The sinking ship known as John Mayer was intent on taking down everyone it came in contact with this past year. Unfortunately, his reputation as a dirty dog started to get out of hand and along with actual hookups with people like Taylor Swift, there were fabricated rumors as well. One such rumor concerned Mayer hooking up with Food Network Chef Giada De Laurentiis at the Standard Hotel in New York last November. De Laurentiis, who is married and has a two-year-old daughter, quickly denied the claims, but in a recent interview with Redbook, clearly is still shaken up by the allegations.
De Laurentiis says she and her husband Todd Thompson were blindsided by the reports of an affair, and explains “The John Mayer incident was completely unexpected. 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?'” Embarrassment is really the only emotion one can feel when they get swept up in a John Mayer rumor, so there ain’t no shame there, Todd. De Laurentiis also said that though she has met Mayer once, there’s no logic to how how the rumors started. She says “the only things that could 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.” We’re inclined to believe Giada, but that’s mainly because we like her show and we really don’t want this incident to ruin the Food Network for us.
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