Will Giada De Laurentiis Walk Down The Aisle Again?

If you are enthusiastic about cooking, then you heard the name of Food Network star who has been working as a chef and TV host over a decade. Here we are talking everyone’s favorite Italian chef Giada De Laurentiis.

From her delicious Italian cuisine to her TV personality, fans have followed her career as long as she has been on television. Gaida has faced a lot of controversies in the past, and people are still talking about her affairs.

Here are the details of the Italian chef’s married life, dating, net worth, and much more!

Gaida Da Laurentiis, Italian chef
Gaida De Laurentiis, Italian chef
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Quick Facts 

Date of Birth: 1970,  August-22
 Age: 48 years old
 Birth Nation: Italy
 Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name: Giada De Laurentiis
Birth Name: Giada Pamela De Laurentiis
Father: Alex De Benedetti,
Mother: Veronica De Laurentiis
Nationality: Italian
Birth Place/City: Rome
Ethnicity: White
Profession: Chef
Net Worth: $ 20 million
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Blonde-brown
Body Measurements: 35-24-34
Weight: 52 kg
Married to: Todd Thompson (m. 2003)
Divorce: Todd Thompson (m. 2015)
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Awards: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle, Culinary Host
TV Show: Giada at Home Since 2008
Siblings: Eloisa De Laurentiis, Dino De Laurentiis, Igor De Laurentiis
Books: Happy Cooking

Early Life Of Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis was born on 22 August 1970, to Veronica De Laurentiis, an actress, and her father, Alex De Benedetti, an actor and producer, in Rome, Italy. Her maiden name is Giada Pamela De Benedetti.

She has three siblings; sister, Eloisa, a makeup artist, and two brothers Dino Alexander II, and Igor a Hollywood film editor who died of melanoma in 2003.


At the age of seven, Giada relocated to the United States and the settled in Los Angeles. In early years, she didn’t speak a single word of English, so the kids at school tormented her.

Laurentiis later found more comfort in her family and their passion for food. Her great-grandfather used to sell pasta in Italy, and every Sunday, the whole family gather at her grandfather’s house for lunch.

She often visited her grandfather’s restaurant, ‘DDL Foodshow,’ during those days.

Culinary Career

After moving to southern California, Gaida graduated from UCLA with degree anthropology. Eventually, she decided to follow her passion and went on to study at  Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu.

Later, she returned to Los Angeles and worked at two prestigious restaurants: Ritz Carlton Fine Dining Room and Wolfgang Puck’s Spago.

As a chef, Gaida De Laurentiis started her own catering company called GDL Foods and served for the famous celebs including director Ron Howard. On the other hand, she also worked as a food stylist.

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Back in 2012, as a food stylist, she wrote an article about her family’s Sunday meal Traditions. Food Network saw the article and soon signed by the channel.

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