In 2008, Giada launched her show, “Giada at Home,” where she cooks up California-style dishes for friends and family. Many of the episodes were filmed in her own kitchen, though some were filmed on location at places like the beach. In 2020 show’s name changed to “Giada at Home 2.0” and involved many extra responsibilities on her part.
For instance, she’s used to having a makeup artist get her ready for filming, but that’s something that’s fallen into her own hands. Luckily, she’s handling everything just beautifully!
Finally, Filing the Restraining Order
The year 2019 was pretty big for Giada. One major thing that happened was that she finally filed for a restraining order against a crazed fan that had been terrorizing her life for over five years. The man started by sending frequent messages through her website, which, over time, became more and more personal and harassing.
At one point, the man even claimed he believed he was Jade’s father and showing up at appearances. Unfortunately, she nor her attorney showed up at the hearing for the restraining order, so it was dismissed.
A New Man
Giada met producer Shane Farley back in 2015. When the two started dating, she said they felt an incredible spark and that he made her feel “like a kid again.” Farley has won awards for his work behind-the-scenes on television, including working with huge stars like Wayne Brady and Tyra Banks, along with another big TV chef – Rachael Ray.
Now, he’s doing something that hits a little closer to home – or, much, much closer. He’s helping to produce Giada’s new show, which is filmed at their house.
The Birthday Girl
Giada’s love for her daughter, Jade, grows as much as she does every day. She’s recently turned 12, though it seems like she was just an infant in her mother’s arms yesterday.
For her birthday in 2019, she posted a throwback picture of her eating cake, while her lifestyle site, Giadzy, posted, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our favorite little sous chef & youngest Team Giadzy member, Jade! Happy big 11, and welcome to official preteen status.” She and mom truly cherish each other’s company, and they make a great team.
Closer Than Ever
The Food Network star says that hunkering down with her boyfriend of five years, Shane Farley, has only brought the two closer together than they were before. “I think it’s made us stronger. Truly,” she told "People" magazine. “I think that’s what sometimes happens in these things. You either become stronger, or you start to say like, ‘ah, I can’t do this. So it’s been fun.”
Giada says that the entire thing has been a bonding experience, both with Shane and Jade, and they’ve enjoyed the extra time together. Jade seems to have enjoyed having mom around more, too.