Giada De Laurentiis and her ex Todd Thompson reunite at the graduation of their 14-year-old daughter, Jade

Giada De Laurentiis and Ex-Husband Todd Thompson Reunite to Attend Their 14-Year-Old Daughter’s Graduation…and Chef Shane’s New Beau Is There, Too

Giada De Laurentiis and ex-husband Todd Thompson stood together at 14-year-old Jade’s college graduation.

As the former couple celebrated their daughter’s milestone moment, their teenage daughter could be seen beaming standing between her parents.

“I can’t believe how fast time flies! So proud of you Jadey! ♥️ Let’s move on to the next exciting chapter – Grade 9!! ‘ the Italian-American chef, 51, captioned a slideshow full of photos and videos from the opening ceremony.

All together! Giada De Laurentiis and ex-husband Todd Thompson pulled together while reuniting at 14-year-old Jade’s college graduation

In the snaps, the Food Network star wore a low-cut peplum dress with a floral pattern and peep-toe pumps, which showed off her red pedicure.

Her posed mini-me looked stunning in a white dress with a fringed hem and flower crown.

Thompson cut a great figure in a beige jacket, white dress shirt, dark wash jeans and black Gucci loafers.

Her current love: Shane Farley, the current beau of Giada, was also at the graduation

Her current love: Shane Farley, the current beau of Giada, was also at the graduation

“I can't believe how fast time flies!  So proud of you Jadey!  ♥️ Let's move on to the next exciting chapter - Grade 9!!  ' the Italian-American chef, 51, captioned a slideshow full of photos and videos from the opening ceremony

“I can’t believe how fast time flies! So proud of you Jadey! ♥️ Let’s move on to the next exciting chapter – Grade 9!! ‘ the Italian-American chef, 51, captioned a slideshow full of photos and videos from the opening ceremony

Growing up: Her mini-me looked gorgeous in a white dress with a fringed hem and flower crown

Growing up: Her mini-me looked gorgeous in a white dress with a fringed hem and flower crown

Along with walking across the stage to receive her diploma, Jade also gave a speech to her classmates and loved ones.

“I’ve often heard the phrase ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Probably even more because of the pandemic. But even since the pandemic, I often hear this phrase, ”she began. “Well, I don’t think that’s accurate.”

The high school freshman went on to explain that she and her peers, many of whom had attended the same school as her since kindergarten, always knew how “happy” school had made them.

Ready: In addition to crossing the stage to receive her diploma, Jade also gave a speech in front of her classmates and their loved ones

Ready: In addition to crossing the stage to receive her diploma, Jade also gave a speech in front of her classmates and their loved ones

The high school freshman went on to explain that she and her peers, many of whom had attended the same school as her since kindergarten, always knew how much school had made them

The high school freshman went on to explain that she and her peers, many of whom had attended the same school as her since kindergarten, always knew how “happy” school had made them.

She noted that many of them feel the sense of “family” at St. Matthew’s.

Her parents, who divorced in 2015 after nearly 12 years of marriage, cheered her on in the audience every step of the way.

Jade’s mother recently opened up about their very close bond and passion for cooking.

“I thought maybe she wouldn’t want to cook like me because she would want to do her own thing, but she loves what I do so much and wants to be by my side every day,” Giada told Parade when her daughter was only five years old.

Following in her mother's footsteps: Jade's mother recently opened up about their very close bond and shared her love of cooking

Following in her mother’s footsteps: Jade’s mother recently opened up about their very close bond and shared her love of cooking

“I thought maybe she wouldn’t want to cook like me because she would want to do her own thing, but she loves what I do so much and wants to be by my side every day,” Giada told Parade when her daughter was only five years old

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