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Giada De Laurentiis Feels Like She's Finally Turned A Corner After Divorce

"All of us go through stuff."
Giada De Laurentiis admits she's had a "rough" year and a half. 
Giada De Laurentiis admits she's had a "rough" year and a half. 

Giada De Laurentiis admits she hit a bit of a rough patch after divorcing Todd Thompson, her husband of 11 years. Now, she feels like she's finally turning over a new leaf.

"I had a rough year and a half, no question," she told E! News recently. "But I think that all of us go through stuff. I checked out for a little bit. I tried to stay under the radar to protect my family and my daughter, mostly. But now I feel like I've turned the corner."

De Laurentiis, who finalized her divorce in September, has one daughter with Thompson. She has been linked to TV producer Shane Farley since November, and things seem to be going well for the pair.

"Life is fun and great and I have so much fun with my daughter and I have someone new!" she said.

Giada De Laurentiis and Shane Farley attend the Burger Bash beach party held in Miami in February. 
Giada De Laurentiis and Shane Farley attend the Burger Bash beach party held in Miami in February. 

Back in November, the Food Network host admitted she was really struggling with the split.

“We had been together since I was 19; I’m now 45," she told DR.OZ The Good Life magazine. "That’s a lifetime with someone. It was a very difficult time. I don’t have the answers; I’m figuring them out as I go. I’m also afraid, like many other women who go through this, and men, too, for that matter.”

De Laurentiis' advice for anyone going through divorce? "Life is a big adventure and yes, there are curveballs that come your way. Take a minute. Breathe deeply. But if you're healthy, you can get through anything in this life. You just can," she told E!

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