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Giada De Laurentiis Announces Split From Husband Todd Thompson

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06:  Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis (R) and designer  Todd Thompson attend BCBGMAXAZRIA fashion s
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis (R) and designer Todd Thompson attend BCBGMAXAZRIA fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis and husband Todd Thompson are calling it quits.

De Laurentiis announced her split from Thompson after 11 years of marriage in a Facebook post Monday night. They separated over the summer and have decided to end their union.

She also tweeted a "thank you" to her 1 million Twitter followers.

The 44-year-old met the fashion designer when she was in college and the two married in 2003. In 2008, they welcomed daughter Jade, now 6.

Last year, in an interview with Parade magazine, De Laurentiis credited Thompson with helping her balance parenthood and her career.

"I thought for sure when I had my daughter this career would have not gone away completely, but slowed way, way down. I didn’t think that I could do as much as I do. And truly, I can only do that because I have a great husband who really does support me and is able to get Jade up and the morning and put her to bed at night even with a full-time job of his own," she said. "I guess I never realized what a true partnership was until now, and I’ve been with my husband for 22 years! It wasn’t until Jade came along that we really started juggling all of these pieces. That’s been the biggest surprise.”

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