Topic: gender roles

Giada De Laurentiis’ Relationship Advice: Downplay Your Success and Treat Men Like Kings

Giada De Laurentiis' Relationship Advice: Downplay Your Success and Treat Men Like Kings

Giada De Laurentiis, cookbook author and host of Everyday Italian on the Food Network, recently gave Redbook some of her tried and true relationship advice: downplay your success and “treat men like kings.” She says that in her own marriage (to Todd Thompson, a clothing designer who’s worked for Anthropologie), she tries hard to fulfill the traditional role of wife and mother. “I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife,” she told the magazine for their February issue. “So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd’s wife and [three-year-old daughter] Jade’s mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles.” More »