Who is Glada De Laurentiis?
Glada De Laurentis is a famous Italian-American chef, writer, and television personality. She is the founder of the catering company, GDL Foods. She often appears as a contributor on NBC’s Today and co-hosts special episodes as a guest.
Glada is a renowned celebrity chef with an outstanding background in culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and a distinctive, approachable charm who consistently demonstrates her talent and openness.
She hosted Giada at Home on the Food Network for 21 years until February 2023 when she accepted a multi-year contract to develop and produce unscripted programs with Amazon Studios.
Glada De Laurentiis Age
De Laurentiis is 52 years old. She was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Italy.
Glada stands at an average height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m).
Glada De Laurentiis Education
De Laurentis graduated from Marymount High School and later enrolled at the University of California, where she received her bachelor’s degree in social anthropology.
Glada De Laurentiis Parents, Ethnicity
De Laurentis was born to actress Veronica De Laurentiis and Alex De Benedetti. Growing up, she spent much time at her grandfather’s restaurant, DDL Foodshow, and frequently found herself in the family’s kitchen.
Her parents were married in February 1970 but were later divorced. Giada and her siblings went to Southern California after her parents’ divorce, where they adopted their mother’s last name.
Talking of her heritage, Glada is from a mixed ethnic background. Her maternal great-grandmother was English and her grandmother was British-Italian film star Silvana Mangano. Her paternal grandmother was also English.
Glada De Laurentiis Husband
De Laurentis is not married at the moment but she is in a romantic affair with Shane Farley. They started dating in November 2015 and they have been together ever since. Shane is a television producer.
Glada De Laurentiis Net Worth
Glada has a net worth of $30 million as of 2023. She generates her income from her career as a chef, writer and television personality.
Where is Glada De Laurentiis Going After Leaving Food Network?
Glada De Laurentiis has been a fan favorite since her debut on the Food network in 2002. She was spotted by a business executive, according to the Food Network website, who had read about her in a Food & Wine story.
On her first program for the network, Everyday Italian, she offered go-to recipes influenced by her Italian heritage and family. Following the initial popularity, her 2008 debut of Giada at Home showcased her preparing meals for friends and family.
Over the last twenty years, she has appeared on several programs such as Giada Entertains, Giada’s Holiday Handbook, Giada in Italy, and Food Network Star.
Glada will no longer work on new projects for the Food Network after serving there for 21 years as a host and chef personality. She agreed to a multi-year deal with Amazon Studios to produce unscripted television programs.
However, reruns of her programs, such as Giada at Home and Giada Entertains, will still continue to air on Food Network and discovery+.
She announced the news in an Instagram post, along with the details of her new contract, with the following caption; “Big week! Super excited for what’s to come! @amazonstudios.”
Who is Glada De Laurentiis’ Ex-Husband?
Glada’s first husband was Todd Thompson, a fashion designer. They were married in May 2003, and on March 29, 2008, their daughter Jade Marie De Laurentis-Thompson was born.
She has said that having a child has been a unique experience, but she has also said that she has no plans to have any more kids.
De Laurentiis revealed on her website on December 29, 2014, that she and Todd had ended their marriage after separating in July of that year. Their divorce was finalized on September 3, 2015.
How Many Siblings Does Glada Have?
Glada has a sister named Eloisa and two brothers namely Dino and Igor. Sadly, her brother, Dino died of melanoma in 2003.
Where Did Glada Go to College?
Glada graduated in 1996 from the University of California with a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology.