Giada De Laurentiis

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis and fashion designer Todd Thompson have decided to end their marriage after 11 years.

The couple were married in 2003 and have one daughter, Jade Marie, 6.

On her Facebook page on December 29th, the Food Network Canada star shared the personal news about the decision. She writes:

“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.”

There are already rumours cooking about the split, with people speculating the reason behind the breakup.

My take? Relationships sometimes end. Let’s hope Giada and Todd are left to their private matter to tend to it… well, privately.

Giada De Laurentiis with daughter

Top photo, Facebook/Giada. Bottom photo, Instagram/GiadaDeLaurentiis.