Alex De Benedetti is famous as the celebrity father of Giada De Laurentiis. Alex is an actor and producer.
Some of his famous projects are Evil Dead 2 (1987), Fighting back (1982), and Pumpkinhead (1988). Alex was born in Italy.
He got married to Veronica De Laurentiis in 1970.
The couple had three children together: Giada De Laurentiis who was born in 1970, Dino De Laurentiis born in 1972 and Eloisa De Laurentiis.
The pair along with their children moved to the United States of America in 1977. Their fourth child Igor De Laurentiis was born in America.
The duo got divorced four years after the birth of their fourth child.
WHY DID VERONICA DIVORCE ALEX?
It was revealed that Alex had been sexually abusing their first-born daughter, Giada since she was 12 years old.
It was disclosed that Alex had been raping Giada three times a week by the time she reached 13 years old. This continued till his daughter’s high schooling ended.
Eventually, Giada gathered the courage to report her father to the treatment center, Stuart House.
Learning about this whole story, outraged Veronica decided to leave Alex and ended her marriage with Alex. Their children took Veronica’s last name after this.
Alex was found guilty of raping a minor in 1991 and was sentenced to jail for 14 years.
WHO IS HIS DAUGHTER?
Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian star chef, writer, and TV personality. She was born on 22nd August 1970 in Rome, Italy.
She used to host Food Network’s ‘Giada at Home.’ She also is regularly soon co-hosting on NBC’s Today as a guest host.
She has her own catering business “GDL Foods.”
She has also received several awards like Daytime Emmy Award in 2008 and Gracie Award in 2012 honoring her amazing hosting skills.
She also owns a few restaurants. Her first restaurant, Giada, which is situated in the Cromwell was inaugurated in May 2014.
Her second restaurant was started in early 2018 in Caesars Palace and is called “Pronto by Giada.”
In May 2018, she opened “GDL Italian by Giada” in Baltimore, Maryland. She is very famous on social media as well.
She has a huge list of followers of 2 million on her Instagram handle.
GIADA’S PERSONAL LIFE
Giada got married to the fashion designer Todd Thompson on 25th May 2003. She gave birth to Jade Marie De Laurentiis-Thompson.
Later on, 29th December 2014, she announced her separation from Todd via her website. They got divorced on 3rd September 2015.
Giada has been in a relationship with TV producer Shane Farley since November 2015.
Recently, Giada posted a picture with the love of her life, Shane, on her Instagram handle and captioned it,
“In Miami we turn up the heat.”
LAURENTIIS NAMED VISTA’S GODMOTHER
The world’s leading cruise line, Oceania Cruises, has named the Italian celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis as the godmother of its latest ship Vista, being introduced in May 2023.
Frank A. Del Rio, the president of Oceania Cruises said that they are thrilled that Giada is going to be joining them to welcome their first new ship in more than 10 days.
After being the godmother, Giada will invent two signature dishes that will be served in Vista.
She made an official announcement about this amazing news on her Instagram account and shared that it is an honor for her to be named the godmother of Vista.
The net worth of Alex De Benedetti is estimated to be approximately $1.9 million.
- His daughter Giada is currently 52 years old. She was born on 22nd August 1970.
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