Rosie O'Donnell And Giada De Laurentiis' Feud Explained

It's hard not to love Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis with her bubbly personality, incredible Italian dishes, and seemingly picture-perfect life. But is that much-adored image one that she actually cultivates in real life — or is it just something that she portrays on TV? Because as it turns out, there is a whole list of celebrities who don't like the star, for reasons varying from claims of infidelity (there are rumors that she was involved with both Bobby Flay and Matt Lauer when the men were married to their respective partners), to her passive-aggressive comments (remember when she asked Nicole Kidman if she had ever cooked food before?). And Rosie O'Donnell is on that list.

The talk show host has had her own beef over the years — most famously, her years-long feud with Donald Trump. But her rumored problem with De Laurentiis is definitely a strange one, particularly considering the chef's longtime boyfriend, Shane Farley, served as a producer on two of her talk shows. Let's uncover the strange story below.

Giada de Laurentiis wasn't 'welcome' at Rosie O'Donnell's party

Back in June 2016, as the story goes, Rosie O'Donnell was set to have a big bash in New York City celebrating the 20th anniversary of her talk show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show. O'Donnell invited "all past crew and staff," according to Radar Online. This included Giada De Laurentiis' boyfriend, Shane Farley, who worked on the series. Despite the extended invite, however, O'Donnell reportedly made it known that no plus-ones were allowed. But that didn't stop De Laurentiis from apparently wanting in.

In fact, as Radar Online claimed, the celebrity chef still planned on attending the celebration — something that O'Donnell wouldn't stand for. "This is a huge mistake. It's Rosie's party and she will kick her out," a source told the gossip site. "She isn't welcome. She is not invited and has never worked on her show." The same insider declared, "Just because she's a famous chef doesn't mean that she is welcome!"

Unfortunately, in the time since, there seemed to be no follow-up on the story — did De Laurentiis ever crash the party? Was O'Donnell pissed? — so as to what actually wound up going down, we may never know.