Giada De Laurentiis Divorce Finalized

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Giada De Laurentiis is officially divorced from fashion designer Todd Thompson, and the payout is big.

According to People, the Food Network star will pay Thompson $9,000 a month in child support, though they will share custody of daughter Jade Marie, 7. Thompson will keep their $3.2 million dollar home in Pacific Palisades, California.

There’s more. Because the couple didn’t have a prenup, Thompson will get 50 percent of the net royalties on all books De Laurentiis published while they were married and 50 percent on unpaid advances for pending cookbooks, the magazine reported. That total is more than $5 million. They will also divide a rainy day $2 million they have in a few banks.

De Laurentiis and Thompson were married for 11 years and announced their separation last July.

Now everyone can continue to “stir the pot” with the rumor that won’t quit: that De Laurentiis and the recently divorced Bobby Flay are “cooking up” something. (Dating.) Both of the celeb chefs have denied this, but when has that ever stopped the Internet from spinning?


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