How Giada De Laurentiis 'checked out' after divorce Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis wanted to be famous for more than just chicken piccata and lasagna rolls sultrily prepared on TV. Albeit not in the way she had hoped. The Uncensored History of the Food Network. They see it reflecting an aggressive desire to align herself with men who can help advance her career.
The book business is not what it used to be. And TV is hard work. The jilted wives reportedly discussed the possibility that De Laurentiis could get called into court to testify in what promises to be a battle royal for Farley.
The female chef has already been taken to the cleaners on her own breakup. Giamo is playing the pity card. Her attorney Barry S. Born in Rome and raised in Los Angeles from the age of 7, the daughter of actress Veronica De Laurentiis and film producer Alex De Benedetti was exposed to cuisine and entertainment at a young age.
Relationship rumors constantly swirl around Giada and Bobby Flay. In a world dominated by men, she was one of the few hotties at the stove. That caught the attention of an executive at the burgeoning Food Network, where the hunt was on for pretty faces. The recent divorce and spate of spicy publicity come at an inopportune moment: It represented a leap up from a career on TV soundstages, and she shrewdly negotiated a good deal.
In movie terms, she landed the kind of arrangement that superstar actors manage to swing when signing up for big-budget projects. Not exactly sweating it out in the kitchen, she swans through the dining room, poses for photos, and signs her eight cookbooks. Giada and Todd seemed to have a very good relationship. But people go through things in life. Certain people view particular moments as being their time.
Gruber, who once represented Cindy Crawford, likens De Laurentiis to a food version of the supermodel: Giada and the Food Network reach that same audience.