Giada, her husband Todd and their daughter, Jade live in LA currently. Giada De Laurentiis was born in Rome but has always had ties to the film industry in California. She is the granddaughter of Dino De Laurentiis, the famous film producer. She graduated from the University of California with an anthropology degree but also trained a Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She continued her training at the Ritz Carlton and Spago in Beverly Hills upon her return to the U.S. She founded GDL Foods her catering company in LA at a later date.