Giada De Laurentiis: "All Men Want To Be Treated Like Kings"

Giada De Laurentiis

The married TV chef reveals how she keeps her husband (and not John Mayer) happy.

If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach then we suspect Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis might know a thing or two about love. And, not surprisingly, the Italian-born chef offers up her own brand of marriage advice and how women can keep their husbands from cheating in the new issue of Redbook. (Although, sadly, the secret does not involve a fabulous tiramisu.)

Giada has been married to her husband, Todd Thompson, since 2003 and says the key to happy relationship is to put the focus on him.

"I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife," she explained, reports Celebitchy. "So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd’s wife and Jade’s mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles."

She added: "I try to be Giada, the young girl that he met 20 years ago and fell in love with...All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don’t indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them."

Giada also took the opportunity to deny the rumors that she cheated on her "king" with John Mayer, after rumors circulated last fall that the two hooked up at an NYC hotel.

"The John Mayer incident was completely unexpected," she said, adding that she barely even knows the singer. "I was shocked. And not so much for me, but for my husband and family … Todd was embarrassed that his family in Michigan would see it and think, 'What is going on over there in Hollywood?'"

It seems that King Todd does not like to be embarrassed, either, but we're guessing that Giada made it up to him with one of her signature Italian dishes.

When asked what her favorite restaurant is, Giada replied with "my house." (Or does she mean castle?)

"It’s more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way."

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