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Padma Lakshmi and her little girl are Shopping Pals

Padma Lakshmi and her daughter Krishna went shopping together in New York City on Saturday (March 22). At one point while leaving a store the Top Chef star made sure her 4-year-old had her coat on.

Padma went to Krishna’s school on Monday (March 24). She shared a photo via Instagram and wrote: “Career Day at little feet’s preschool. Trying to show-and-tell what I do for a living to a class of four year olds… #noyoucantlickthespoon #yesyoucan.”

Last year she shared how she lost her pregnancy weight.

She said, “I did all my usual workouts, but the most important thing was that I found an exercise buddy in my makeup artist, Michelle. Having an appointment with her makes me get to the gym. Instead of meeting friends for dinner or drinks, meet to work out! You can still spend an hour and a half chitchatting, but you’re getting in your reps too. Also, I always try to get enough sleep because the body holds on to more calories when it’s tired, and I tend to eat more when I’m tired. Rest is important to weight loss.

“It took 13 months to get the weight off. It was hard. I went from a size 4 to a size 14 when I was pregnant. What’s interesting, though, is that, in my experience, men don’t want skinny girls. When I was a size 14, I got much more attention from men than I do now.”

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Sexy Padma Lakshmi Has A Blast On The Beach

I love Padma Lakshmi. I think she’s absolutely stunning and man, does that lady every look killer in a bikini. These photos of Padma in Miami are among my favorite bikini shots, first because they’re shots of Padma and second because she looks like she’s having the time of her life in them. I love her smile. It’s just so sincere and from the heart. This isn’t a woman pretending to have a good time. This is a woman who is genuinely having a good time. I don’t think it would be possible for me to love these photos any more than I already do. I don’t get to write about Padma a lot on here. I hope that is starting to change.

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Celebrity Parents Rock The Emmy Awards

Call the babysitter, mom and dad are walking the red carpet!

Let's take a look at some of our favorite celebrity parents who were in attendance at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night (August 29) in Los Angeles.

Who was the best dressed? Who needs to fire their stylist?

Take a look through our slideshow and see who wore it best at last night's awards show.


Padma Lakshmi & Her Darling Daughter

So cute! Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi and her 4-month-old daughter Krishna were spotted boarding a helicopter in downtown New York this afternoon (July 9). The beautiful babe coordinated her hot pink hair bow with her protective ear wear.

The 39-year-old mom recently gushed about how her baby girl has changed her life, saying:

Everything is better with her around. Anything from the beginning of the day till the end."


Padma Lakshmi: Everything Is Better With Krishna Around

Padma Lakshmi is currently enjoying her sixth season as a host on the hit Bravo reality series Top Chef, taking on hosting duty after the first season. Along with her thriving career - including her own line of spices, tea, and bakeware - the 39-year-old former model also welcomed daughter Krishna Thea four months ago. In an interview with Popeater, the new mom is dishing on how life has changed since her birth.

On the best thing about being a mom: "Everything. Everything is better with her around. Anything from the beginning of the day till the end."

On putting her daughter first and being single: Right now I'm excited about making my daughter happy. Honestly, I live and die by the tiniest gestures and expressions on her face. I don't really have any attention span for anything else than her. Well, I do for my work, but someone was asking me this the other day, if my perspective about work had shifted, and it has. It's not that I'm not still interested in being good at my work and that I'm not ambitious, it's just for different reasons. Now, I want to do it so she'll be proud of me."

For the complete interview head over to Popeater...


Padma Lakshmi dating David Spade?


New mother Padma Lakshmi took a night off parenting duties to enjoy a candle lit dinner date with an unlikely companion – comedian David Spade.

The model and host of U.S. show Top Chef  tried to make a low-key exit from celebrity hotspot Koi last night with the diminutive Spin City star.

But the pair were caught on their way out and got into David’s Jeep together a few moments later.

Both stars have have a chequered history when it comes to romance.

David, has been linked to a string of famous women over the years including Heather Locklear, Nicolette Sheridan, Teri Hatcher and Krista Allen but he never married.

The 45-year-old, is is starring in the upcoming comedy Grown Ups with Adam Sandler, also became a father in 2008 when Playboy Playmate, Jillian Grace, gave birth to a baby girl, named Harper, nine months after their short affair.

