Padma Lakshmi’s Ex Sues For Custody Of Her Baby

NEW YORK (AP) — “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi is steeped in a custody fight, and the ingredients are plenty complex.

Venture capitalist Adam Dell says in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York that a paternity test has shown he’s the father of Lakshmi’s 11-month-old daughter, Krishna. But he says Lakshmi is trying to cast financier Ted Forstmann in that role.

A spokeswoman said Lakshmi wants to protect Krishna’s privacy and work out “a fair and amicable agreement.”

Forstmann declined to comment through his office.

Dell wants custody and a change of the infant’s last name from Lakshmi to Dell.

Krishna was born Feb. 20. Dell’s lawsuit says Lakshmi has tried to minimize his role in the girl’s life and has encouraged her daughter to call Forstmann “Papa.”

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  • C.J.

    Did Dell get tired of banging Lakshmi?

    • Not bloody likely

      That would be akin to being tired of breathing.

  • Joe Sr

    I feel sorry for the baby. She does not know what is going on but it will affect her for the rest of her life.

  • Carlos Liriano

    to Dumba Merican


  • Dumba Merican

    ooh ooh ooh! celebrities. they are so interesting. that is why i worship them.

    there has been talk of a great presidential campaign: paris hilton & kim kardashian are talking of running in 2012. they are going to do a reality tv show about how they are not just brain dead socialites, and focus on how serious their political views are. and when they win, they’ll do a reality tv show from the oval office, focusing mostly on fashion and white house partying.

    • Snookie

      I am SO there! Hopefully I can become secretary of obesity!

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