Last October when we learned that model and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi was pregs with her first child the identity of the father was not disclosed. In February when Padma gave birth to a baby girl she named Krishna Thea, we still didn’t know who the father is. Just about a week ago, we got our first look at little Miss Krishna and STILL we didn’t know who the father is … but today, The New York Post (by way of People magazine) puts that mystery to rest. According to the mag, the father of Krishna Thea is an investment banker dude named Adam Dell. Here is a pic of Padma with little Krishna on board out and about in NYC yesterday and the babydaddy deets from People mag:
The identity of Padma Lakshmi’s daughter has finally been revealed: Adam Dell, a venture capitalist who splits his time between Austin and New York City, fathered baby Krishna, a source confirms to PEOPLE. Though the Top Chef host announced her pregnancy October, she was mum about the father’s identity. According to the source, Lakshmi, 39, and Dell, 40, are trying to work out visitation rights with their daughter, who will be a month old March 20. Dell would like “more time and involvement with the child,” says the source. “It’s all in negotiations. They are trying to work it out. They are trying to avoid anything messy” … The baby’s father was first reported by the New York Post.
A-ha! At last the mystery has been solved. It was speculated that the babydaddy might turn out to be Laskshmi‘s ex-husband Salman Rushdie but this makes more sense. It’s unfortunate that there seems to be discord about visitation rights but I hope that things are sorted out in the best interests of the baby.