Padma Lakshmi was essentially an Indian-born model living in America and had reportedly met award-winning author Salman Rushdie, also an Indian-born, in 1999.After five years of dating, the couple got married in 2004.Padma Lakshmi didn’t initially know the father of her daughter because she was dating two men when she became pregnant.According to People, in her new memoir “Love, Loss and What We Ate,” Lakshmi, 45, writes she didn’t know if billionaire IMG CEO Teddy Forstmann or Adam Dell, the brother of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell, was the dad.“Maybe he didn't know if he could stay in a romantic relationship with me or not,” she writes.“I think neither of us knew what was going to happen but he was resolute in making sure I wasn't alone.
It was as if the room could not contain him, or as if his body could not contain his fury at the information he had just received." After the paternity test proved Dell was the father, however, Lakshmi said Forstmann changed his tune and stood by her.The two first started seeing each other this past spring, amid Gere's divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell.Neither star ever acknowledged the relationship, nor were they photographed together in public, but a source told Us at the time that they were "having fun." PHOTOS: Unlikely celeb couples "It started very recently and quietly. "I wouldn't even go as far as calling them a couple. It's the first time Padma has dated anyone since Teddy [Forstmann, who died in 2011], and it's something she's been approaching very, very delicately." The source added: "They're just getting to know each other.On Saturday, Padma Lakshmi was out with her ex, Adam Dell, and their four-year-old Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell after the TV host attended the Endometriosis Foundation Of America's Conference at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.When it comes to the red carpet, you'd be surprised at what you might learn about Hollywood's biggest stars if you just ask. caught up with two of television's most acclaimed judges, judge Heidi Klum. 's Jason Kennedy that her date for the evening was hiding a serious snack stash in his suit to cope with the show's lack of food. "If I explain all the different things that I do, it's too difficult."It seems even more difficult to actually "It's very hard to balance.