While she had split from Dell in February, they had reunited briefly in June, which made it possible for him to be the father.The brunette beauty admits that she was open with both men about the possibility that they could be the father of her child, but her boyfriend, Forstmann ( "I saw his face go white, then beet red," she writes.This is the first person she's dated since Teddy [Forstmann] passed away and she's just putting a toe in the water of the dating world again.When it comes to the red carpet, you'd be surprised at what you might learn about Hollywood's biggest stars if you just ask. caught up with two of television's most acclaimed judges, judge Heidi Klum. 's Jason Kennedy that her date for the evening was hiding a serious snack stash in his suit to cope with the show's lack of food. "If I explain all the different things that I do, it's too difficult."It seems even more difficult to actually "It's very hard to balance.Richard said that he desperately wanted to find a soul mate [sic] to share his golden years with but made it clear he wasn't looking for a superficial connection." The Dalai Lama picked up his cell phone and called Lakshmi, and an ethereal romance was born."Like Richard, Padma is deeply spiritual, and they hit it off from the get-go," the source said. They sit together for hours meditating, attend couples yoga classes together and chant Sanskrit songs." Ultimately, Gere wasn't able to stifle his lust for other women, however, having been spotted dallying with a hot young brunette while he was still dating Lakshmi."I was shocked and elated," she tells PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle."And then I was like 'Hold on, wait a minute.'" In her new memoir "Love, Loss and What We Ate," the "Top Chef" host reveals that she "didn't know the paternity myself, until that September." Lakshmi was dating both IMG CEO Teddy Forstmann and Adam Dell, the brother of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell, at the time.
Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
"It probably wasn't the best choice, but it was the choice I made at the time," Lakshmi said about playing the field.
"I didn't want to be in a serious relationship.