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Padma Lakshmi Won’t Stand For Breast Photoshopping

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Sure, if I was Paddy I’d be proud to show off every part of her body, cause the woman is gorgeous. BUT,  she’s especially proud to show off her nips, courtesy of Elle India.

“Yup those are my nipples. So what?” she captioned this photo on Instagram from the mag’s cover shoot. “We have all become so afraid of what a woman’s natural body actually looks like these days. Thank you @elleindiaofficial for not airbrushing them out!”

The Top Chef host (who visited Goa for the first time during her shoot, btw. NICE) also went on to explain her changing body in a playful way. “They used to be a bit higher but you know #littlehands, that thirsty little bugger!!!” she wrote of nursing her daughter Krishna, 6.

Get it, girl. Although, again, I feel like it’s not that much of a statement if the photo is still devastatingly sexy, is it?

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Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 10:10am
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Padma Lakshmi Didn’t Know Who Her Kid’s Father Was

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Woah, talk about drumming up some press for her book…

I do like Padma Lakshmi, but I hate what snippets these celebs have to “reveal” to garner attention for their book tours. This one, in particular.  Basically, she was told by her doctor she would never conceive “the old fashioned way.” So when she discovered she was pregnant in 2009, the news, she says, “sent a shock through my body…” because she didn’t know who the father was.

In her new memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate, Lakshmi reveals how soon after she got the news, “a question began to nag at my giddiness: not so much ‘How?’ but the far more uncomfortable ‘Who?’ ”

But the truth, she writes, “was that I didn’t know the paternity myself, until that September.”

Apparently, Lakshmi was dating IMG CEO and billionaire Teddy Forstmann and Adam Dell (the brother of Dell computer founder Michael Dell) at the same time. She says she was up front with both men, telling them she was dating other people. She broke it off with Dell but they kinda fell back together for a brief stint in June. People reports:

When she told Forstmann the news, he reacted with anger. “I saw his face go white, then beet red,” she writes. “It was as if the room could not contain him, or as if his body could not contain his fury at the information he had just received.”

After he took a paternity test that revealed he was not the father, Forstmann, “implored me to keep the results between us,” she writes, offering to raise the child as his own, but she could not agree.

Then, at a time when Lakshmi expected him to leave her, he accompanied her to her sonogram and said, pointing to the screen: “This is all we need to think about. This is all that matters.”

Looking back, Lakshmi says, “The fact that it was public was excruciating because it’s a very private matter but that was nothing compared to how I had hurt Teddy.”

Lakshmi dedicates her memoir to him and says the fact he stood by her, “was a great example of Teddy’s character.”

Agreed- the thing sounds a little dramatic. I wonder how Dell is involved in this kid’s life, if at all? Maybe it’s answered in the book.

Does this blurb make you want to read her memoir?

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Posted Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 10:10am
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Padma Laskhmi Was Told She’d Never Have A Child Naturally

Padma Laskhmi Was Told She'd Never Have A Child Naturally

Padma Lakshmi suffered from undiagnosed endometriosis as a young girl, but it was something that people didn’t speak out about. She said, “I had to stay home several days a month from school. I missed a week of my life for 23 years. It’s embarrassing. It’s something that is deeply private and personal.”

Her symptoms included cramping, bloating, excessive bleeding and severe abdominal pain. At the age of 36, she was diagnosed with endometriosis.

It wasn’t until she was 36 that Dr. Tamer Seckin identified her symptoms as endometriosis — which occurs when the uterine lining cannot be expelled with a woman’s period and grows outside the uterus — and performed surgery to remove the excess tissue. From there, Lakshmi partnered with Dr. Seckin to found the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

She said, “I wanted to raise awareness so that no girl has to wonder what is wrong with her like I did for so many years. I was told I would never have children naturally, that I only had a ten to fifteen percent of having them in vitro. When you’re staring down the barrel of your 40th birthday and you hear that you can’t have kids because this disease went unchecked and undiagnosed for so many years, it’s devastating.”

That is why she calls the birth of her daughter, Krishna, in 2010, “a miracle.” She says, “I’m so lucky to have her. Her middle name is Thea, which means ‘gift from God.’ ”

At just 5-years-old, Lakshmi’s “miracle” is getting in on her mom’s efforts. While Lakshmi plans the upcoming April 13 Blossom Ball to benefit the EFA, Krishna is also trying to do her part.

Recently, the proud mom says, “she was separating the coins from her piggybank and she said, ‘Mommy, you can have my money for your charity.’ She knows that Mom has a charity for women with ‘tummy aches.’ She wants to help.”

Good for her for raising awareness on such a sensitive women’s issue!

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Posted Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Padma Lakshmi & Richard Gere Call It Quits

Padma Lakshmi & Richard Gere Call It Quits

Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere have called it quits following six months of dating.

The two first started seeing each other this past spring, amid Gere’s divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell. Neither star ever acknowledged the relationship, nor were they photographed together in public, but a source told Us at the time that they were “having fun.”

“It started very recently and quietly. It’s very new,” the insider said in April. “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, who died in 2011], and it’s something she’s been approaching very, very delicately.”

The source added: “They’re just getting to know each other. They’re just having fun.”

So far, no information has been released as to why the former couple have gone their separate ways, so we will have to see if anything comes out in the wash. Do you have any theories on their split? Leave your comments below!

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Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:11am
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