Giada de Laurentiis, husband separate after 11 years

By Danielle Haynes  |  Dec. 29, 2014 at 10:12 PM
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NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis and her fashion designer husband Todd Thompson are splitting up after 11 years of marriage.

The celebrity chef broke the news Monday on her Facebook page.

"After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," she wrote. "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. Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything. We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change."

The couple's daughter, Jade, is 6 years old.

De Laurentiis is host of the Food Network series "Giada at Home."

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