The cook, restaurateur, TV personality and author wed the fashion designer in 2003 and the couple split last summer (Jul14). He filed for divorce in December (14).

They have agreed on joint custody of their seven-year-old daughter Jade Marie, and in a copy of the divorce judgment, obtained by, Thompson will receive $9,000 (£5,600)-a-month in child support and the couple's home in Pacific Palisades, California, complete with art and furnishings.

Giada also has to hand over 50 per cent of the unpaid advances to various cookbooks that are currently in the works to her ex-husband, but she gets all rights to an untitled Italian cookbook and her production company, Linguine Pictures, and GDL Foods, Inc.

De Laurentiis is the granddaughter of movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis, who died in 2010.