Padma Lakshmi's Ex Is Fighting Her For Custody Of Their Daughter Krishna!

Wed, January 26, 2011 9:18am EDT by 4 Comments

INFphoto.comAdam Dell has filed legal papers against the Top Chef host. Plus, he hates their baby’s name.

More custody troubles in Hollywood. Adam Dell, the father of Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi‘s 11-month-old daughter Krishna, filed legal papers in Manhattan yesterday (Jan. 25) in an attempt to get custody of the little girl.

According to TMZ, Adam, the brother of the computer king Michael Dell, is under an out-of-court agreement with Padma, which says he has visitation rights to see Krishna nine days per month. The agreement is in effect until Feb. 20, which is Krishna’s first birthday. Although the parents were talking about a new arrangement for after her birthday, negotiations fell through and now Adam is on the custody war path.

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In a statement his lawyer, Bill Zabel, tells Page Six, “Adam Dell, above all else, wants to have 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.”

And aside from the custody battle, Adam is continuing an unnecessary debate of Krishna’s name. Sources tell TMZ that Adam is still furious over the name Padma chose for their daughter. He argued with her for over four hours just two days after the baby was born! HollyMoms, do you think he has a right to be upset about the little girl’s name.

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Adam, who had an on again off again relationship with Padma, is angry that he only gets to spend seven hours a week with Krishna. Although, sources close to the Top Chef host say he’s not being honest and insist that she never denies him visitation. Insiders say Padma, who does not receive child support from Adam, is feeling “bullied” by him and would much rather handle this matter in private, for the sake of their little girl.  She feels that this is his way of forcing a relationship when all she wants is what is best for Krishna.

We hope they can put their differences aside and come to an agreement for the sake of sweet little Krishna.

–Leigh Blickley

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Kate

Posted at 12:36 AM on January 28, 2011  

What the heck is Padma doing banging a 70 year old!

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HI 50

Posted at 4:10 AM on January 27, 2011  

What the hell is wrong with him to argue with Padma for 4 hours, 2 days after Krishna was born?!! Crazy A-hole, sounds like verbal abuse! Padma was DONE with him, continued the pregnancy solo yet he still wants to force her into a relationship with him?! He sounds like an abuser.

Too late, Padma named the baby. Krishna is a name that is part of Padma’s culture & cultural identity. Padma carried the baby for 9 months, she has every right to name the baby. Who is more qualified to name their child than a mother.

If he’s trying to force Padma into a relationship then she needs to restrict contact with him. Share the baby but limit the contact. AND Adam has NOT paid child support for Krishna. IF he truly wanted to establish a relationship with Krishna, PAY your fair share of the baby’s bills. Start with that 1st, stop behaving like a victim/cry baby. Be a man & support your baby!!

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renee

Posted at 11:53 AM on January 26, 2011  

baby’s name is ‘krishna’ as in hare krishna? a bit odd. poor baby…

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Carol

Posted at 4:17 PM on January 26, 2011  

I agree.

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