Padma Lakshmi's publicist confirmed today that Padma is pregnant and it is apparently a medical miracle. Padma suffers from endometriosis and is a co-founder of a charity which researches cures for the condition. "As a result of her condition, this pregnancy has been referred to by her physician as nothing short of a medical miracle, and due to its delicate nature, we ask/implore the press to respect Ms. Lakshmi's privacy at this time." Of course, this will probably only cause more attention and not less. Padma probably could have got away without revealing her pregnancy for awhile. It isn't like she is stalked by paps, but now there will probably be greater attention focused on her.
As for the father of the baby? The rumor mill had Manu Nathan as the most likely candidate, but her rep kind of blew that out of the water when they said that Manu is actually Padma's cousin. Umm, yeah, so we will put a big no next to his name. I doubt it is her ex Salman Rushdie either so maybe we can hope for something juicy like an ex-contestant from Top Chef.