Soon after the split up with Adam Dell, the former model Padma Lakshmi got romantically involved with billionaire Ted Forstmann, soon to realize that she was expecting. For your knowledge, Adam is the brother of the founder Dell Computers Michael Dell.
Ever since, Dell discovered that he is the biological father of the baby Krishna (parental DNA test confirmed the News) he is trying to gain custody of his daughter. Adam filed a child custody case in New York for the infant and claimed that the Top Chef host’s lifestyle is too inappropriate for bringing up his daughter alone. However, Padma’s lawyer Jay D. Silverstein referred Dell's claims as "inaccurate and misleading."
In an out of court settlement, Adam was granted the visitation rights to see Krishna (his 11 months old daughter), 9 days in a month after Krishna turns 1 on February 20. Later Adam complained that he was only able to meet Krishna 7 hours a month and therefore he seeks more custody.
Padma claimed that Dell is just trying to patch up with her but she in no case is going to be with him again. On the other hand Dell has filed a lawsuit seeking full sole custody of her daughter and he wants her last name to be changed to “Dell”.
Lakshmi's representative Christina Papadopoulos released this statement: "Ms. Lakshmi believes that family matters should be kept private. She asks that those who join her in wanting the best for her daughter do the same. Ms. Lakshmi's sole interest lies in preserving the privacy and welfare of her daughter and in working out a fair and amicable agreement out of the media's glare"