a month and the very first thing I heard at Canadian customs was "Ya spent a lot 'oov time oout on the roud, eh?" I almost busted a gut trying to keep from cracking up! Then we get to the hotel front desk, "So you the band, eh?" That was it...everything I held in at customs came out! The guy at the desk did not see the humor in it. He got me back...the hotel locked their doors at 1 AM, and I had forgotten that when I stepped out for a minute to say goodbye to some people. I go back to the door, pull on it...locked. The clerk was at the front desk. He walks over to the door, hollered through it, "Locked oout, EHHHHH? Call someone to let you in." I had to find a phone, call one of the other guys in the band and have come down, ask the front desk clerk to let me in...and again I start cracking up when the clerk asked me if I could remember from now on the door was locked at 1...eh.. He hated me!

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  39. Do you usually flap your yap when you don't have the slightest clue of what's being talked about? Obviously not. Take your own advice.

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  40. Look at the Flowers!January 6, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    This is Food Network GOSSIP and Chopped is a competition show that actually helped boost Food Network's ratinga because of the originality of the competition at the time.... just because FN went competition crazy after Chopped doesnt mean Chopped is the worst show ever and today i still enjoy watching Chopped and some of their themed episodes... you dont have to watch it and its not nearly as repeated as Guy Fieri's stupid face but get real: Food Network being about food is the same as thinking MTV is about music!

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  41. After I read what you wrote, I did a lot of research & OMG. Because of you Blind Gossip has become my newest guilty pleasure! They love, love, LOVE Giada there!

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  42. I felt that Alton was worse than Giada for hogging the show and acting like he was trying to run everything in that special. He jabbers too much. As I said in the other thread about Giada Denies Rumors, Alton talks too much and cooks too little.

    To me, he's fast becoming a has-been.

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