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Why Won't Padma Lakshmi Acknowledge Her Baby Daddy?

Why Won't Padma Lakshmi Acknowledge Her Baby Daddy?

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has certain rules when it comes to her 20-month-old baby daughter, Krishna.

"I never Tweet about my daughter. Never. I just want to be respectful of her privacy," she told People recently.

However, the 41-year-old mother seems to have another rule as well, one that involves never mentioning the father of her child, venture capitalist Adam Dell of the computer empire family.

While Padma told People that it "takes a village" to raise a child, she left out the fact that 41-year-old Dell, who sued Padma for custody last year, is reportedly involved in raising Krishna as well.

"In truth, I am a single mother. But I don't feel alone at all in parenting my daughter,” she said, adding: "Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends." Padma Lakshmi To Fight Her Bitter Baby's Daddy In Court

According to the LA Times, Adam and Padma dated for two years before splittng in September 2009 and, reportedly, Padma was disappointed to learn that Adam was the father of her child and not her subsequent boyfriend, 70-year-old billionaire Ted Forstmann. Supposedly, she has encouraged Krishna to think of Ted as her father and even purposely left Adam's name off of the birth certificate.

While some celebrity moms like January Jones have also remained mum about who their baby daddies are, doesn't it seem strange that Padma continues to pretend that Krishna's biological father doesn't even exist? Padma Lakshmi & Billionaire Ted Forstmann An Item

What do you think about Padma's behavior concerning her baby daddy?

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