Giada De Laurentiis Partied With Bobby Flay Before Announcing Split

She announced the divorce via Facebook Monday

By Francesca Bacardi Dec 31, 2014 1:50 PMTags
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Different strokes for different folks!

The night before Giada De Laurentiis announced her divorce from husband Todd Thompson, she didn't wallow or have a low-key evening—she partied with chef Bobby Flay!

According to reports, the Food Network star was spotted at exclusive restaurant Cecconi's at Soho Beach House Miami with Flay. The Throwdown With Bobby Flay chef has been married to actress Stephanie March since 2005. The cooking duo arrived after attending a work event together, and De Laurentiis seemed to be "in good spirits" despite her impending news.

In such a good mood, the Giada at Home host toasted her co-worker with some wine.

"It looked like a friendly dinner," a source told Page Six. "Giada was super nice, but she definitely had a few drinks. She tripped over her feet on her way out of the restaurant, and Bobby let out a laugh."

Flay's rep told Page Six that the dinner was just "two colleagues and old friends had a quick dinner."

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De Laurentiis announced her separation via Facebook Monday, but her husband filed for divorce the very next day. Their date of separation was listed as July 15 after 11 years and two months of marriage. They share a daughter, Jade, together.

"After an amicable separation since July, Todd and I have decided to end our marriage," De Laurentiis wrote on Facebook. "Although our decision to separate comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family's happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet always connected paths.

"Todd and I share a beautiful daughter together," the restaurateur continued, "and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything. We are so thankful for our friends and family, and really appreciate the support in this time of change."

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