Giada De Laurentiis Finalizes Divorce & Pays Through the Nose!

By Johnny Lopez


Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis just got served a cold dish of reality.

The Food Network star has officially divorced her fashion designer husband Todd Thompson, but since they didn't have a prenup, it's going to cost her millions.

According to court documents obtained by People, she will pay Thompson $9,000 a month in child support. They will also share joint custody of their seven-year-old daughter, Jade Marie.

Her ex - who is worth a reported $15 million - will also get to keep their $3.2 million Los Angeles home, $300K in art and other furnishings and membership to the fancy schmancy Bel-Air Bay Club.

Since there was no prenup - always get a prenup!- Thompson is entitled to 50% of the net royalties from all her books published during their 11-year marriage AND 50% of the advances for several books she has yet to publish. In total, her ex will pocket over $5 million from her publishing deals.

On the plus side, since they're both rich, neither has to pay spousal support.

Married since 2003, Giada announced they were splittling in December 2014.

"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."

Love costs, kids.



tags: Giada De Laurentiis, Divorce, Child Support