The Food Network’s ‘Everyday Italian’ host Giada De Laurentiis is slamming a report in Star magazine that claimed she and singer John Mayer had an affair. Giada has a two-year-old daughter with husband and Anthropologie designer Todd Thompson. The statement on her web site reads:
It is a shame a media outlet such as Star needs to rely on disgraceful lies and hide behind false anonymous “sources” in order to entertain their readers. When the Star reporter approached Giada De Laurentiis on Sunday, while she was co-hosting a children’s cancer fundraiser, Giada responded unequivocally that she did not see John Mayer when she was in New York for the Food and Wine Festival. Furthermore, contrary to the claims of an anonymous “source”, at no time did Giada step foot in the Gansevoort Hotel. Giada indeed met John Mayer briefly at a charity event in 2007 but has not seen him since. To be clear, they are not friends and cannot even go so far as to call John Mayer an acquaintance. There is not a sliver of truth to Star magazine’s story. It is unfortunate Star would publish these malicious untruths without reporting the fact that Giada was with her husband Todd that weekend in New York, along with their family and friends. Giada De Laurentiis and her family deserve an apology and we demand an immediate retraction.
Giada also wrote on her Facebook:
I’m heartbroken this morning to find out how MALICIOUS the tabloids can be… I’ve been linked to John Mayer in NY last month…. I haven’t seen him since 2007!!!!