‘I had a brief relationship with Jillian Grace. If it is true that I am the father of her child, then I will accept responsibility,’ Spade said at the time.

Lakshmi, 39, a former model, married British novelist Sir Salman Rushdie in 2004. Rushdie had been married 3 times before and the pair had a 23-year age gap.

They divorced in 2007.

In February she gave birth to a daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi.
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Padma Lakshmi Talks Body Image & Love

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi welcomed daughter Krishna three months ago, and like most celebrity moms, she felt pressure to return to her pre-pregnancy weight quickly. The 39-year-old suffered from endometriosis, which made for a "complicated" pregnancy followed up with six weeks of bedrest postpartum, making it impossible for her to lose the 25lbs. she had gained. Of accepting her post-baby body, Lakshmi told US Weekly,

The minute I wasn't bedridden... I got to work.... I was 25 pounds heavier than people are used to seeing me. There was nothing I could do about it, so I just accepted it. I just thought, I had a baby, that's way more important. Women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes and I wanted to show women that you can dress well, that you can still feel sexy, that you can still feel confident, and it was OK if my boobs were big because I was feeding another human being."

The new mom then gushed about spending time with her daughter, saying, "I love giving her a bath in the bathtub. I love just holding her and nursing her and falling asleep with her on my chest."

Krishna's father is Adam Dell, brother of media mogul/Dell computer founder Michael Dell. The two are not together, and according to Page Six, Lakshmi is smitten on billionaire venture capitalist Teddy Forstmann. She reportedly announced at a fundraiser, "I am lucky to have someone who unwaveringly gave me love and manly support -- and is also the person that I love. So thank you, Teddy."


Padma Lakshmi “Wants Nothing More To Do” With Adam Dell

Earlier this month, Adam Dell was revealed to be the biological father of Padma Lakshmi’s now 1-month-old daughter, Krishna Thea. According to a friend of the Top Chef host, the 40-year-old venture capitalist has been trying to “get back into [her] life” ever since – something that Padma, 39, has no interest in.

“Her relationship with Dell was nothing more than on-again, off-again flirting,” the source tells PEOPLE, adding that the fact he’s hired a publicist is “a disgrace”.

She moved on months ago. The only role he will have in her life going forward is as the biological father of her child. She wants nothing more to do with him.

Padma chose to keep quiet about the paternity of her child back in October when she announced her pregnancy and continued to remain silent as stories of Adam’s involvement surfaced, saying, “I have a newborn. I just want some peace and privacy.”

One source close to Adam claims he is merely “seeking more liberal visitation rights with his child”, denying his desire to reunite with Padma. The new mom’s friend says, “Adam… signed an agreement spelling out visitation and should live by it. Padma is.”


Will Padma Lakshmi Face Custody Battle With Adam Dell?

New mom Padma Lakshmi, host of the hit reality show Top Chef, may be in the early stages of a custody battle, reports Page Six. After keeping the identity of 1 month-old daughter Krishna's father a secret throughout her pregnancy, it was revealed in January that the father is Columbia Business School professor, and brother to billionaire computer mogul Michael Dell, Adam Dell.

Although sources revealed that the couple had an arrangement in place, claiming Lakshmi did not have any expectations from Dell, the 40 year-old professor has reportedly hired lawyer Bill Zabel to help him gain rights and become a part of his daughters life.

A source close to the Top Chef host says, "If Dell has changed his mind, that's his problem. They [Lakshmi and Dell] already have an agreement."

Daughter Krishna Thea is the only child for Lakshmi, who has struggled with infertility in the past due to endometriosis.

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Padma Lakshmi Wants “Peace And Privacy”

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the father of Padma Lakshmi’s daughter Krishna is American venture capitalist Adam Dell. However, the 39-year-old Top Chef host isn’t about to dish on the couple’s former relationship just yet.

“I have a newborn!” she tells PEOPLE. “I just want some peace and privacy.”

After announcing her pregnancy in October, the mom-to-be was about to keep quiet about the paternity of her child, but a source close to her confirms that Adam is in fact Krishna’s father.


