She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC’s Today. Her parents were married in February 1970 but were later divorced. Her stepfather is producer Ivan Kavalsky. She later worked as a food stylist and was contacted by the Food Network after styling a piece in Food & Wine Magazine in 2002.
After their parents’ divorce, Giada and her siblings moved to Southern California where they took their mother’s surname. Her siblings include sister Eloisa, a makeup artist, and brothers Dino Alexander (a Hollywood film editor who died of melanoma in 2003) and Igor. Her stepfather is producer Ivan Kavalsky.