Nobody will ever tell you that marriage is simple, but just in case there was any doubt, another American couple files for divorce every 13 seconds, based on the family law experts at Wilkinson & Finkbeiner. Furthermore, 67% of first marriages will dissolve in just about any given 40-year period, and the typical initial wedding that ends in divorce only lasts eight years on average.
So, before we dig in to find out why Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson split up, perhaps we should start by congratulating the former couple on their long-lasting union. They were wed in 2003 and remained together until their separation in 2014, which has been accompanied by their separation in 2015.
As the Italian-born granddaughter of renowned film producer Dino De Laurentiis and arguably the smallest woman to ever become a Food Network megastar, Giada is of course anything but average. And therein lies the problem. Given that everything that can go wrong in a typical marriage may happen in celebrity marriages in front of the entire world, marriage is already difficult, but celebrity marriage is significantly worse. And after all that we’ve seen, we can finally claim to understand Giada’s divorce’s causes.
Giada De Laurentiis was a UCLA anthropology major with a different career path in front of her when she first met Todd Thompson, who would later become her husband.
Thompson, who is nearly seven years De Laurentiis’ senior, had just begun his work as a fashion designer at the time, while De Laurentiis hadn’t yet realized that cooking is her true vocation. She soon realized this, though, and left for Paris to enroll at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu cooking school before coming back to Los Angeles to start her culinary career. After that, De Laurentiis didn’t make her television debut until 2002.
As you can see, De Laurentiis and Thompson had been dating for well over a decade by the time they decided to get married in 2003. During that time, they had to deal with stressors like college exams, a hard relationship, job uncertainty, and other issues.
the spouse’s stunning success. You might think that would make their connection stronger, but De Laurentiis’ prospects of getting married for the rest of her life may have been harmed by the fact that she met her husband when she was so young and well when her star had begun to grow. A divorce once that partner achieves fame is also not unheard of.
Todd Thompson and Giada De Laurentiis belong to very different or diverse backgrounds.
So according to Dr. Amie M. Gordon, studies have shown that relationship success may frequently be anticipated based on how similar the individuals’ backgrounds are for instance, their religion and social status.
She wrote about this in an article for Psychology Today.
Couples with more similar opinions, principles, and backgrounds typically experience so much lasting satisfaction, companionship, affection, and love while also being less likely to break up. That didn’t work in Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson’s favor.
De Laurentiis, an Italian native, didn’t come to the United States until the age of 7 years old. Thompson is from the Midwest; in contrast to De Laurentiis, who comes from the Hollywood De Laurentiis dynasty, whose patriarch was De Laurentiis’s grandfather, Thompson’s Michigan-based family is not at all used to the somewhat hedonistic habits of Hollywood. Additionally, Thompson knew nothing when he met De Laurentiis, except what he understood about cuisine.
The couple’s relationship may have been affected by Giada De Laurentiis’ career concentration.
Detachment from a job appears to be crucial to loving relationships, as Dr. Theresa E. DiDonato noted in Psychology Today. According to Dr. DiDonato, partners in healthy relationships must be present at home, concentrating on their relationship and if they have children. As during 11 years of her marriage, Giada De Laurentiis’ presence at home, while she wasn’t working, is unknown, as is the extent of her presence. We just want to know whether De Laurentiis found any time to be at home.
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