Padma Lakshmi will stop at nothing to promote the new season of Top Chef. She will have some random Dell dude’s baby. She will fight publicly with the Dell dude over her baby’s custody. She will romance a 70-something billionaire. She will go on a date with David Spade. What…? David Spade? But he’s not inappropriately old, nor obscenely wealthy. What gives Padma? What happened to Teddy Forstmann (the 70 year old billionaire)? And does David Spade have a Magic Wang or what? How does he date such inappropriately hot women? Maybe he’s a good listener? That’s probably it.
David Spade may have done it again. The funnyman, who throughout his career has had as many (if not more) devastatingly gorgeous girlfriends as he has hit movies/shows, was photographed yesterday with none other than Padma Lakshmi. You know, the painfully sexy ‘Top Chef’ host and food writer? While a few photos together and a ride home certainly doesn’t mean the two are dating or even the slightest bit romantically involved, given Spade’s girlfriend catalog, crazier things could happen. Should they indeed be an item, though … Kudos, Mr. Spade. Kudos.
Here’s why I don’t think Padma and David are a couple: because he is not even close to her type. She generally goes for much older men, and they’re always very wealthy and/or important. While I’m sure David is a nice guy (scratch that, I have no idea), I suspect he and Padma are just friends, just like she’s “friends” with someone like Jeremy Piven. Maybe she just goes on “dates” with these dudes for publicity. Stranger things have happened.
Here’s a photo of Padma with Teddy Forstmann: