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Padma Lakshmi In A Child Custody Battle

Top Chef host and hottie Padma Lakshmi is being taken to court by the father of her baby Krishna.

Padma who gave birth last year at the time of her pregnancy refused to say who the father was, but later on it was revealed it was Adam Dell, brother of the Dell Computer owner.

The New York Post reveals:

Dell, 41, brother of billionaire Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell, last night filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court asking for full custody of Krishna, born last Feb. 20. Venture capitalist Dell is frustrated the “Top Chef” host, 40, has allegedly failed to respond to his pleas for more time with Krishna.

His lawyer, Bill Zabel, confirmed the filing and told us in a statement: “Adam Dell, above all else, wants to have an active and substantial role in the upbringing of his daughter with Padma Lakshmi. Unfortunately, Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time.”

Sources say Lakshmi and Dell currently have an agreement which allows him to see their baby for seven hours a week. But it’s complicated by Lakshmi’s filming and travel commitments. Dell had to fly to the Bahamas this month to spend a few hours with Krishna. “He has to fit into her schedule,” the source added.

Sources close to Dell said he must deal with her lawyers and her assistant to arrange times to see Krishna. One source said, “Adam does not want to take the baby away from her. He hopes this will result in a reasonable co-parenting agreement.” Dell is also said to be seeking to be named on Krishna’s birth certificate and have her take his surname along with Lakshmi’s.

It will be interesting to see how this will pan out.

Thanks CG for sending in link.

1 comment

1 Culinary Boner { 01.28.11 at 11:13 am }

Thanks Raver.
Made my day with this shot of Padma chewing on a bone.