Giada De Laurentiis is an American television sensation who is famous as a chef and writer. Moreover, Giada is also the host of the American Television Food Network show, “Giada at Home”. This lady has an extreme passion for food and is the founder of GDL Foods which is her catering business.
As Giada comes from an Italian heritage, she is extremely famous for her food. It is almost like she has recipes in her DNA. Apart from her work in catering and television shows, Laurentiis is also famous for splitting up with her husband who was a fashion designer. We have all this information stored for you; so be sure to keep reading.
Giada De Laurentiis: Early Life and Education
Giada De Laurentiis was born on the 22nd of August, 1970, in Rome, Italy. She was born as the eldest child of Veronica De Laurentiis and Alex De Benedetti. Whilst Veronica was an actress, Alex was working both as an actor and a producer. Growing up, Giada was learning a lot from her parents about the entertainment industry. To add to that, her grandfather had his restaurant called DDL Foodshow. Giada spent a lot of time at the restaurant and was able to learn a lot from this business too.
Now coming to her academics, Giada completed her high school from Marymount High School in Los Angeles. After the completion of her high school education, Laurentiis went on to join the University of California. She then graduated in 1996 with a bachelor degree in anthropology.
Giada De Laurentiis: Career
After graduation, Giada knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the food business. With that in mind, Laurentiis took classes at Le Cordon Bleu to be a pastry chef. She soon began her career as a professional chef and was working for different restaurants in Los Angeles. After experiencing a bit of the business, Laurentiis began working as a food stylist. Moreover, she even wrote articles regarding her family’s Sunday meal traditions for Food & Wine Magazine.
For the next step of her life, Giada became the host of “Everyday Italian”. It was a cooking show that aired in 2003. Next, a couple of years later, Giada hosed the new show, “Behind the Bash”. After some initial success with these television shows, she was able to create her own show, “Giada’s Weekend Gateways”. Next year, in 2007, De Laurentiis made an appearance as a presenter at the inaugural Food Network Awards. She has even been made the judge on “Next Food Star”.
Giada De Laurentiis: Personal Life
Now looking at the personal aspects of Giada’s life, she got married to the fashion designer Todd Thompson on the 5th of May, 2003. The two even had a beautiful baby girl named Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson who was born on the 29th of May 2008.
After having been together for just over 10 years, Giada and Todd made a decision to split up. The announcement was made on Giada’s website and they were able to complete the divorce procedure on the 3rd of September, 2015. In more recent years, reports suggest that Giada has been together with the television producer Shane Farley. However, the sources are not official and we will have to wait a bit more.
Giada De Laurentiis: Net Worth and Social Media
Giada has been in the food business for a long time now. She was able to learn this art thanks to her grandfather and parents. With their help, Giada is now an established figure in the industry. She is working as a chef, an author, and reports suggest that she has a net worth of $20 million. Giada also makes a considerable sum of money from various endorsements and the figures are sure to rise in the years to come.
The beautiful chef is also pretty active on social media platforms. Prepare yourselves for some mouthwatering pictures of the food that she makes. You can find her on Instagram under the handle @giadadelaurentiis where she has just over 1.3 million followers. She is also active on Twitter and goes by the handle @GDeLaurentiis and has over 1.77 followers.