Thursday, March 15, 2012

Padma Lakshmi Loses Fight And Will Give Daughter Her Dad's Last Name


Adam Dell has won his court battle in New York and has now been legally recognized as the father of Krishna. Krishna's last name will now be Lakshmi-Dell. He had been seeking full custody of Krishna and did win lots of extra visitation with his daughter. I can't imagine how much Padma and this guy hate each other and she has come out publicly and said that she hoped he was not the father. She did not even put his name on the birth certificate because she hates him so much. This child is going to grow up in the middle of this? Lovely.

40 comments:

Borg Queen said...

Padma obviously has daddy issues. She only liked dating very old men and the one youngish guy she briefly dated, she hates. It amazes me that women who are lucky to have a father wanting to be an active part of his daughter's life and she blocks him. My sister is the same way with her children fathers. While I have single mom friends who wish their children's father would help.

Rose said...

I'm glad he was able to get more time with his daughter. I dislike her so much. She comes off as very phony.

BigMama said...

I didn't put my eldest daughters father's name on the birth certificate. Difference is, he didn't give a shit. Good riddence. I didn't get child support either, it was worth it.

MISCH said...

I have met men who I would not want to be tied to for any length of time....however I didn't have a child with any of them and that changes everything...
If the dad sincerely wants to be part of the child's life well you just have to suck it up and live with it....unless he's a danger to the child and that doesn't seem to be the case...

Audrey said...

I wonder why she hates him so much...

Syko said...

Apparently she has not always hated him. With so many deadbeat dads who don't want anything to do with the kid from ejaculation forward, it's refreshing to see one ready to fight for his rights with the child.

Sherry said...

Wow he seems awfully young for her. And yeah, if the dad isn't completely heinous why not allow him to share in the childs life. My father wanted nothing to do with us and it was pretty crappy. And if you need a sperm donor (and she had the money for it) then go that route. Or use birth control kids!

GrowFarmington said...

I would like to know the backstory on this...

califblondy said...

I'm getting a Halle Berry vibe here.

Laura said...

The Dell brothers are known to be assholes..........not that this would necessarily make him a bad father. It is sad for the kiddo.

Tam said...

She liked him enough to have sex with him. I am sure she knew pregnancy is always possible, even with birth control. Maybe he is an asshole, but he wants to be there for their kid. I can't fault that. I feel like they should be dealing with this like adults. Enty is right, unless they smarten up this poor kid is going to suffer because of their idiotic behavior.

Beth said...

Califblondy, absolutely! But she's probably better at hiding it.

Stephanie said...

She liked him enough to think his millions (or billions) would keep her in the lifestyle she had become accustom. I feel sorry for the little girl. The shrinks and therapists are going to get rich off this situation.

Theresa said...

As the mother of a 7 yr old child who's father walked out on her when she was 11 months old and showed back up 2 weeks ago wanting to be Daddy, I get so pissed at any woman trying to keep the children away from their father. I wanted nothing more than for my daughter to have a relationship with her father but he couldn't separate me from her. Now we have a mess because of his guilty feelings. As far as name on the birth certificate, I lived in Florida and unless the father was there to sign it at the birth, you aren't allowed to put a name on it. I know this because this jerk didn't decide to show up until she was 4 months old. On record, if he breaks her heart, I will kill him. Enough about me - Padma is a bitch. Maybe she can't separate parenting from a relationship either, but doesn't matter. Why fight so hard against him being involved, as is his right, unless he's a danger to the child

Daveb said...

I think she was trying to land the late Ted Forstmann (older, billionaire). Ted never married but dated a lot. He apparently never had any biological children but did adopt two children. So I have to assume he didn't have have issue with parenthood per se but may have been incapable (low sperm count?) of biological fathering. According to the newspapers she was training the daughter to call Ted daddy. I think any resentment against Dell was because he was interfering with the Ted plan. Apparently Ted left PL's daughter a trust fund, so the plan worked in at least one respect.

auntliddy said...

Judge Judy says it best:"you have to love the child more than u hate each other."

billybob said...

I always got a ‘high class hooker’ vibe from this woman. I remember her from before she was with Salman Rushdie, never could figure out why she was with him. Hmm.

Megley said...

Somewhere, Salman Rushdie is laughing his ass off and thanking whomever that he escaped that bitch.

Laura said...

That made me laugh Megley!

Susan said...

I know there is so much more to this story than we know, but the on-the-surface details just bug me. You hate the guy, but had sex with him and then had a child?!? Really?! Why would you put a child through this drama. Sure the kid is going to have boatloads of money, but it sounds like she is going to be dealing with her parents' drama for her entire life because of the selfish actions of her mother.

Unknown said...

She liked him enough to have sex with him

^ Agreed!
Next time in case you don't like it you better put a rubber on it.

Giulia said...

Could it be that the geriatrics that she's so fond of couldn't produce any viable sperm so she had to resort to a younger specimen?

She probably hates him for the same reasons Halle Berry hates Aubrey:

They consider themselves sole "owners" of the child and how dare the sperm donor wish to have contact with his offspring...


I don't mean to be crude, but if she despises the guy, she shouldn't have let his dick in her. Simple.

BigMama said...

you know, there is alot of "if you liked him enough to have sex with him" going on here...

the thing is, we DON'T know what the relationship is. For all we know he turned into an abusive prick, or possibly didnt want to participate initially. As for me, had (my daughters father) shown any intrest, he would have been allowed to participate in my childs life, he didn't so I don't see the issue. He didn't want a child, I did. When it was clear I was going to proceed, things went downhill in a very ugly way. I do not regret my decision one bit. My daughter is happy and secure in who she is. I did not go after him for child support because it would have been a monthly battle, besides the fact that I chose to have her. Having said all this, if this man wants to be a part of the childs life and he is stable and loving, than she should let him.

