The favorite Italian cook, Giada De Laurentiis, divorced Todd Thompson in 2015. The fact was shocking for the fans as the couple had been in a relationship for over a decade. Marriage is tough to keep and celebrities, due to their busy schedules, are likely to divorce.
Todd Thompson is 59 years now and is a retired fashion designer following her passion for surfing. The couple married in 2003. After spending a long-term relationship, they got divorced in 2015. The couple also has a daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson. Todd took the initiative in the divorce as he felt upstaged by Giada. In 2014, they separated once and finally got divorced one year later. Here is the real reason behind it.
Who is Giada De Laurenriis?
Giada De Laurentiis is the most loved Italian for the fans who watch Food Network. Giada, the cooking expert, has built an excellent career for herself. She has always had a passion for cooking turned her into a celebrity chef after being published in Everyday Italian in 2003.
Giada owns an estimated net worth of $30 million. She was born in Rome, Italy, in 1970, and she was born to a celebrity family, starting from her great-grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis. It has been years since Giada has been preparing quick and delicious Italian cuisine for her friends, family, and her fans.
Giada not only but also taught the fans to pronounce different Italian dishes. It was not just the cooking that the viewers loved but also some glimpses of her daughter, Jade, and her husband, Todd. But, now, the couples are separating.
Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson
The fact is that most celebrities’ marriages end up with divorce. But, after 12 years of marriage, it was hard for the fans to believe Giada and Todd ended their long-running marriage. The fans were also curious to know what went wrong between the two.
At the time when Giada and Todd met, she was only 19 years old and pursuing anthropology at ULCA, and Todd was an established fashion designer and stylist. As Giada was a student, whenever they went out, Todd paid the bills.
But, in return, Giada always showed her love by cooking for him. Giada and Todd built their home in Los Angeles while her restaurant was 4 hours away, so it was a long-distance relationship. However, it did not affect their relationship.
Todd Thompson Filed for Divorce From Giada De Laurentiis
After their marriage, Todd supported Giada in her career more than his. But, after a while, he started feeling left out as she became more career oriented and did not give her family much time. In 2011, Giada herself agreed that it is hard for a man to feel upstaged by his wife. Giada, while asked, said that the divorce was mutual, while Todd said they had irreconcilable differences; however, there were other factors too.
The study has proved that husbands with successful wives are more likely to opt out of their careers, sacrificing their dreams. It was also stated by The Atlantic that ‘power couples are a rarity. The same happened in the relationship between Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson.
Shortly after their marriage, Todd spends more time supporting Giada’s career. Todd appeared most of the time on Giada’s cooking television show from 2004 until their divorce. Todd was always not happy with Giada’s fame, she mentioned. So, she had to give him and her daughter, Jade, more time after she returned home from work.
But, if it has to end, it will end anyway. So, whatever she tried did not work between them. However, Giada also said that all men want to be treated like a king in a relationship; and if they do not get that from their girl, they look for someone else for the same.
In 2011, there were rumors that Giada was having an extramarital affair with the singer John Mayer. But later, Giada denied the possibility of the rumors. However, that may be a factor in the reckoning of their relationship or at least had some impact.
Marriage needs a lot of nurturing along with love. If any factor did not go right, it might affect the marriage. To know more about other celebrities, follow our page, and we will keep you updated with a lot more celebrity gossip. Do comment below.