Giada De Laurentiis’ Instagram Followers Are Freaking Out Over This Post of Her and Her Ex-Husband
Giada De Laurentiis has been on the Food Network for over 15 years, and a lot has changed for the star since then. While she’s always been the adorable Italian cook who properly pronounces each Italian ingredient in her dish, we also now know her for other aspects of her personal life. She frequently brings her daughter, Jade, along with her on her travels — and her divorce from husband Todd Thompson became quite public as well.
So, are the exes still in contact today? Giada just put a photo on her Instagram showing what her relationship with Todd is like now, and her fans are freaking out over it.
Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson were together for over 20 years before their divorce
Giada and Todd were together for many years while Giada was attaining fame and notoriety through the Food Network — and we even remember him guest-starring on a few episodes of her shows. Unfortunately, they decided to divorce in 2014 after over two decades of being together and 11 years of marriage, E! News reports. As Giada 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.”
The divorce seemed as amicable as it could be, but it could have been Giada’s fame that drove a wedge in their relationship. She told Redbook back in 2011 that it can be hard for husbands to handle when their wives attain a ton of success through their own business ventures. “I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife. So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd’s wife and Jade’s mother,” she said.
Giada and Todd co-parent their daughter, Jade
Giada and Todd have really figured out how to co-parent effectively, as there seems to be no animosity between them. Today, they share joint custody of their daughter. As Giada told People, “Getting along with my ex-husband really helps as well. We’re supportive of each other and, in turn, supportive of Jade.” She also mentioned that she and Todd live “a stone’s throw away from each other, like five minutes, which has really helped keep Jade stable and just keep her environment as similar as possible at both places.”
That doesn’t mean single parenting has been easy for the famous chef, however. She noted to People that she knows she can’t always do it all and isn’t afraid to ask for help when necessary, even if the help comes from Todd.
Fans are loving this Instagram photo of the ex-couple
Recently, Giada posted an adorable photo to Instagram showing herself, Jade, and Todd all getting along at Jade’s graduation. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the ex-couple with their daughter on the ‘gram, either. Back in March 2018, Todd and Giada celebrated Jade’s birthday together and showed it off to the internet, too.
Fans are loving how kind and amicable Todd and Giada appear to be, too. “It’s great to see that despite divorce, Mom and Dad can still come together to support their baby,” one fan commented on the graduation photo. And another added, “Yay for parents who can get along and support their child with a united front, despite their differences!” And others even seemed to hope Todd and Giada would get back together — though that seems highly unlikely. Giada has been happy with her present boyfriend, Shane Farley, for many years.
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