Giada De Laurentiis Biography
A native of Rome, Italy, Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, writer, and television personality. She was born on August 22, 1970. Giada De was the host of Food Network’s Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor as well as a guest co-host on NBC’s Today.
Giada De is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods. She is a winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host as well as the Gracie Award for Best Television Host.
Giada De Laurentiis Age
Giada De is 51 years old as of 2021, she was born on August 22, 1970, in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giada Pamela De Benedetti.
Giada De Laurentiis Height
Giada De stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch (1.57 m) tall and she has a weight of 52 kgs (115 Ibs). She has attractive light earthy colored hair and blue eyes.
Giada Laurentiis Education
After Giada De graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles, earning her bachelor’s degree in social anthropology in the year 1996.
Giada Laurentiis Family
Giada De is the eldest child of actress Veronica De Laurentiis and her first husband, actor-producer Alex De Benedetti. She was a close associate of Giada’s maternal grandfather, film producer Dino De Laurentiis.
As a child, Giada De often found herself in the family’s kitchen as well as spent a great deal of time at her grandfather’s restaurant, the DDL Food show.
Giada De’s parents were married in February 1970 but were later divorced. After her parents’ divorce, she and her siblings moved to Southern California, where they took their mother’s surname.
Giada De’s maternal great-grandmother was English and her grandmother was British-Italian film star, Silvana Mangano. Giada De’s siblings include sister Eloisa, a makeup artist, and brothers Igor and Dino Alexander II, a Hollywood film editor who died of melanoma in 2003. Giada De’s stepfather is producer Ivan Kovalsky.
Giada De Laurentiis Husband
Giada De was married to her husband Todd Thompson, a fashion designer on May 25, 2003. Giada and Todd have only one child, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson, who was born on March 29, 2008. Jade was named after her mother – (Giada) is Italian for (Jade.)
On December 29, 2014, Giada De announced on her website that she and Todd had separated the previous July, as well as had decided to end their marriage.
The divorce was finalized on September 3, 2015, since November 2015, Giada De has been romantically involved with TV producer Shane Farley.
Giada De Laurentiis Boyfriend
Giada De is currently dating her beloved boyfriend TV producer Shane Farley. Since November 2015, she has been romantically involved with TV producer Shane Farley.
Giada Laurentiis Daughter
Giada De and Todd have only one daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson, who was born on March 29, 2008. Jade was named after her mother – (Giada) is Italian for (Jade.)
Giada De Laurentiis Net Worth
Giada De has a net worth of $35 million dollars as of 2022. Which she accumulates through her career as a chef, writer, and television personality.
De Laurentiis Restaurants
Giada De has two restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. Giada De opened her first restaurant in May 2014. The restaurant, simply called “Giada”, is located in the Cromwell.
Giada De opened a second restaurant in early 2018. (Pronto by Giada), taking up residency in Caesars Palace is a fast-casual dining restaurant.
In July 2017, Giada De announced she would also be opening a restaurant in the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. It is called GDL Italian by Giada, as well as opened in May 2018.