Padma Lakshmi Slings Her Sweetie

New mom Padma Lakshmi was seen leaving Cipriani restaurant in SoHo, New York City on Wednesday (March 17) with her newborn daughter Krishna and her mother Vijaya. Little Krishna, who turns 4-weeks-old this Saturday, was snuggled up in mama's sling.

Adam Dell, who is rumored to be the father of Krishna, reportedly wants a larger role in his child's life. The venture capitalist is said to be negotiating with the gorgeous Top Chef host for visitation rights, weekends and vacations with baby Krishna.


Padma Lakshmi becomes a mom!

Padma Lakshmi has finally won the battle to be a mom. After years of struggling with endometriosis - a complex medical condition where the lining of the uterus grows in other areas of the body - the 39-year-old ex-model and Top Chef host gave birth to a healthy baby girl in New York City on Saturday. Padma’s rep has confirmed the news, adding that the baby has been named Krishna.

Daily Star reports,

The Indian-born TV chef, 39, announced in October (09) that she was expecting her first child, branding the pregnancy a “medical miracle” after years of struggling with endometriosis, in which the lining of the uterus grows in other areas of the body. She was reportedly hospitalised with complications last month (Jan10), but a representative for the Top Chef star has confirmed she gave birth to a healthy baby girl in New York City on Saturday (20Feb10).

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Padma Lakshmi Welcomes Daughter: Krishna Thea!

Padma Lakshmi has welcomed a baby girl named Krishna Thea Lakshmi, People reports.

Padma's first child was born late Saturday (February 20) in New York City. "Mother and baby are well and happy."

Padma has said the baby name "will be a classically Indian Sanskrit name.” The Top Chef star, 39, has remained mum on the identity of the baby's father.

Padma announced her pregnancy last October. The pregnancy was considered "a medical miracle," because Padma has struggled with endometriosis, a painful uterine condition that can lead to infertility.

Congratulations to the Lakshmi family!


Report: Father Of Padma Lakshmi’s Baby Revealed

Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi has been mum about the identity of her unborn baby's father, but a new report says the man responsible for the baby bump is venture capitalist / Columbia Business School professor Adam Dell, RadarOnline reports.

If his name sounds familiar, it is. The 40-year-old professor is the brother of billionaire computer mogul Michael Dell.

Lakshmi's reps said the Top Chef star “has no interest in sharing with the public the identity of the father. She asks that people respect her privacy."

The 39-year-old mom-to-be, who was once married to writer Salman Rushdie, is due next month.


Emmanuelle Chriqui crowned the Most Desirable Woman of 2010

emmanuelle chriqui top babe’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women Of 2010 list is out and it gives me great pleasure to report that the winner is Emmanuelle Chriqui. Over 6 million readers took part in the online poll to reveal their dream woman based on the qualities they most look for in a partner, including sense of humor, intelligence and character as well as their sex appeal.

After winning the honor, Emmanuelle came out with a winning statement to further validate our belief in her. In her own words,

Hearing what that vote is made of is the biggest compliment of all because it’s not just about being “hot” but about being a well-rounded woman. That’s really empowering — people recognize that I care about other things.

Supermodel Marisa Miller and leggy actress Kate Beckinsale clinched the second and third spot respectively. Quite surprisingly, last year’s runner-up Megan Fox missed even the top ten slot. She was placed number 11. Anyway, here’s a very big congrats to Emmanuelle! Hit the jump to see the other babes who made it to the top 20.
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Padma Lakshmi’s Baby Will Have A “Classically Indian Sanskrit Name”

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has kept rather hush-hush on the details of her pregnancy, however, she has says that her first child will definitely have a name which represents her culture.

“I’m going to name the child an Indian name – I’m Indian,” says the 39-year-old chef. “So don’t expect to see and Anglicized name – it will be a classically Indian Sanskrit name.”

Padma, who may have accidently revealed the sex of her baby during a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, says that it won’t be “a fancy name” but that “it will be after someone in [her] family”.

The father of her child, due this Spring, has not been revealed.


Is Padma Lakshmi Thinking Pink?

Is Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi having a girl?

