Last summer Giada De Laurentiis’s divorce from Todd Thompson was finalized. The two had been married for 11 years and have a daughter, seven-year-old Jade. When Giada stopped by Wendy Williams’s talk show, you know Wendy managed to get in a question about it.
Wendy asked Giada if she had started dating yet. The Food Network chef said:
I love how she just dropped that in the middle of it, that’s what makes you good at what you do Wendy! I’m going to say kind of, and I will tell you, this is the first time I’ve actually said that!”
You know if anyone was going to ask about that, it was Wendy: I hope Giada was prepared ;).
Giada also talked about how cooking helped her cope during her split.
I’ve always loved cooking, and I always say that I sort of gained my confidence as a young girl in the kitchen, that’s where I felt the most creative and empowered.
“What happened over the years working, you get caught up in your world, and all of a sudden my world came sort of crashing and I got divorced. I have a child, so I became a single mother, so I took a year of sort of reflection. Cooking got me through it. It made me happy.”
It looks like Giada and Todd are able to co-parent amicably. Giada posted a picture of the three of them enjoying some family fun at Knots Berry Farm.
Watch this clip from Giada’s visit to ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ below. I know I’m going to be checking out her new cookbook: Giada has some great recipes! And they had some, um, interesting exchanges ;).
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