Ice Angel said...

Good for him. He's her father and he wants to be her father. Padma has no right taking that away from him. If he's a bad father-prove it! Otherwise, shut your yap, follow the law, and be respectful of your daughters father, who obviously loves her. Shame on this woman.

Laura said...

I agree BigMama - we just don't know what the real truth is, I hope for the sake of their daughter they can act respectfully to each other.

Jasmine said...

This man and his brother both have horrible reputations as human beings. Padma was already with her current man when the baby was born. I don't know which guy has more money, but there's something really wrong if she's willing to walk away and keep her daughter from that family.

I don't think this is as much about him fighting to be a father as it is about him being angry that she's taking away something that's his. Huge difference, especially for people with a lot of power used to getting whatever they want.

Me said...

he fought for the right to put "his stink" on the birth certificate. like a dog pissing on a fire hydrant and marking their territory. why does the child have to have HIS last name? be because of his huge ego. fighting to have your "brand" extend onto a child is not a way of showing love. it is a way of showing what is important to you, and this says "this child is my property".

MyMamasChild said...

Is she trying to cover up a possible rape or drunken sex? Wasn't she with the old guy when she got pregnant and he claimed the baby as his own? Just saying...maybe the baby was conceived against her will, hence the hate.

RocketQueen said...

I, too, would love to know the backstory on this. But the fact he fought for and was granted lots of visitation indicates to me he's not completely hopeless or unfit. Good for him for fighting.

Rose said...

I'm pretty sure he has been fighting for partial custody of the baby since she pregnant or when the baby was born. I don't think he showed up late to the party.

PS said...

He wouldn't marry her. She was screwing him and Ted Frostmann at the same time. She wanted to be a rich wife. Frostmann went along easier giving her the lifestyle, but wouldn't marry her. She knew the baby was Adam's, but she didn't want it to interferre when Ted took her back. Adam has been fighting tooth and nail to be in his daughter's life. Padma has made it nearly impossible - blocking him, taking her out of the country when it's his turn - he even flew to whereever she decided to be, so he could have the few hours she'd allow him. Padma SICKENS me - she's just like Halle Berry. Women: if you want a child to yourself, get an anonymous sperm donor. If you have a baby with someone, that baby is just as much theirs as yours. There are so many fathers who don't want anything to do with their kids, I can't stand woman who do this to the ones who want to be involved. Halle, Padma - you are evil. EVen Bridget Moynahan tried this route, but then caved. But, she didn't put Brady as Thomas's last name, either.

anita_mark said...

I don't know the backstory. Maybe he's a nice guy, maybe he's not. He fought for custody, either to have a part in the child's life or to piss her off.

We don't know.

And did he have to fight to get his last name added? What's that about? That just doesn't sit well with me.

Jaded said...

sorry Me, but I don't see it that way - he was not fighting only for the name thing, but also for the custody. What gives us women more rights in the parenting stakes than men? Both parties were there at conception, and with the number of dead beat parents in this world, anyone that wants to parent and support their offspring, should be celebrated not vilified in my book. Also, I note that her surname is not replacing hers, just adding to it... so not sure that she is any less of an egomaniac than he is, if that were the case

DianaofThemyscira said...

Some important details are missing with regards to how this child was conceived. Padma has/had severe endometriosis and was told long ago that she would never be able to conceive a child naturally. She didn't bother using hormonal birth control because of this condition. The baby was a surprise, a huge and happy surprise for her, and I'm pretty sure that she had moved on or already planned to move on from Dell at the time she found out that she was pregnant. I have no idea the real reason behind the custody issues, I just know that he loathed the baby's name Krishna and that they're obviously is a very horrible place now and putting their daughter in the middle unnecessarily and unfairly to get at each other. Parents using their child(ren) to hurt each other is nothing new and always sad. At the end of the day I don't think either of these two have conducted themselves with the dignity and maturity deserving of one being defended over the other.

rawls??? said...

First time here! Just wanted to add that I met PL in Austin when she was filming the food show and I have to say she was atrocious. It made me sad that she had such an ugly personality off camera and dismisses people who recognize her in front of her mother and her assistants. I know this is the norm for celebs but I have to say, she was rank. Super self important and rude. I don't know her extensively but there was a definite negative energy going on w her. And I have the pictures to prove it!

Sherry said...

Welcome Rawls..thanks for the first hand experience.
@Diana...I LOVE the name Krisha..Think it is so beautiful..

Susan said...

Rawls, thank you for your input. I always wonder what PL is like in real life. She seems fabulous, but with a really big stick up her ass. LOL.

Rocketqueen - How is the BABY!?!?! Welcome back!!

Leah said...

Padma may be a mean bitch, but I can tell you from personal experience that the Dells are complete asshats. I met them over 10 years ago at an awards ceremony in NYC. Michael and I were both getting awards, but being the jerk that he was, he interrupted the conversation I was having, and told me to get him a drink from the bar. I told him to go get his own fucking drink. Adam laughed, and told me to get one for him, too. I just walked away in disgust to both of them laughing. But I got the last laugh, when Michael wanted my boss (a very well-known and respected person) to do some goodwill PR with him - and of course, that never happened.

Henriette said...

@Rawls
Everyone I have heard PL is a major b*tch.

I think this is awful what they are putting their daughter through. Maybe the Dell guy is an ahole, but at least he recognizes he has a child. There are many guys who will not.

elspeth said...

OT -- RQ, so glad you're back! Have really missed your comments, but you've had the best and happiest reason for being 'otherwise' occupied.