Thursday, October 01, 2009

Padma's Pregnant & The Father Isn't Her Cousin


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.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope it's Tom Colicchio's.

It will be a delicate pregnancy so I don't think she'll be out and about too much. I hope everything goes okay for her.

Susan said...

I just said to my sister last week that Padma looked prego. She has a teeny tiny baby bump on Top Chef. So happy for her. Love Padma! She seems like a classy broad.

Goodgrief said...

Congratulations to her, and wish her a healthy pregnancy.

chihuahuense said...

yeah, congrats and best wishes!!! I don't think that she is being an attention whore for revealing that she is pregnant. Heck I wanted to tell everyone that I was pregnant as soon as I found out--because you feel like shit, and you're tired, and you're cranky, and you're nauseated, but know one suspects that you're pregnant until months later. I get it.

chihuahuense said...

oh, and I second the hope that it is Tom's :)

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

Roman Polanski?

Goodgrief said...

I think she is way too old for Roman, Dave.

uofazwildkitty said...

Ted Forstmann?

Enny said...

We'll know it's Tom's if the baby never quite grows a full head of hair and is constantly heard complaining that the amniotic fluid just wasn't very well seasoned.

That said, Padma couldn't very well keep it a secret. She is on a weekly television show. Someone's bound to notice eventually.

Enny said...

lol @ goodgrief

Green Wave Gal said...

I think the episodes airing now were taped awhile ago, but I noticed her mini-bump (b/c she's so skinny) at the Emmy's.

I flew home to LA on the day before the Emmy's and while I was waiting for my friend to pick me up, who should be standing next to me on the curb, but Tom C! :) He was holding his infant (couldn't tell boy/girl) and both looked adorable. He was skinnier and shorter than I expected.

Diana said...

Good for her! I had similar probs - had surgery to clean up interior issues, did the clomid thing, finally gave up and lo and behold (twice) I ended up pregnant. Then, due to continuing issues, had the baby machine removed. Will never forget, found out I was pregnant on Labor Day (haha) 2000...

Off topic - sorry - found out that another Hoover Alabama person is a CDANer. Go Team Hoover :-) Don't know who you are but happy to know you are here. PS We have much more than MTV's Two a Days here in HooverLand!

mooshki said...

Tom could knock me up any time he liked. He's a hottie!

EA said...

Padma has a definite type. She likes older men - and is really consistent about it - so cousin or not Manu could not have been a love interest.

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