Giada Divorce: De Laurentiis Paid Big To Divorce Todd Thompson

Lacy LangleyLife

Share this Post

Giada's divorce is final from her hubby, Todd Thompson.

However, the newly minted Miss De Laurentiis has paid dearly.

Giada divorced Todd Thompson with no pre-nup, which means he gets half of pending advances for Giada's cookbooks that are in the works.

That sum includes a $2.5 million balance for Giada at Home/Weeknights with Giada. It also includes $2.3 million for Giada Feel Good Food, and $757,000 for Everyday Pasta/Giada's Kitchen.

In addition to that, Todd made out like a bandit, garnering $9,000 per month in child support from Giada in the divorce.

Todd also gets to keep the couple's home in Pacific Palisades, valued at $3.2 million.

Going with the pricey home into Todd's possesion are $300,000 in art and furnishings and a membership in the upscale Bel-Air Bay Club.

Giada's divorce decree dictates that the couple will share custody of their seven-year-old daughter, Jade Marie.

However, neither one will get spousal support since they're both independently wealthy.

Giada De Laurentiis is reportedly worth around $20 million, while her ex-husband is worth closer to $15 million.

Way back in January of 2011, it seemed Giada De Laurentiis had this marriage thing tied down after a rumor surfaced that she had an affair with John Mayer.

She said of her relationship back then, "I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife."

She added, "So when I'm home, I work very hard to be Todd's wife and Jade's mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles. I try to be Giada, the young girl that he met 20 years ago and fell in love with."

She continued, "All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don't indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them."

What do you think went wrong between Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson since then?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.