Giada De Laurentiis has finalized her divorce from Todd Thompson, and things got expensive.
The 45-year-old didn't have a prenup with her ex-husband and now he's making out like a bandit. According to TMZ, the chef has to pay the 52-year-old $9,000 a month in child support, and Todd gets to keep their $3.2 million house in Pacific Palisades.
Giada and Todd with their daughter Jade Marie, 7. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Giada gets all rights to one of her untitled cookbooks and her production company, Linguine Pictures – but she has to give Todd 50 percent of the unpaid advances to various cookbooks that are in the works.
The former couple called it quits at the end of December after 11-years of marriage. In a statement posted on her Facebook page, Giada wrote, "After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage. 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."
If Giada has learned anything, it's that it definitely pays to have a prenup!
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