De Laurentiis named her daughter Jade, which in Italian would be Giada. Yep, she named her mini me after herself. Per Nameberry, the origin of this names is Spanish and means “Stone of the side” while Jade, the lovely green stone, is often associated with wisdom, justice, and courage. De Laurentiis is not alone is her love of this name. Bianca and Mick Jagger also were partial to this moniker, choosing it for their daughter all the way back in the 1970s. But it definitely suits De Laurentiis’ beautiful daughter and it is certainly a sweet way to create a strong maternal bond.
Apparently, mom and daughter have another thing in common, too: a love for cooking and food. And like all good love affairs, that shared passion started early. De Laurentiis told Redbook, “I give her little tastes of the food and she’s like, ‘Mmm!’ Sometimes there’s nothing on the spoon and she still goes, ‘Mmm!'” De Laurentiis also shared that Jade likes lamb and quinoa, proving she has quite the discerning palate. You may have even seen Jade on De Laurentiis’ show Giada at Home.