Giada De Laurentiis and Ex-Husband Reunite for Daughter Jade’s Birthday
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis and her ex-husband Todd Thompson reunited on Tuesday to celebrate their 8-year-old daughter Jade‘s birthday at an amusement park in Buena Park, California.
“Bday girl! #knottsberryfarm #happy8thbday @toddmthompson,” De Laurentiis captioned an Instagram photo of herself, Thompson and Jade sporting big smiles.
The sharing didn’t end there, though. The proud mother posted another photo, showing herself and Jade with their hands up on a roller coaster. She captioned the snap: “Hands up!! #bdaygirl #knotsberryfarm.”
In another snapshot, the proud parents held Jade over a birthday cake while the now-8-year-old blew out a candle.
“Bday wishes! #happy8thbday #growingupsoooofast!” De Laurentiis wrote alongside the photo.
This isn’t the first time the family has taken to the amusement park for a day of fun. Last October, De Laurentiis, Thompson and Jade enjoyed a day of fun at the California hot spot. It marked the couple’s first public appearance since finalizing their divorce in September.
The couple separated in July 2014 after 11 years of marriage.
De Laurentiis announced the split to fans in a Facebook post in December, telling fans that she and Thompson treasure their memories with their daughter more than anything.
“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,” she wrote. “Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything.”
— Char Adams