During the breakup, all sorts of nasty rumors about Giada were circulating on the internet. Not only was she said to have had a relationship outside of her marriage, but she had actually had several. Some of the rumors even suggested that she’d been getting together with fellow Food Network star Bobby Flay.
There were even reports that she had been out partying with him the night before she and Todd announced their divorce in 2014. But the rumors didn’t stop there.
Although Giada and Todd Thompson were together for more than a decade and created Jade during that time, the marriage wouldn’t last longer than 11 years. Ultimately, they decided to break things off, and their divorce was finalized back in 2015.
The two are still civil with one another, as they’d have to be for their daughter’s sake, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some rough patches when it came to the breakup. Todd wound up getting the rights to half of her cookbook advances and a whole lot more during the split.
Even without the help of his ex-wife, Todd Thompson continues to do just fine for himself as a designer for several high-profile people and events. He actually designed the chefs’ coats that are used in his ex’s Las Vegas-based restaurant. These days, he continues to operate as both a designer and a manufacturer.
He’s not only doing well in the job department but if you take a look at his social media feed, you’ll also see plenty of pictures of him enjoying life with his new girlfriend. The two have vacationed worldwide, and it seems as though Jade likes her, too!
The List Goes On
Giada has denied all of the rumors about her extra-marital affairs, but that doesn’t stop the public – and the media – from speculating. In 2011, the tabloids hit the ground running with stories of a fling between the Food Network star and Matt Lauer.
Both parties swore that nothing was going on between them, but it was taking a toll on Giada to have all of these outlandish claims flying around out there. She knew that she had to do something to defend herself and clear everything up.
The TV chef decided to talk about what had happened between her and her ex-husband since the media had convinced everyone that they’d split up due to her having numerous affairs. But according to Giada, that’s not what happened at all. According to her, the two grew apart because of her growing success.
He liked feeling like he had the upper hand in the relationship, and the two just weren’t the same people that they were when they’d gotten together decades before. Of course, he probably won’t admit to the former if asked.