How Tall is Giada de Laurentiis?

Giada De Laurentiis is the darling of television’s Food Network channel. The Italian native is best known for her work as a chef, television personality, and author.

She is also known for her slender build and petite frame. As De Laurentiis turns 50 this year, fans are wondering how she maintains her stunning toned body. Always in the kitchen, surrounded by tempting foods, her gorgeous complexion is envious.

So, what is her secret to looking and feeling good all day long?

Giada De Laurentiis’ early life involved cooking

De Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970, in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is the granddaughter of the famed Italian film producer, Dino De Laurentiis.

She attended UCLA in 1996, receiving a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her 11-year old daughter.

Following her true passion to become a pastry chef, Giada De Laurentiis trained in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu. She honed her culinary art skills as she worked side by side with world-renowned top chefs.

De Laurentiis started her cooking career working at the Ritz Carlton and Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Los Angeles. She went on to work as a food stylist and started her own catering company, GDL Foods.

At the urging of a friend, the acclaimed chef wrote an article for Food & Wine about the tradition of her family’s Sunday meals. A Food Network executive saw the piece and liked what she had to say. With no television experience, De Laurentiis soon found herself running her own cooking show.

Giada De Laurentiis’ relationships

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Once upon a time, De Laurentiis dated former Today Show host, Matt Lauer. In 2003, she married fashion designer Todd Thompson. The couple shares a daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis, born in 2008.

Their marriage ended in 2015, and De Laurentiis went on to date Food Network’s Bobby Flay. For the past several years, she has been dating Shane Farley, a Hollywood producer.

Giada De Laurentiis is a celebrity chef

De Laurentiis’ good looks, combined with superior cooking skills, made her a natural for television. Her Italian heritage and knowledge of authentic dishes, helped her to build one of the most popular shows on the Food Network. Running from 2003 – 2011, Everyday Italian, taught viewers how to prepare easy to make delicious meals in their own kitchens.

She brought the flavor of Italy into homes around the country. In 2005, De Laurentiis published her first cookbook, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes. Since that time, she has gone on to write nine more popular books.

The Food Network was thrilled with the ratings Everyday Italian was receiving, and in 2008 developed Giada at Home. The lifestyle show ran until 2015 and featured De Laurentiis sharing advice for simple healthy living. She is still active on the Food Network, hosting competition shows such as Winner Cake All.

Giada De Laurentiis promotes healthy living

De Laurentiis manages to keep her flawless body in envious condition. She claims that following a daily diet and fitness routine is the key to her success.

The Everyday Italian host starts her day with an hour of yoga and drinks two glasses of warm water with lemon. She eats at regular intervals throughout the day.

Her breakfast is always rich in protein to fill her with energy to maintain her hectic schedule. To curb off hunger, she drinks a glass of juice just before noon.

For lunch, she consumes salads, nuts, and vegetables. Dinner typically consists of proteins such as salmon or fried chickpeas. De Laurentiis says her go-to snacks throughout the day are almonds, trail mix, and dark chocolate. 

De Laurentiis has an active career that keeps her constantly on the move. Her slim build supports her 115-pound bodyweight. Known for her small stature, she is 5 feet 3 inches in height.

Before the birth of her daughter, the single mom followed a strict cardio workout regime to maintain her toned physique. After childbirth, she switched to practicing yoga and fell in love with how it made her feel. She now does yoga every morning and has never felt or looked better.

De Laurentiis says the secret to her success is preparing healthy and nutritious meals, following a portion-controlled diet, and eating her favorite foods in moderation. She only consumes organic foods to give her body the essential nutrients it needs for a healthy lifestyle.