Are Bobby Flay And Giada De Laurentiis Officially Dating?
Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are said to be seeing each other for a long time now and to spice up the claim, De Laurentiis is reported to have been granted divorce recently.
Flay divorced Stephanie March quite some time back and it was De Laurentiis’ turn to get through the official departure procedures. De Laurentiis called off her marriage with Todd Thompson in December 2014 after 11 long years. Though she filed papers way back, it took quite some time for divorce to be granted as there were series of negotiations since they had no pre-nup in the first place, according to Movie News Guide.
De Laurentiis who actually filed for divorce was asked to pay Todd $9000 per month for supporting their 7-year-old daughter, Jade. Todd will also retain their $3.2 million house in Pacific Palisades as well as $300,000 in art and furnishings. Their Bel-Air Bay Club membership will also remain with Todd, reported TMZ.
Having no prenup, De Laurentiis and Todd were ordered to share their bank balance worth $2 million and also 50 percent of unpaid advances to various upcoming cookbooks. The advance balances include $2.5 million for Giada at Home/Weeknights, $757,000 for Everyday Pasta/Giada’s Kitchen and $2.3 million for Giada Feel Good Food.
De Laurentiis announced in Facebook that “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.”
She also added that “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.”