Further footage from her recent interview with Jimmy Fallon shows the gorgeous mom-to-be possibly spilling the beans on the gender of her baby.

After commenting on the size of her uterus, the 39-year-old model and TV personality started talking about her unborn baby and seemed to catch herself after a few words. This led to some backstepping and Padma said, “She was kicking…uh…..he was kicking….I’m not saying which one……I use she and he intermittently!”

Do you think Padma accidentally spilled the beans on the baby's gender?


Pregnant Padma Lakshmi gets naked for Page Six


Fresh from confusing Jimmy Fallon as to whether he should get a hard-on or get grossed out when she appeared on his show last week wearing thigh-high boots and a mini skirt and talked about her basketball-sized uterus, 6-month pregnant Padma Lakshmi is now baring it all for NY Post’s Page Six wearing nothing but a few pieces of jewelery and gold sandals. In the interview she talks about still picking up the pieces from her 2007 divorce from Salman Rushdie, her love of nudity and her baby weight gain, but refuses to reveal the identity of her baby’s father:

“I like me better naked.”

“I don’t mean that in a vain way. When you put clothes on, you immediately put a character on…”

“Clothes are adjectives, they are indicators. When you don’t have any clothes on, it’s just you, raw, and you can’t hide.”


Padma Lakshmi Covers Page Six

Gorgeous mom-to-be Padma Lakshmi strikes a sultry pose on the cover of the new issue of Page Six magazine. The 39-year-old Top Chef host, who is expecting her first child, talks fame and food in the interview, and reveals why she doesn't mind the baby weight.

On her philosophy on looking good: “You can eat and work out, or you can be the person who only eats a cucumber every day. I’d get really irritable if all I ate was a cucumber, so I have to work hard.”

On her pregnancy weight gain: “One of the reasons I think I’ve gained weight pretty quickly during my pregnancy is that I’m not exercising as much as I do normally...I can’t. I’m feeling tired, and I have this business to run. You hope that with age, what you pay for in gravity, you gain in gravitas. I’m sure my thighs looked better when I was 25, but I think my mind is better today.”


Padma Lakshmi: “I’m Totally Blissed Out”

Pregnant Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (November 25) and talked about impending motherhood and the upcoming Chef finale.

Prior to her appearance on the show, the gorgeous 39-year-old mom-to-be posted the above picture on Twitter saying, "@jimmyfallon applying my makeup!! I think it's his calling.."

Jimmy asked about the baby, who Padma called both he and she, and if she's reading all the books. "I've read that my uterus is the size of a basketball," Padma said.

She said her pregnancy is going very well and wishes she could bottle the positive energy. "I'm totally blissed out," Padma gushed.

Padma, who is six months along, continues to remain mum on the identity of the father.


Padma Lakshmi Bumps Up The Glamour Awards

An expectant Padma Lakshmi was spotted arriving at the Glamour Women of The Year Awards in New York City on Monday (November 9). Celebs also in attendance included Rihanna, Amy Poehler and Serena Williams to name a few.

The 39-year-old mom-to-be recently told OK! that she’s not concerned about the baby weight.

I don’t expect my body to be exactly how it was before pregnancy. If it doesn’t, it’s okay. It’s a really small price to pay for me. I really want to be a mother. I’m really happy! I don’t care if I go up a size!”


Padma Lakshmi pregnant with first child

Tof Chef host Padma Lakshmi is pregnant with her first child. The 39-year-old model/host/author confirmed the news of her pregnancy via her rep, but preferred to remain mum about the identity of the baby’s father.

Us Magazine quotes her rep as saying,

Model, author, and Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi confirms that she is carrying her first child after years of struggling with endometriosis, a cause for which she has co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America.

As a result of her condition, this pregnancy has been referred to by her physician as nothing short of a medical miracle, and due to its delicate nature, we ask/implore the press to respect Ms. Lakshmi’s privacy at this time.

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Not to be outdone by Natalie Portman, Padma Lakshmi goes to DC naked….almost


As we said in the previous post, The Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner was a real borefest but for the Natalie Portman nipplegate photos. But just moments later, these images of Top Chef host, Padma Lakshmi, showed up and boy does she know how to get a dead ballroom to a standing room only in seconds flat.