Famed chef and restaurateur Giada de Laurentiis has sadly spilt up from her husband, Todd Thompson.
Giada announced her separation via Facebook Monday, but her husband filed for divorce the very next day. Their date of separation was listed as July 15 after 11 years and two months of marriage.
They share a daughter, Jade, together.
“After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage,” De Laurentiis wrote on Facebook. “Although our decision to separate comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family’s happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet always connected paths.
“Todd and I share a beautiful daughter together 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,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, the Food Network star was rumoured to be having dinner with her co-star, Bobby Flay, the night before the big news broke.
The pair was seen having a good time and constantly laughing during their dinner atÂ exclusive restaurant Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House Miami.
Flay, who is married to actress Stephanie March since 2005, looked at ease and enjoying Giada’s company.
This is not the first time the co-stars emit a seemingly flirtatious vibe. Giada and Bobby were both mentors in the network’s Next Food Network Star competition and appeared to be so comfortable together, stealing adoring glances and teasing each other in full view of the audience.
However, the reason to the breakdown of Giada’s marriage has not been revealed.MYNEWSHUB