Giada De Laurentiis, a Food Network chef, values her family above all else.It’s the basis for all of her successful series, the inspiration for some of her most popular recipes, and the reason she continues to rise to fame.
Giada enjoys spending time with her daughter, Jade Thompson, and her boyfriend, television producer Shane Farley when she is not in front of the camera. Giada previously married Todd Thompson, Jade’s father, from 2003 to 2014.
Their divorce was finalized in 2015, and the couple now has joint custody of their daughter.Shane first met the celebrity chef in 2013, when he was set to produce a talk show with her and Bobby Flay. After developing a close friendship, the couple decided to take their relationship to the next level in 2015.
Who is Shane Farley?
Shane Farley began his career as a producer for The Rachael Ray Show. He worked with Rachael Ray for six years, during which time he won two Emmys and was nominated for three more. Following his work with Ray, he went on to produce Steve, a talk show hosted by Steve Harvey, until 2019. But it wasn’t until he began working on a new talk show called FABLife that he met Giada De Laurentiis.
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How did Shane Farley meet Giada De Laurentiis?
They met two years before they started dating while working on FABLife, a cooking show hosted by De Laurentiis. For 15 years, Farley was married to Jennifer Giamo, a New York fitness trainer, while De Laurentiis was married to fashion designer Todd Thompson.
Giada is dating Shane Farley
Farley divorced Giamo in 2015, but the word of his newfound relationship with De Laurentiis spread quickly. De Laurentiis, like Farley, was married to Thompson for 12 years before their divorce in 2015.
“Giada is one of the most positive people I have ever met,” Farley told People in 2018.
She is warm and absolutely stunning—what you see on the outside is also present on the inside.”
What has Giada said about her relationship with Shane Farley?
Farley and De Laurentiis are still going strong six years later, and she told People in October 2020 how they survived the pandemic.
“We’ve spent every second of every day together, which has never happened before because I’ve always been traveling and working.”
I believe it has strengthened us.
“I think that’s what happens sometimes in these things,” she added.
You either get stronger or you start saying things like, ‘Ah, I can’t do this.’
So it’s been enjoyable.”
Giada’s Relationship History
Giada De Laurentiis has only had one prominent public relationship since becoming one of the Food Network’s most popular chefs. For eleven years, De Laurentiis was married to Anthropologie fashion designer Todd Thompson. The couple met while De Laurentiis was a UCLA anthropology major (irony, anyone?). They later married in 2003 and had a daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis. De Laurentiis and Thompson did not intend to have children at first; in fact, De Laurentiis admits that she preferred to focus on her career.
When De Laurentiis became pregnant unexpectedly at the age of 37, they decided to start a family despite their concerns about raising a child. The couple revealed that they named their daughter Giada after Giada herself because Giada is Italian for jade.
The couple had been together for twenty-five years, including an eleven-year marriage, before filing for divorce in 2014, which was finalized in 2015. Giada has spoken openly but indirectly about her divorce. The multiple scandals surrounding De Laurentiis’ infidelity, as well as the enormous success of De Laurentiis’ career overshadowing Thompson’s, are likely to have played a role in the couple’s divorce.
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