NEW YORK (LALATE) – Giada De Laurentiis is denying a STAR allegation that she and John Mayer are cooking it up. Giada De Laurentiis laughed at the John Mayer report when questioned if she had found herself a new interest out of the kitchen. Giada De Laurentiis, who is married to Todd Thompson, reportedly “giggled” when asked if there was something on the front burner up with her and the singer.
Giada De Laurentiis and John Mayer appear in the November 22 issue of the magazine. In it the mag claims the two were at the Boom Boom Room in the New York Standard Hotel. A source tells the magazine that the two were getting friendly. Another says they were spotted at the Hotel Gransevoort that same night; Giada denies that.
A giggling Giada says she only saw Mayer at the Standard. She said “I just like his music. That’s all”. Giada is the granddaughter of Dino De Laurentiis and Italian film star Silvana Mangano.
She has a two year old child. On learning of her pregnancy, she told news at the time “When I found out I was pregnant I was in complete shock … I truly didn’t believe it. I honestly thought, ‘there has got to be a mistake.’”
UPDATE: Giada released the following statement.
“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.”
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