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(Model, author, actress, television host)

Padma Lakshmi is an actress, model, TV personality, and a cookbook author. She was married to Salma Rushdie for 3 years and has a daughter with Adam Dell (2009). She is re-dating him since 2017.

Relationship Facts of Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Padma Lakshmi?

Padma Laxmi was dating her boyfriend Salman Rushdie before the couple chosen to take their relationship to another level and got married in the year 2004.

The couple experienced the procedure of separation in the year 2007 soon after three years of marriage. After that, she has been involved with financial speculator Adam Dell.

She has one child and she is her little girl whose name is Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell. After testing DNA, it is proved that her daughter’s father is Adam Dell.

She was additionally in a relationship with Teddy Forstmann, the Ex administrator and previous CEO of IMG (2009-2014). In 2014, she has been in a relationship with an American actor character, Richard Gere. Later their relation breaks up.

In 2017, she rekindled her romance with Adam Dell who is also father of her daughter. In May 2019, the two were spotted walking hand-in-hand and Padma had a huge ring on.

Who is Padma Lakshmi?

Padma Lakshmi is an American television host, cookbook writer, and model. She is also an actress and executive producer. She is famous as a host for the TV show Top Chef.

Padma Lakshmi: Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

She was born on September 1, 1970, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Her birth name is Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan.

Her father Vaidyanathan was an executive in a pharmaceutical company and her mother Vijaya Laxmi was a medical attendant.

They divorced when she was 2 years old. Later they remarried, and Laxmi has a younger half-brother and half-sister.

Lakshmi experienced her childhood years in her grandparents’ home in Chennai, India. She is of Asian ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Regarding her education, Lakshmi went to Workman High School in the City of Industry, California.

She graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, the USA in 1992. From there she got a B.A. with Distinction in Theater Arts.

Sexual Assault

When Lakshmi was only 7 years old, her stepfather used to touch her inappropriately. After complaining about this to her mother, she was sent to her grandparents in India.

Then again at the age of 16, she was raped. She met that 23 years old man at the Puente Hills Mall in Los Angeles. After only a few months of dating, he raped her in the new year’s eve.

Padma Lakshmi: Professional Life, Career

Padma Lakshmi began her career as a model at 21 years of age. She has stated that she happens to be the first Indian model to have a profession in Paris, New York, and Milan. Lakshmi paid off her school credits while she was functioning as a model and actress.

She has modeled for a portion of the best designers like Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, and Alberta Ferretti.

She also showed up on the fronts of Vogue India, FHM, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Asian Woman, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Avenue, Industry Magazine, Newsweek, Marie Claire, and Town and Country.

Likewise, she posed nude for the May 2009 issue of Allure magazine. She hosted the food network series Padma’s Passport where she cooked recipes over the globe.

Furthermore, she was seen in shows like 30 Rock in 2009 and Whose Line Is It Anyway? in 2014. This model also writes for The New York Times and Vogue Magazine.

She even launched her personal collection of jewelry. In 2009, Lakshmi featured in the music video titled “That Look You Give That Guy“.

Padma’s first cookbook Easy Exotic, an arrangement of global recipes and essays, was granted Best First Book at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards at Versailles. Her second cookbook, Tangy, Tart, Hot, and Sweet, published on October 2, 2007.

Her first memoir, entitled “Love, Loss and What We Ate,” was discharged on International’s Women’s Day, March 8, 2016. In October 2016, she also released the “Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs”.

Net Worth and Salary

This author and model’s net worth is estimated at around $40 million. She also owns an apartment in New York.

Moreover, her late boyfriend Teddy Forstmann who died of cancer has left around $1.8 billion for her daughter Krishna.

As per the sources, the average salary received by a TV host is around $55k per year.

Rumors and Controversies

Padma’s child father, Adam Dell, sued for full care of their little girl. He claimed Lakshmi’s boyfriend Theodore was acting like the dad and that Lakshmi didn’t give him enough visitation or even put his name on the birth certificate.

Adam won more visitation and custody rights.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Padma Lakshmi has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighs around 68 kg. She has a body size of 38-27-40 inches and her bra size is 36B.

She has an hourglass body shape with black hair color and brown eye color.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Padma is active on social networking sites. She has more than around 1.1million on Instagram.

Moreover, she is followed by more than 237k and 788.6k followers on Facebook and Twitter respectively.


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