Giada De Laurentiis Embraces Being A Traditional Wife & Mom

Giada De Laurentiis graces the cover of the February issue of Redbook and talks about her marriage, tabloid rumors, and cooking.

The celebrity chef, who raises 2-year-old daughter Jade with husband Todd Thompson, says being traditional is important.

I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife. So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd’s wife and Jade’s mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles. I try to be Giada, the young girl that he met 20 years ago and fell in love with. All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don’t indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them.”

Regarding the rumors that she cheated with John Mayer, she says they came as a shock.

She reveals, “The John Mayer incident was completely unexpected. I was shocked. And not so much for me, but for my husband and family. . . Todd was embarrassed that his family in Michigan would see it and think, What is going on over there in Hollywood?… What made it all even more surprising is that I haven’t had any contact with John Mayer in three years.

“You know how you’ll briefly get introduced to somebody? Maybe we chatted for five minutes, but I wouldn’t consider that intimate…. I think the only things that could have possibly have tied us together is that we were at the same hotel that weekend in question–which, by the way, my husband was with me there as well.”

The Giada At Home star also gives her opinion on where to find the best food.

The 40-year-old states, “There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal–nothing! When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, “Uh, my house.” It’s more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way. . . I went into this field to cook for people and see their smiles on their faces when they eat the food I prepared.”

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My husband really now..!!! Her husband is the head designer for Anthropolige Stores…He also is a workaholic.. so it is nice that they
both don’t feel the need to be at home all the time.. Sure she is busy
and so is he.. We are not living in the 50’s here.. People do move on
with their lives.. and it shows..As for John Mayer I doubt that one lasted
that long.. Where is the talk about Jade.. and where is she in these photos.


wow she’s skinny!


she is absolutely stunning but i can tell that they did some “computer magic” even on giada. as gorgeous as she is, she does not have a booty, per se! it’s kinda flat..and i don’t mean this negatively= my point is, it’s interesting that they do magic even on gorgeous people like her!

yes, i would love so see more photos of jade- she is stunning, too..where are they??? 🙂

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No need to explain yourself, Gaida.