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Padma Lakshmi’s baby daddy a Jew?

by Danielle Berrin

January 29, 2010 | 1:22 pm

According to The New York Post, “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi’s baby daddy could be billionaire techie Michael Dell’s older brother, Adam who is—you guessed it—Jewish.

The Dells were born into a family which “liberally practiced Judaism,” according to Wikipedia.

Lakshmi, 39, is an Indian American author, actress, and model who was married to novelist Salman Rushdie for three years before the couple divorced in 2007.

From Page Six:

Padma Lakshmi, the gorgeous host of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” is due to give birth soon, and she has never named the man who impregnated her. But Page Six hears the father is Adam Dell.

Dell, 40, the tech-savvy younger brother of billionaire computer maker Michael Dell, is a venture capitalist who teaches at Columbia Business School.

Lakshmi, 39, the ex-wife of author Salman Rushdie, had long been linked to Teddy Forstmann, the corporate buyout king who owns the IMG talent agency. Many people assumed Forstmann was the father of Lakshmi’s child, who is due next month.



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Danielle Berrin writes the award-winning Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile...

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