Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis announced that she and her husband, designer Todd Thompson, are getting divorced.
Here is what the Food Network personality released in both a statement and on Facebook:
After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage.
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.
Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything. We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change.
De Laurentiis — whose maternal grandfather was film producer Dino De Laurentiis — and Thompson, who is a designer for Anthropologie, wed in May 2003. Their only child, Jade Marie, was born in March 2008.
There’s no telling what impact this will have, if any, on her Food Network shows. Both Thompson and their daughter were frequent supporting cast members on De Laurentiis’ cooking programs, painting a picture of her idyllic marriage and home life.