Giada De Laurentiis is Redbook Magazine’s Feb. 2011 covergirl! In addition to making a fab on the cover, the head-turning but very married Food Network hostess opens up for the first time about an “embarrasssing” Star Magazine report romantically-linking her to guitar-strumming womanizer John Mayer.
Giada says she was floored when fairytales of her reportedly spending the night in a Manhattan hotel with Mayer were plastered across newsstands last fall.
“The John Mayer incident was completely unexpected. I was shocked. And not so much for me, but for my husband and family,” De Laurentiis explains. “Todd was embarassed that his family in Michigan would see it and think, What is going on over there in Hollywood?… What made it all even more surprising is that I haven’t had any contact with John Mayer in three years. You know how you’ll briefly get introduced to somebody? Maybe we chatted for five minutes, but I wouldn’t consider that intimate…. I think the only things that could have possibly have tied us together is that we were at the same hotel that weekend in question–which, by the way, my husband was with me there as well.”