PHOTOS Who is Giada de Laurentiis’ husband, Todd Thompson?

Giada de Laurentiis' husband Todd Thompson

Beautiful chef Giada de Laurentiis has attracted a bevy of admirers during her years on the Food Network… But, as most who watch her shows know, she is a married lady who recently celebrated 11 years of wedding bliss with husband Todd Thompson.

Giada, 44, and Todd, 51, actually began dating when she was a 19-year-old anthropology student at UCLA. After graduating, she moved to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu — which is likely when this “Flashback Friday” picture of her and Todd at the Louvre in 1993 was snapped.

Young Giada de Laurentiis and husband Todd Thompson

After graduating with her culinary degree, Giada moved back to California and settled down with Todd, who was establishing a career as a fashion designer. They married in 2003 and welcomed a daughter, Jade, in 2008.

Giada de Laurentiis Husband Todd and Daughter Jade Now 2014

Even though the pair has been together for more than two decades, Giada told Redbook in 2011 that she still strives to be “the young girl” Todd fell in love with.

“I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife,” she said. “So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd’s wife… I have no problem going back to those traditional roles… All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don’t indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them.”

For his part, Todd is a successful fashion designer who currently works for Anthropologie. He is also a proven adrenaline junkie in his free time who goes flysurfing, summits mountains and is an impressive skier.

Working the Terrain Park at Beaver Creek. Something tells me I was the only 50 year old in the Park.

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