Real Time Web Analytics Foodie Gossip: Giada "Squashes" Over-Cooked John Mayer Rumors

Friday, November 12, 2010

Giada "Squashes" Over-Cooked John Mayer Rumors

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis was rudely accused by iniquitous tabloid Star Magazine of cheating on her loving husband of seven years, Anthropologie fashion designer Todd Thompson, with musician John Mayer.

The Italian beauty has enough on her plate as it is, including mourning the loss of her grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis, without having to deal with ugly accusations of adultery. Giada and Thompson have a romance that has spanned over 20 years and share a young daughter, Jade Marie. She also stars in her own cooking show, “Giada at Home”, plays mentor to contestants on “The Next Food Network Star”, and is a culinary contributor on the "TODAY" Show. This is not a woman who has time to cheat and let alone with the constant-attention-seeking John Mayer.

While both De Laurentiis and Mayer denied any claims of an affair, we have to wonder if one of them did leak the story in order to cause a much-missed media frenzy. It wouldn't be the first time…

Giada’s rep released a statement to US Magazing clearly denying any connection between the food star and the musician: "When the Star reporter approached Giada De Laurentiis on Sunday, while she was co-hosting a children's cancer fundraiser, Giada responded unequivocally that she did not see John Mayer when she was in New York for the Food and Wine Festival. Furthermore, contrary to the claims of an anonymous “source,” at no time did Giada step foot in the Gansevoort Hotel. Giada indeed met John Mayer briefly at a charity event in 2007 but has not seen him since. To be clear, they are not friends and cannot even go so far as to call John Mayer an acquaintance. There is not a sliver of truth to Star magazine's story. It is unfortunate Star would publish these malicious untruths without reporting the fact that Giada was with her husband Todd that weekend in New York, along with their family and friends. Giada De Laurentiis and her family deserve an apology and we demand an immediate retraction.”

I have to agree. It’s pathetic what a cheesy tabloid will come up with to generate viewership.

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