HOST Giada de Laurentiis has announced her departure from the Food Network.
After working for the channel for about 21 years, Giada, 52, revealed her new career move in an Instagram Story.
In her post, the Everyday Italian star gushed: “Big week! Super excited for what’s to come!”
The ex-Food Network star has signed a multiyear production deal with Amazon Studios, according to Deadline.
Under her new contract, the hostess will develop and executive produce original unscripted programs.
Lauren Anderson, the head of AVOD Original content and programming at Amazon Studios, told the publication: “We look forward to developing an exciting slate of projects with Giada as she expands into new areas and we broaden our portfolio of cooking and lifestyle content.”
Gia added: “I’m looking forward to this next chapter.”
“I’ve been a fan of Amazon for a long time, and I’m excited about what we will accomplish together.”
A spokesperson from Food Network confirmed to PEOPLE that the channel and its star are parting ways.
The rep said: “Giada De Laurentiis is culinary royalty, someone who has taught audiences how to properly pronounce every cut of pasta imaginable for nearly two decades.
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“Food Network will always be proud of the beautiful content we have created together, and our table will always have an open seat for Giada.”
Her shows, such as Giada at Home and Giada Entertains, will still air on Food Network and Discovery+.
HER PERSONAL LIFE
Giada married fashion designer Todd Thompson in May 2003.
The former couple shares one child: a daughter named Jade.
In 2014, Giada confirmed her split with Todd as their divorce was finalized the following year.
Giada has been romantically linked to The Rachael Ray Show executive producer Shane Farley, 50, since late 2015.
The two met after Shane was hired to produce a talk show series centered around Giada and fellow celebrity chef Bobby Flay, 58.
Ultimately, the networks behind the concept did not follow through with the development.
They crossed paths again when Giada was a guest on the lifestyle program, FABLife, from Tyra Banks, 49, and Chrissy Teigen, 37, in November 2015.
In February 2018, Shane revealed to PEOPLE how the two ended up dating.
He said: “I just thought she was really smart and funny, and I thought, ‘God, she would be a great host for a show.’
“We would bump into each other, we would grab a drink. We were just friends, and then, eventually, we started dating.”
He concluded: “Giada is one of the most positive people I have ever met.”
“She is warm and absolutely beautiful — what you see on the outside is there on the inside as well.”