|Real Name/Full Name||Giada Pamela De Laurentiis|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Giada De Laurentiis|
|Birth Place:||Rome, Italy|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||22 August 1970|
|Age/How Old:||51 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 157 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –Alex De Benedetti
Mother –Veronica De Laurentiis
|Siblings:||Eloisa, Igor, Dino Alexander II|
|School:||Marymount High School|
|College:||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Todd Thompson (m. 2003, div. 2015)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson|
|Profession:||Chef, TV personality|
|Net Worth:||$35 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2022|
Giada is an American chef of Italian origin who has been hosting Giada at Home show since 2008. In her career as a chef, she has worked in various restaurants in America including the famous Spago Restaurants owned by the world-renowned Michelin chef Wolfgang Puck. When she is not hosting her show, she contributes in NBC show Today as a guest co-host. Her culinary work hasn’t gone unnoticed with Giada winning several awards for her exemplary work.
Well, how well do you know about Giada De Laurentiis? If not much, here is what we know about Giada De Laurentiis to date.
Biography and Early Life
Giada De Laurentiis was born on 22nd August 1970 in her country of origin Italy. Her maternal mother Veronica De Laurentiis is an actress while her father Alex De Benedetti is a film producer and an actor. Her parents’ marriage only lasted for a couple of years after Giada was born and together with her siblings, she was left under her mother’s care and moved to California. This is the reason they all took their mother’s surname.
Growing up, she loved cooking and loved being in the kitchen every time family food is being prepared. Besides this, she also became a frequent guest in her grandfather’s restaurant where her love for food grew. She grew up with her sister Eloisa and brothers Igor and Dino. Dino died in 2003 after losing his battle with cancer.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Giada De Laurentiis in 2022 and what is her height and weight? Well, Giada De Laurentiis’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 1st July 2022 having been born on 22 August 1970. Though, she is 5′ 2″ in feet and inches and 157 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Brown.
Giada moved to US when she was young and it’s possible she didn’t have any chance to study in Italy. After settling in California, she joined an elementary school there before joining Marymount High School. After high school, she joined University of California in Los Angeles where she graduated with a social anthropology degree in 1996. She later went to Paris, France where she joined Le Cordon Bleu to study culinary skills.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
With her career putting her in the limelight, her personal life is neither spared. After dating her fashion design boyfriend Todd Thompson for a while, the two tied the knot on May 25th, 2003. Their union was blessed with a child, Jade Marie De Laurentiis who was born on 28th March 2008. After more than ten years in marriage, Giada announced their separation on her website on 29th December without giving more details of what transpired. 0n 3rd September 2015, they finalized their divorce.
Two months after their divorce, Giada got into a relationship with Shane Farley, a TV producer who she has been dating ever since. Though she is in a romantic relationship, she confesses she doesn’t see herself getting any other kid saying the many shows she is hosting are her babies.
Is Giada De Laurentiis Lesbian?
Giada is not gay and has never been in a gay relationship. All her previous and current relationships have been with people of the opposite sex.
After coming back from France with culinary skills, she became a chef where she worked in several restaurants before working as a food stylist. On 5th April 2003, her first cooking show on Chefography. Two years later she started hosting the Behind the Bash program which used to go throw the catering process of big events.
Her star of hosting TV shows kept shining and in 2007 she hosted Giada’s Weekend Getaways show which was aired on Food Network. Since then, she has hosted many culinary shows including Giada at Home. Currently, she has two restaurants in Las Vegas with the first one Giada being opened on May 2014 while the second one was opened in 2018. In 2018, she opened another restaurant but this time outside Las Vegas. GDL Italian by Giada opened its doors on May 2018 and specializes in Italian foods.
With her TV work earning her praises all over America, awards and nominations have found their way to Giada’s life. Her first nomination came in 2008 when she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lifestyle Host category which she won. In 2010, she was nominated twice for the same award in the same category though she didn’t win. In 2012, she won a Gracie Award in the Outstanding Host category.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Giada De Laurentiis in 2022
Her TV shows have been doing well commercially with millions of viewers glued to their TVs to watch. Her restaurants are also another source of revenue. As of 2022, Giada has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Giada has her own line of kitchen products.
- She never wanted to follow in her family footsteps of hosting TV shows and was very shy when she started off
After joining University, Giada did a social anthropology course but her heart was always in the food industry. This forced her to move to France in search of knowledge to further her dream. Today her success can be pegged to her bold decision of following her dream.