New York (ANI): Padma Lakshmi, the sexy host of reality TV show "Top Chef," is set to become mum soon and Adam Dell may be her child"s father, it has emerged. Dell, 40, the younger brother of billionaire computer maker Michael Dell, is a venture capitalist teaching at Columbia Business School.
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."