De Laurentiis and Thompson took their daughter to Knotts Berry Farm in their first public outing since divorcing

By Naja Rayne
Updated October 20, 2015 01:00 AM
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Food Network Star Giada De Laurentiis took a moment away from the kitchen for a day of fun at a local amusement park with her daughter and ex-husband Todd Thompson on Monday.

De Laurentiis shared the “mommy moment” on in a photo collage, featuring some highlights from their trip.

In one picture, the family smiles while on a roller coaster, as De Laurentiis’ daughter, Jade, 7, holds her hands in the air. The other two pics in the collage show Jade on swings and De Laurentiis and Jade from behind on another roller coaster.

This is the first time the TV chef and Thompson have been spotted together since their divorce was finalized in early September.

The couple separated in July 2014 after 11 years of marriage and De Laurentiis took to Facebook in December to announce their split to fans, writing, “Although our decision to separate comes with a great deal of sadness, our focus on the future and overwhelming desire for our family’s happiness has given us the strength to move forward on separate, yet always connected paths. Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything.”