Pregnant Padma Lakshmi has been mum about the identity of her unborn baby’s father, but a new report says the man who impregnated the sexy TV host is… drum roll, please… venture capitalist / Columbia Business School professor Adam Dell.
Dell, according to the NY Daily News, is the daddy-to-be, not businessman Teddy Forstmann, who has also been linked to Lakshmi. If his name sounds familiar, it is: Adam, 40, is the brother of billionaire computer mogul Michael Dell.
Lakshmi’s people stopped short of confirming the report, saying the Top Chef star “has no interest in sharing with the public the identity of the father.”
“She asks that people respect her privacy,” Lakshmi’s publicist Christina Papadopoulos told the paper.
The 39-year-old Top Chef beauty, who was once married to writer Salman Rushdie, is due next month.