Giada De Laurentiis Announces Split From Husband Todd Thompson
Giada De Laurentiis, the celebrity chef, announced Monday that she and her husband of 11 years, Todd Thompson, are getting a divorce.
Giada De Laurentiis Announces Divorce
De Laurentiis announced the split Monday with a statement posted on her official website and Facebook page.
“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 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,” De Laurentiis wrote.
The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, as neither had spoken about their separation publicly. In fact, Thompson and De Laurentiis appeared happily married as they celebrated their 11-year anniversary in May. De Laurentiis and Thompson wed in 2003 and are parents one daughter, Jade, 6.