How Old Is Giada De Laurentiis’ Daughter, Jade?
No matter how many new faces appear on the Food Network, there are always a few stars who come to mind — and one of them is Giada De Laurentiis. The pint-sized superstar is known for her delicious Italian cuisine, and we’ve seen her on everything from Everyday Italian to Food Network Star and Iron Chef. She’s certainly a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen, and her personal life also seems to interest fans.
We remember when Giada had her daughter, Jade, with her husband at the time, Todd, as she was well into the television business at that point. But how many years has it been since Jade was born? Here’s what we know about the Food Network star’s daughter.
Giada and her ex-husband celebrated Jade’s 10th birthday in March 2018
It’s hard to believe Jade De Laurentiis is already 10 years old, but we were reminded that the young child is quickly entering her pre-teen years in March 2018. People reports Giada and Todd Thompson went out for their daughter’s 10th birthday to Benihana, a sushi and Japanese steakhouse. Giada even posted a photo to her Instagram to commemorate the family moment.
It was nice to see the family all celebrating together for the sake of Jade, as Todd and Giada have been divorced for years now following over a decade of marriage. They share custody of Jade and seem to still have a close relationship, making Jade’s life that much easier. As Giada told People, “We 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. …We’re supportive of each other and, in turn, supportive of Jade.”
Jade also gets along with Giada’s boyfriend
While we saw Jade celebrating her most recent birthday with her famous mom and dad, it seems she’s still welcome to the idea of Giada having a new man in her life. People reports Giada’s been dating Shane Farley for over three years now, and they seem totally smitten with each other. Back in February 2018, Shane called Giada “warm and absolutely beautiful” and “one of the most positive people I have ever met.” And though the divorce was difficult for Giada, she said she “felt like a kid again” when she connected with Shane on a romantic level.
While Shane doesn’t have any children of his own, he certainly puts time and energy into connecting with Jade. He told People that he loves hanging out with her and feels like he can be a part of her life with no pressure because of Giada and Todd’s amazing co-parenting skills. Giada also makes dinnertime the perfect moment to establish connections between herself, Shane, and Jade as well. “When we sit down to dinner, it is our time as a family to sit and chat,” she told the publication.
Jade doesn’t necessarily want to follow in her mother’s footsteps
Will we see Jade becoming another masterful chef like Giada? Not even Giada’s sure — though she does love to have Jade help her with mealtime. As Giada told People, “I bought Jade a little purple ceramic knife and she just loves it. She’s like ‘What can I chop? What can I cut?’ It makes her excited about what she’s going to make, and then she’s more apt to actually try new things and eat her dinner.”
But the Food Network star has also mentioned that Jade’s interests totally differ day by day. In another interview with People, Giada told the publication that though her daughter enjoys helping out in the kitchen, she still has plenty of other pursuits. “One day she wants to be a professional horseback rider, the next day she wants to be a gymnast in the Olympics and the next day she wants to sing. It changes every day. Cooking is never on that list,” Giada said.
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