Friday, February 24, 2012

Padma Lakshmi's Billionaire Boyfriend Gave Money To Padma's Daughter


Before he died last November, Padma Lakshmi's billionaire boyfriend changed his will to make sure that Padma's baby will be taken care of forever. Umm, isn't the baby daddy the guy who runs Dell? I think the last thing Padma's baby will need is financial support as she grows up. How about giving it to charity? Or maybe the baby daddy has said once child support ends then he is done. Since Krishna is only 2, presumably the trust fund set up will be huge by the time she is able to collect.

27 comments:

joymama said...

The billionaire was there when the baby was born. He was with Padma for a few years, she messed around with the brother of Michael Dell, who is a surgeon and venture capaitalist. He and Padma got back together and Padma told the Dell guy the old guy was the father but a paternity test proved otherwise.

anita_mark said...

Umm, maybe he loved the baby. For fuck's sake....

califblondy said...

What a nice gesture. At least he didn't leave his money to a cat.

I think Padma is one of the most beautiful women. She always looks gorgeous on Top Chef and Tom's not bad either!

Susan said...

I've always loved Padma, and then I saw her recently on Watch What's Happening Live, and I was majorly turned off. She seemed REALLY into herself.

Deep said...

What's sad is Ted Forstmann, whose name you didn't even mention in the article, was a really great guy. He gave a lot of his wealth away to charities. Yet, he's only remembered (by gossip sites, anyway) for dating Padma.

He was a father figure to the girl, it's a sweet gesture from him to want to include her in his will.

Carrie L. said...

I found it interesting that Hugh Acheson was asked on Watch What's Happening Live a few weeks ago if he would rather get with Padma or Gail and he choose Gail. The way he said it made me think Padma is a very different person behind the scenes from what the camera captures.

califblondy said...

Susan, I saw it too, but I thought she was just being careful because Andy can ask some wild questions and it also seemed like she was uncomfortable with the other guest. I read where she and Andy went out for drinks afterwards.

Mango said...

Wow. Salman Rushdie like 'em young and Padma likes 'em aged. And well heeled.

I watch Top Chef and Padma looks better than she ever has before. Really beautiful. In the promos for the show she's wearing a denim dress and looks utterly gorgeous. Her daughter is really cute, too, with blonde hair and light eyes.

Patty said...

Um, the baby's father is fighting to be a part of her life. He filed for full custody and wanted his name on the birth certificate. I think they settled that. I doubt he's only in it till he has to stop paying support.

Sorry guys. We'll have to agree to disagree on Padma. I don't care for her much and think her efforts to sex it up on Top Chef are embarrassing.

selenakyle said...

Don't care, so this is way OT, but:

Any of y'all see MK's Stephen Hawking partying post earlier? I would definitely party with him! I'd prolly get at least half-nekkid and gyrate near him, too! Hell yeah.

Gin Royal said...

She is such a whore.

Jolene Jolene said...

@Susan, I kind of thought the same thing. I felt like she had absolutely zero sense of humor and she needs to get over herself and/or get the stick out of her ass. I hate when people go on the show and take everything so seriously. He's had some GREAT guests though...Lisa Kudrow last night was cute as a button. I love her though. :)

Hayley said...

I liked her too until I read that the Top Chef extras are Instructed that they are NOT allowed to make eye contact with Padma. Anyone who feels like people shouldn't look at them is a bit too much for me, no matter how beautiful they are.

Mango said...

Padma was rumored to be such a bitch that I think she is treading carefully these days. Her eyes have even gotten a bit watery when telling a cheftestant that it was their time to go.

califblondy said...

Aw dang, I can't stand when famous peeps treat regular peeps like crap. The next thing you'll tell me is she has someone to hold her umbrella. Ughhhhh.

I've noticed the teary eyes too Mango and thought it was so sweet that Padma cared so much about the contestants.

She shouldn't be so uppity, what was she before Top Chef besides Rushdie's ex-wife? She could have lasted one season like Billy Joel's ex.

One day you're in and the next you're out.

Beth said...

I don't get Padma's popularity. There is something so controlled about how she presents herself that she comes off as beyond fake.

Btw, what's up with her face? Is she botoxed? It always looks like it doesn't move at all -- like her entire face is frozen. Is it something to do with the accident that caused her scar? Her face is just so weird.

Sherry said...

I think Padma is beautiful and her cook book is actually good but she seems so cool to me as to not have any friends at all and that makes me a bit suspect. She appears to be very standoffish and I think that does come across as being a bitch. Whether she is or not is another story but I certainly wouldn't sidle up to her with a glass of wine and chat.

Sherry said...

I think Padma is beautiful and her cook book is actually good but she seems so cool to me as to not have any friends at all and that makes me a bit suspect. She appears to be very standoffish and I think that does come across as being a bitch. Whether she is or not is another story but I certainly wouldn't sidle up to her with a glass of wine and chat.

Renee said...

i think that Robert looks comfy an cute. I like it that he doesn't get all fakey dressed up for a coffee run an he's just real.

shehlaS said...

Good for the daughter. If I could pull that for my child(ren) I sure as hell would.

Henriette said...

Padma is a stuck-up witch! I had a former culinary classmate compete in Top Chef Chicago , and he said Padma was the WORST. All the other judges would talk to the contestants and hang out behing the cameras, but Padma thought she was too good for that! The crew hated her and made fun of her too.

Also, if you read the blog "Amuse ABiatch," there is no love for Padma. The blog writer is an insider and Padma is her favorite target. Bravo had to get a professional writer to ghostwrite Padma's Top Chief blogs because her grammar and writing were so atrocious.

Instripid said...

@Beth
Padma is heavily botoxed. It seems that her face is completely frozen at the beginning of each season and loosens up as the season goes on.

I agree that she is beautiful and I agree that she is insufferable. I'm sure she has her favorites and is nice to certain people.

@Henriette Which contestant was your friend? How fun was it to watch a friend on Top Chef? That must have been so cool. I heard that Gail can be rather prissy herself, which I found disappointing because I enjoy her tweets.

mygeorgie said...

It really girates me when people say "So n so should have left their money to charity"....it's *their* f*cking money, whether they busted a hump for it or not, it's their choice what they want to spend it on while alive or who they want to bequeath it to when their gone. That's the beauty of living in a democratic society.

People that feel entitled to say what someone else should do with their money, usually have none of their own. Get off the damn couch & go getcher own.

mygeorgie said...

And I'm on team "keep (the attempts) at Oozing Sex Appeal off the cooking shows. Such a turn off from otherwise great food stories.

Giada, Padma, Nigella. I'm talking to you.

mygeorgie said...

^^^^except of course we're talkin 'bout Curtis Stone. Ooh la, i swear he's undressing me over the airwaves. And I'm not minding. I shave my legs ahead of time, just in case. My husband doesn't get that priviledge. I seriously don't remember a single thing he's ever cooked.

Henriette said...

@Instripid
Ryan Scott, who is a total douche. He couldn't stop talking about being on Top Chef. We are not friends, but we were in the same culinary class. He never said anything about Gail. It's funny because from what I could tell, none of the judges cared for Ryan. That's not surprising considering he is not that great of a chef.

chopchop said...

This trick looks like shit in that photo. She's all sweaty, kinda bloated, and short shorts showing off bruised legs is super duper trashy.