Giada De Laurentiis Shares a Rare Throwback Photo from Her Life as a New Mom
"Hard to believe she was ever this small," the chef wrote on a photo with her daughter Jade, now 10.
Giada De Laurentiis is remembering some simpler times.
The Food Network star shared a sweet throwback photo from her life as a new mom with daughter Jade, now 10. The picture shows De Laurentiis rocking her natural curls and wearing a navy tracksuit while feeding her daughter a bottle.
“#tbt hard to believe she was ever this small 💕,” she wrote on Instagram with the hashtags #mommymoments and #mygirl.
“I bought Jade a little purple ceramic knife and she just loves it,” De Laurentiis told PEOPLE in March. “She’s like ‘What can I chop? What can I cut?’ It makes her excited about what she’s going to make, and then she’s more apt to actually try new things and eat her dinner.”
The fifth-grader has also formed a special bond with the chef’s boyfriend Shane Farley, a TV producer. “Jade has got two amazing parents, so I can be a part of her life without any pressure,” Farley told PEOPLE. “I really enjoy hanging out with her.”
“She’s just a great child,” he continued. “She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s adorable.”
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De Laurentiis has called single parenting “tricky,” so she’s learned when to ask for help.
“What’s helped me be successful is being okay with knowing I can’t do it all. I have a wonderful team of people around me that help me every day. Getting along with my ex-husband really helps as well,” she said of Thompson, whom she split from in 2014. “We’re supportive of each other and, in turn, supportive of Jade.”