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Padma Lakshmi Loses Her Custody Battle With Ex Adam Dell

Fri, March 16, 2012 9:27am EDT by 5 Comments
Padma Lakshmi Daughter

The bitter battle between Padma and her ex is finally over — and now their 2-year-old will take Adam’s last name!

After claiming Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, 41, refused to put his name on the birth certificate, venture capitalist (and the brother of Dell founder Michael Dell) Adam Dell, 42, will now be recognized as Krishna‘s dad. Also fighting for full custody, he’s received extra custody and visitation rights, according to The Daily Mail.

Padma allegedly told Adam she had hoped her ex billionaire boyfriend Teddy Forstmann was the biological father and refused to put his name on the birth certificate!

Teddy reportedly acted as the role of father in little Krishna’s life, and Padma even encouraged the little girl to call him “Papa.” Although Teddy wasn’t Krishna’s biological dad, he still left the tot $1.8 billion trust fund when he passed away in Nov. 2011!

But now Adam will have more of a role in the girl’s life.

“Their dispute was settled privately, out of court,” a source told the New York Post. “Dell got improved visitation and custody rights. He had wanted full custody, but they came to a compromise. Padma maintains the same rights she always had.”

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