giada de laurentiis gi 300x450 Giada de Laurentiis: John Mayer rumors are 'malicious untruths'Giada De Laurentiis, known for her easy grin and approachable Italian cooking on Food Network, isn’t smiling following rumors spread by a tabloid.

The celebrity chef is firmly denying the Star’s story that she was seen being cosy with musician John Mayer in New York. In fact, she wouldn’t even consider them friends and was actually with her husband, Anthropologie designer Todd Thompson, during the weekend in question.

The full statement from De Laurentiis’ rep:

“It is a shame a media outlet such as Star needs to rely on disgraceful lies and hide behind false anonymous ‘sources’ in order to entertain their readers.

“When the Star reporter approached Giada De Laurentiis on Sunday, while she was co-hosting a children’s cancer fundraiser, Giada responded unequivocally that she did not see John Mayer when she was in New York for the Food and Wine Festival. Furthermore, contrary to the claims of an anonymous ‘source,’ at no time did Giada step foot in the Gansevoort Hotel.

]]>“Everyday Italian” and mentoring the finalists on “The Next Food Network Star.” [UPDATE: Yes, it’s “Everyday Italian,” not the erroneous “Easy Italian” as previously printed …  although her recipes are indeed easy to follow.] Follow Zap2it and Zap2itHanh on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest movies, TV and celeb news. Photo credit: Getty Images