Giada De Laurentiis Officially Divorced, Will Pay $9K a Month to Ex in Child Support

by Antoinette Bueno 10:25 AM PDT, September 04, 2015
Playing Giada De Laurentiis Officially Divorced, Will Pay $9K a Month to Ex in Child Support

Giada De Laurentiis is officially a single lady.

The 45-year-old celebrity chef's divorce from her ex, 52-year-old Todd Thompson, was finalized on Wednesday, Sept. 2, according to court documents obtained by ET.

Giada and Todd, a fashion designer, had been married since May 2003 before announcing their separation last December. The two had no prenup.

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Giada will pay her ex $9,000 a month in child support for their 7-year-old daughter, Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson. Todd will also get to keep their home in Pacific Palisades, California, valued at $3.2 million, and 50 percent of the unpaid advances to several of Giada's upcoming cookbooks, which is actually valued at over $5 million.

However, Giada will get all the rights to her production company, Linguine Productions, and GDL Foods, Inc.

Neither will receive spousal support, and the two will share custody of Jade.

"Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything," Giada said in a statement announcing their split last December, also revealing that they had actually been separated since last July. "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."

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