Padma Lakshmi welcomes baby girl Krishna on Saturday


Padma Lakshmi has given birth to a baby girl. Us Weekly’s sources claim that Padma named her daughter Krishna, which is traditionally a boy’s name in India, but whatever. My name is traditionally a boy’s name in India too. According to reports, mother and child are doing well, which is wonderful. Padma was very open about her pregnancy once she announced it last October, and she spoke about how it was a “miracle” that she got pregnant. In fact, Padma was open about everything except for the mystery of the baby-daddy.

Padma Lakshmi has welcomed a baby girl, her rep tells

The girl was born late Saturday in New York City, the rep adds.

A source tells Us the girl’s name is Krishna. The Top Chef star, 39, has not revealed the baby’s father. first broke news that Lakshmi was expecting last October. The pregnancy was considered “a medical miracle,” her rep told Us, because Lakshmi has struggled with endometriosis, a painful uterine condition that can lead to infertility.

“I actually can’t button my jeans anymore,” Lakshmi joked to Us last fall when asked how her pregnancy was going. “Up until about a week ago, I could. There’s just too much pressure, so I’ve had to put them away for now.”

During her pregnancy, Lakshmi said she hadn’t “really had any cravings. There was about a week-and-a- half when I was really craving a cinnamon donut. Then I had the cinnamon donut, and it was like, ‘Eh.’ I mean, it was OK, but that was it. And then it was over.”

[From Us Weekly]

Congratulations to Padma and baby Krishna. It’s nice that Padma got a happy ending and carried her baby to term despite her health concerns. Padma really grew on me during her pregnancy, and I’m sure little Krishna will end up a major foodie like her mom!


Padma Laksmi on January 9, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Solveig says:

    Glad she has had the chance to have a baby despite the endometriosis, but I don’t know who she is.

  2. GatsbyGal says:

    Ooop, what a great name. I’ve always liked Padma Lakshmi.

  3. MsTriste says:

    I can’t think of a single reason she wouldn’t say who the father is. Oh, maybe one: a sperm bank. Come on Padma, tell us who the father is!!!

  4. snapdragon says:

    she looks great, & congrats on the baby, but her little girl voice makes me crazy.

  5. ninjagirl says:

    haha you chose the most unattractive photo of her for the main page! LOL

    she is just average to me. nothing special. she is probobly bound to some hush agreement with a married rich dude to keep his name quiet so he can stay married.

  6. Tee says:

    Can you all just for once.. cut down on the negative and just be nice and say awww. Who cares if she is pretty or not or who the father is. Just, for once, appreciate the fact that something nice has happened.

    Krishna is a beautiful name.

  7. Lem says:

    really, no one???
    Hare Rama, Hare Krishna,
    Hare Hare hare hare…Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Krishna
    I’m the only one singing songs from HAIR?

    well… easier to spell than any of our Indian friends names… and lyrical!

  8. princess pea says:

    I can think of plenty of reasons not to tell us the baby’s father’s name. For one thing, it’s none of anybody’s business. And if it was a sperm donor, that’s not bad. I don’t understand that hate for this woman, but I’m not that into the food network so what do I know.

    Krishna is a lovely name, and I’m sure she’s a lovely baby. Congratulations to Padma on her happy news.

  9. EMV says:

    I think it’s weird she named her girl baby Krishna…Krishna is not a unisex name as far as I’m concerned. He is a boy giving guidence,advice, and directions in the Bhagavad Gita. He is always depicted as a male, child and adult….as an Indian I’m really surprised that she would name her daughter an iconic boy name.IMO That would be like someone naming their girl baby Moses or Muhammad. I guess she could say that Krishna is a manifestation of Vishnu who is the esscence of all beings, but I still think that it is strange.Not hate for her, she seems like a nice enough person.

  10. Ana says:

    How do you pronounce the name? Is it Krish-na?

    I can’t even begin to try her last name.

  11. Lem says:

    stupid american question here…
    all the Indian folks we know have the dad’s name as (uh?) part of their last name. Assuming that is the standard.
    How does that work with an unmarried mother?

  12. GatsbyGal says:

    @Ana – It’s Krish-nah Lock-shmee.

    And for those who don’t know who she is, she’s the host from Top Chef and she used to be married to Salman Rushdie (author of The Satanic Verses).

  13. Tee says:

    @GatsBy- Actually, it’s Krish- naa Luck-shmee

  14. Tee says:

    @ Lem- times have changed now. It’s quite ok to just use your mom’s name. Although, not yet quite popular. An Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali used his mom’s name as his middle name to honor her. I think it’s bloody brilliant.

  15. DK88 says:

    Lem: that’s only in certain backgrounds and areas of India, the majority do not. Actually it is only done in South India, where I think Padma is actually from, so who knows. As for the name of the baby, it’s definitely a bit weird. As an above poster mentions, it’s an iconic as well as religious name. It is like naming your baby girl Moses or mohammed or Jesus. I like her on top chef, and I think she’s pretty, but she’s always seemed a bit looney to me.

  16. Chana says:

    How lovely for her. I have family members with that particular affliction and I feel very happy that she was able to overcome it and have a healthy child.

  17. Emily says:

    Lol, I thought Krishna was a girl’s name! In Melbourne two female conjoined twins were separated and their names are Trishna and Krishna. Plus in Western society, most names that end with an “a” sound are female…

  18. ainsley says:

    i’ve read the father is adam dell.

  19. For Sooth? says:

    Welcome baby. Now maybe Padma can go away, her voice and demeanor is like Sominex to me.

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