Lakshmi, 39, was first seen with Dell about two years ago at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, while she was seeing Teddy Forstmann, the owner of the IMG talent agency. After a month, Dell and Lakshmi were spotted with Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley at Evelyn Lauder's party for breast cancer research.
And now that Lakshmi, the ex-wife of author Salman Rushdie, will become a mother in a month, she has maintained secrecy about the name of the child"s father. Lakshmi has suffered from endometriosis and doctors say her pregnancy is "nothing short of a medical miracle."
Lakshmi was recently admitted to the hospital for five days. "The baby was in serious danger," the New York Post quoted an insider, as saying. The source added: "Teddy has been by her side the whole time…He has been incredibly wonderful and supportive."
Lakshmi's publicist, Christina Papadopoulos, said: "She has no interest in sharing with the public the identity of the father. She asks that people respect her privacy."