Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Baby Daddy Revealed

Jan. 29 2010, Published 8:22 a.m. ET

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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.

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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."

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"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.

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