The year 2019 was pretty big for Giada. One major thing that happened was that she finally filed for a restraining order against a crazed fan that had been terrorizing her life for over five years. The man started by sending frequent messages through her website, which, over time, became more and more personal and harassing.
At one point, the man even claimed he believed he was Jade’s father and showing up at appearances. Unfortunately, she nor her attorney showed up at the hearing for the restraining order, so it was dismissed.
The Rumor Mill
In 2014, when Giada had announced that she and Todd were splitting up, the rumors that were circulating were plenty, and old ones started to be talked about again. According to the media, she was having an array of flings with everyone from co-stars on Food Network to high-profile musicians.
One such musician included John Mayer, which she’d been rumored to be having a fling with all the way back in 2009. It wasn’t just one source, but rather several that speculated a relationship between them. "Star" magazine alleged they’d had a “steamy hookup” at one hotel in New York.
Raking in the Dough
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Giada’s current worth is somewhere around $30 million, thanks to her wide variety of income streams. Since she first got started in the business, she’s been a favorite and has become a staple in the industry.
She still trails behind the ultimate highest-paid Food Network star, the infamous Gordon Ramsay. Ramsay is said to have a net worth of nearly $220 million. Still, Giada’s TV appearances, books, and restaurants provide a nice income that allows her and her family a comfortable life.
A New Man
Giada met producer Shane Farley back in 2015. When the two started dating, she said they felt an incredible spark and that he made her feel “like a kid again.” Farley has won awards for his work behind-the-scenes on television, including working with huge stars like Wayne Brady and Tyra Banks, along with another big TV chef – Rachael Ray.
Now, he’s doing something that hits a little closer to home – or, much, much closer. He’s helping to produce Giada’s new show, which is filmed at their house.
The Birthday Girl
Giada’s love for her daughter, Jade, grows as much as she does every day. She’s recently turned 12, though it seems like she was just an infant in her mother’s arms yesterday.
For her birthday in 2019, she posted a throwback picture of her eating cake, while her lifestyle site, Giadzy, posted, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our favorite little sous chef & youngest Team Giadzy member, Jade! Happy big 11, and welcome to official preteen status.” She and mom truly cherish each other’s company, and they make a great team.