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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Brianna

Posted at 9:44 AM on March 19, 2012  

Seriously people….I’ve been hearing about him trying to be with his little girl since she was born. What was she thinking to hold him back from his daughter? She’s only hurting the little girl in the long run. I hate when women pull the power trip and try to keep fathers from their children. Yes, there are some dead beat dads out there, but that shouldn’t keep the good ones from their children. Hopefully she gets whats coming to her. I don’t like her anymore.

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Nu

Posted at 6:13 PM on March 16, 2012  

Poor things and I hope she will be win the custody…..

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Dee

Posted at 12:08 PM on March 16, 2012  

She was busy sleeping with two men and hoped the billionaire was the father leaving the little girl $1.8 billion he was a good old man!!!! He really loved Padma and her baby girl. Can’t say the same for the real dad….

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Trina

Posted at 9:53 AM on March 16, 2012  

Figures!!!! Just because the little girl has 1.8 BILLION now the dad wants full custody?!…….

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Juli

Posted at 12:08 PM on March 16, 2012  

No really. He filed legal papers requiring a full custody in Jan 2011. Teddy died and left her that money in Nov 2011, 10 months after.

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