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Giada De Laurentiis Covers 'Redbook' February 2011

Giada De Laurentiis Covers 'Redbook' February 2011

Giada De Laurentiis is pretty in pink on the cover of Redbook magazine’s February 2011 issue.

Here’s what the 40-year-old chef and television personality had to share:

On cheating rumors: “The John Mayer incident was completely unexpected. I was shocked. And not so much for me, but for my husband and family. . . Todd was embarrassed that his family in Michigan would see it and think, What is going on over there in Hollywood?… What made it all even more surprising is that I haven’t had any contact with John Mayer in three years. You know how you’ll briefly get introduced to somebody? Maybe we chatted for five minutes, but I wouldn’t consider that intimate…. I think the only things that could have possibly have tied us together is that we were at the same hotel that weekend in question–which, by the way, my husband was with me there as well.”

On balancing career, marriage and motherhood: “I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife. So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd‘s wife and Jade‘s mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles. I try to be Giada, the young girl that he met 20 years ago and fell in love with. All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don’t indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them.”

On cooking: “There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal–nothing! When people ask me what the best restaurant in L.A. is, I say, ‘Uh, my house.’ It’s more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way. . . I went into this field to cook for people and see their smiles on their faces when they eat the food I prepared.”

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  • http://Ta Duncan ^_^ cute

    new Cover?

  • http://- CopyCat

    I have to vomit violently!!!

  • L

    Is she pregnant? She looks pregnant on that cover, very weird (if she’s not).

  • Thai

    She is/looks deformed.

  • Michelle

    She looks like a Bratz doll!

  • sea

    Very awful cover

  • bobble head

    shes been linked to sooo many guys i find this timing suspect….
    she’s a whore

  • http://j ivanka

    she looks like elizabeth alvarez

  • Allie

    she should have ignored it. commenting on something like that makes you look guilty.

    and theres nothing wrong with being a strong women – so why does she have to go back to being just his wife, or just a mother when shes home??? that seems odd to me.

  • girly guy

    is that a baby bump?

  • baby bump

    it’s not a baby bump
    she admitted she never wanted kids in the first place
    and she’ll never have another one.
    hate her

  • LennY

    @baby bump: Wow, if she said, she never wanted kids and had one why didn’t she use protection? Hope the kid don’t hear this.

  • *~*+*~*

    dumb woman

  • *~*+*~*

    I’m dumb

  • hotbitch

    I don’t know how/why they approved that cover. I’ve noticed before that she has a small little pooch but that dress and pose just draw attention to it. And I kinda get what she’s saying that a man still wants to feel like a man. However, I’m not treating a man like a king if I’m not treated like a queen. That goes both ways. I’m just not a traditional kind of girl in that sense. I believe in equality at home.

  • lar

    Dumb beaked nose trollop

  • AH

    Loho – zers!

  • baby bump
  • jane

    i would live my husband for John Mayer ..only to have the possibility!…hot hot guy!

  • laurie

    She’s annoying!!!

  • oy

    @ baby bump

    Learn how to READ. All it says is her baby was a surprise but they were excited to have her. You are so judgmental, for no reason other than your own misery. Just shows what kind of person you are.

  • :)

    i love giada and think she’s a classy lady. don’t know why there is so many negative comments. and yeah just because they didn’t plan on having children doesn’t mean that they didn’t want their daughter. and i like how she handled the john mayer rumours. she seems like the normal down to earth (non hollywood) type of person that doesn’t go there…

  • Anon

    The interview is unintentionally quite telling, I think she had an affair…

  • sad


  • helen

    is she pregnant? What’s up with the belly?