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Padma Lakshmi Talks About Her Fertility Struggles

Padma Lakshmi & Her Daughter Walk Through The East Village

Top Chef host and model, Padma Lakshmi, has a four year old daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, with whom she shares with her ex-boyfriend Adam Dell.  However, bearing her child wasn’t an easy task, as she had been diagnosed in 2006 with endometriosis, a uterine disorder.  Now a speaker for the MIT Center for Gynepathology Research, she speaks of her difficulties:

‘I went through five surgeries and a very painful divorce, and I was alone. And in the process of all these tests, I was told that I probably wouldn’t be able to have children. I just got so mad…  I was angry because I did have access to great healthcare. I was fortunate; I wasn’t living in a remote area of the world—[I was in] New York, LA, London. And like many women of my generation, you don’t investigate your fertility, then you don’t know until it’s too late.  I thought, How could I have gone through my life and not known about it? I thought other women should know about it.’

Lakshmi and Dell did not have an amicable parting- to the degree that Dell sued Lakshmi because she refused to put his name on the birth certificate and even told him that she hoped her then boyfriend, the late Teddy Forstmann was Krishna’s biological father.  Yikes.  Forstmann, who passed away in 2011 due to complications with brain cancer, left Krishna with a trust fund, despite the lack of official paternity.  He was a billionaire who had once dated Princess Diana.  Incidentally, Lakshmi was also once married to Salman Rushdie - author of The Satanic Verses.

The good news is that she has a healthy and beautiful daughter, despite all of her difficulties.  The romantical-side on the other hand… well let’s just hope she’s getting a handle on all of that.

Season 12 of Top Chef Boston premieres this fall.  I feel like the Voltaggio season was the peak for this show… and BTW… I love Michael Voltaggio AND his restaurant ink. in LA.

Padma Lakshmi & Her Daughter Walk Through The East Village

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Posted Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Richard Gere & Padma Lakshmi Secretly Dating?

Richard Gere & Padma Lakshmi Secretly Dating?

Are Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi dating in secret following his divorce from Carey Lowell? That seems to be the rumor making its way across the internet. Us Magazine reports:

Could Richard Gere’s new pretty woman come with a dash of spice and plenty of flavor? After Page Six reported that the 64-year-old actor is dating Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi in the midst of his divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell, Us Weekly confirmed the news.

“It started very recently and quietly,” a source tells Us. “It’s very new. I wouldn’t even go as far as calling them a couple. They are dating. It’s the first time Padma has dated anyone since Teddy [Forstmann], and it’s something she’s been approaching very, very delicately. They just getting to know each other. They’re just having fun.”

They certainly look like they would make a really cute couple, wouldn’t they? What do you think?

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Posted Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 11:11am
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‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi steps out in quite the interesting coat in NYC

Padma Lakshmi Steps Out In Soho

Wow…. that is one butt-ugly coat!

Padma Lakshmi Steps Out In Soho

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Posted Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 11:11am
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‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi takes her daughter Krishna out to ride her tricycle in New York City

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Posted Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 9:09am
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PICS: ‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi poses for Playboy!

‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi appears in the December issue of Playboy Magazine. The 42-year-old former model appears in the magazine dressed in lingerie.

In the accompanying interview, Padma opens up about her three-year marriage to British author Salman Rushdie (who was 23-years-older than her).  “Now there is somebody who has great wit and is a great flirt,’”she tells the magazine. “I don’t regret a day I spent with Salman, but it was tiring. He has a big life, and it only got bigger when we were together. I’m happy to have stood next to him holding his hand, but we were in very different parts of our lives.” Wow, that’s shocking. A man 23-years-older than you is in a different part of life? Ya don’t say!

The couple’s marriage lasted three years until 2007, with Padma going on to have a baby daughter Krishna, now two-years-old, by computer mogul Adam Dell.

Mid way through their marriage, Padma begun hosting duties for food competition show Top Chef which won the Emmy award for Outstanding Reality Competition programme back in 2010.

The tenth season of the show aired last week on U.S. network Bravo.

‘I can cook, but I’m not a chef and I don’t want to be,’ she admits to Playboy. ‘I never aspired to run a restaurant.

‘What I am is an excellent taster. I have an incredibly sensitive palate, which is why I can do what I do.

‘If I taste a dish, I can usually replicate the ingredients. And if I kissed you, I could probably tell what you had for lunch.’

Luckily, all that rich food doesn’t affect Padma’s svelte figure due to her ‘fast metabolism.’

She says: ‘I’m tall, and my digestive tract is ironclad and can really take a beating. Having been a model for 15 years, I also know a thing or two about how to dress if I’ve put on a few pounds.

‘And I usually gain between 10 and 15 pounds over six weeks each season. Then I spend 12 weeks working it off. But it’s worth it.’

The TV star admits that her model good looks makes her something of a man magnet, although she is usually unaware of her own attraction.

‘A lot of men get frustrated with me, actually, because I am like a guy,’ she says. Honestly, I’m like a truck driver trapped in this body. I don’t want to be your best friend. I don’t expect you to give me a birthday card or send me flowers.

‘Don’t get me wrong. That stuff’s nice, but I am a physical and sensual person. I love to be held. I love massages. I’m just not a Hallmark kind of gal.’

Padma, who hails from Chennai, India, also reveals what attracts her in a man.

‘I want someone who’s a challenging adversary, who can tease me and get away with it, who can flirt and make me think and laugh and blush,’ she says. ‘But there’s an art to that. You either have it or you don’t.

‘Sex is good when the attraction is good. It’s not a technical skill. If my mind is engaged, the body will follow.’

Playboy’s new issue hits newsstands Tuesday, November 20.

I like Padma, I think she’s a great host on ‘Top Chef’. Watching her private life, however, I have no clue how she’s attracted to the men she ends up with. Makes her look like a gold digger (most of her men are stupid rich). Maybe I’m just jealous? My mom always did say – marry for money, love will come later. :)


Posted Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 9:09am
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