Spotted: Padma Lakshmi and Krishna – Two ‘Fur’ the Road

02/08/2011 at 01:00 PM ET
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Despite her heated custody battle, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi soldiers on with her fur-donning cutie, 11-month-old daughter Krishna Thea, on Monday in New York City.

Krishna’s father, Adam Dell, hopes to increase visitation with his daughter, whom he currently sees for seven hours per week.

“Ms. Lakshmi’s sole interest lies in preserving the privacy and welfare of her daughter and in working out and fair and amicable agreement out of the media’s glare,” 40-year-old Lakshmi’s rep tells PEOPLE.

RELATED: Father of Padma Lakshmi’s Child Seeks Greater Custody

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dee on

Krishna is absolutely gorgeous. I bet she’s going to be tall.

B.R on

That is gong to be one tall girl. Wish them both the best.

Shannon on

She looks so much like her father.

Crystal on

Krishna is GORGEOUS!!!!! She is truly BEAUTIFUL!

Tracy on

Wow – her dad sees her seven whole hours a week – I’d ask for more time too.

Niche on

Krishna is so cute. She looks just like her dad. She has that curious look on her face almost like she wants to turn around and say, “Hey mom, what’s that?” 🙂 Lol

I really hope Padma and Adam can work out the custody situation in a civil and respectful manner (As well as Halle and Gabriel). It’s unfortunate but it is something that many parents have to deal with and keeping stable, safe, and comfortable living situations for the children should be of utmost importance.

Indira on

Lets see if they’ll post an article about Halle’s NASTY CUSTODY BATTLE next time a picture of nahla is posted. I doubt it.

CelebBabyLover on

Indira- I’ll bet they’ll at least post a link. 🙂 Anyway, Krishna is a cute!

Lady on

7 hours a WEEK?! Wow. Anyways, cute little girl…looks just like her daddy!!

Jill on

Indira, I wondered the same thing. I noticed we haven’t seen much of her on this site….while the other sites have been showing her. Maybe they don’t want to give her bad press. The article they had in People was very pro Halle, so who knows.

ihatepeas on

I feel sorry for Adam and have lost respect for Padma. He wants to spend more time with his child and she fights him on it. I am sure Krishna will love to know the lengths her mother went through to keep her father from (gasp) spending more time with her. I know the article says she is devastated by the custody battle but it feels and sounds like a media spin to me…

Frost on

I don’t know how to feel about Padma because honestly, the news outlets make it seem as though Padma just used Adam as a sperm donor, and if Adam wants to have a relationship with his child, he should have it. If Padma didn’t want a father figure in her daughter’s life, then she should have just gotten a donation from a sperm bank !!!

Kate on

I didn’t even know he was involved in Krishna’s life. I thought he had signed away his parental rights when she was born.

CelebBabyLover on

Frost- Your post brings up something I’ve been wondering for a long time. How could Padma possibly have used Adam as a sperm donor when she was under the assumption that she would never get pregnant?! She’s been very open about the fact that she has endometriosis, never thought that she’d concieve, and that her doctors called her pregnancy with Krishna a medical miracle.

As for Halle, I’m thinking that maybe PEOPLE feels like the last thing Halle needs right now is for her daughter’s pictures to be splashed across their website. In otherwords, I think they’re just trying to give her time and space to deal with this.

CelebBabyLover on

I also want to point out that we don’t know the whole story. Maybe there’s a very good reason Padma doesn’t want Adam around Krishna that much.

Jill on

I have always thought that Padma got pregnant and was like thanks see ya later and now wants nothing to do with him. Even the worst cases of endo can result in pregnancy, so if you don’t want to get pregnant you use protection. Having end and getti g pregnant is not always a miracle. The article People had said experts said that surgery with endo patients usually occurs only at stage 3 and 4. Not true. I go to one of the top fertility specialists in the country…..and he doesn’t only do it at that stages. Also, she had two surgeries the year she became pregnant. Once you have a surgery your chances go up. I think she tried to get pregnant……nothing wrong with that, but then don’t push the dad away.

rachel on

she is just as gorgeous as her mommie….

wonderful to see a strong vibrant woman be a great mommie

Meghan on

I think trying to keep a child from her father is the opposite of a ‘great mommie’. She wanted a kid and she wanted the dad to go away. Now she’s mad that he has the nerve to want to be involved with his child. If she really wanted a ‘fair and amicable agreement’, she would have reached one 11 months ago.

Women like her, Halle Berry and Kim Basinger make me sick. They can’t stop caring about their own feelings long enough to realize their daughters may benefit from the presence of their fathers.

Jill on

Meghan, I totally agree with you.