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Padma Lakshmi is Pregnant, Top Chef Gods Rejoice

Padma Lakshmi is Pregnant, Top Chef Gods Rejoice

Padma Lakshmi is pregnant with her first child, her rep confirms to JustJared.com.

“Model, author, and Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi confirms that she is carrying her first child after years of struggling with endometriosis, a cause for which she has co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America,” her rep says of the 39-year-old Top Chef host. “As a result of her condition, this pregnancy has been referred to by her physician as nothing short of a medical miracle, and due to its delicate nature, we ask/implore the press to respect Ms. Lakshmi‘s privacy at this time.”

Padma has been seen holding hands with Manu Nathan, but he is just her cousin, her rep tells us. She was married to novelist Salman Rushdie from 2004 to 2007.

Pictured here in purple is Padma at last week’s 2009 Emmy Awards. Other pictures include Padma and Manu at a movie screening last month.

Padma recently signed a development deal with NBC and Universal Media Studios to develop a half-hour sitcom that she would headline.

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Photos: Kevork Djansezian/Frazer Harrison/Jason Merritt/Getty, WENN
Posted to: Manu Nathan, Padma Lakshmi, Pregnant Celebrities

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  • anon

    Good for Padma Lakshmi, endometriosis is a horrible painful condition. It leaves many women/men heart broken due to infertility issues it causes, never mind the physical pain too. Prayers for Padma and her baby!

  • tealeaf

    I like that green flowing dress she is wearing

  • Beauty Goddess

    Then who is the father? None of my business, riiiiight? XD …..If you guys are all coming to JJ, it is to KNOW about celebs’ lives so I’m not in the wrong here! Anywayyyyyy, congrats to her. Great that she finally got preggers.

  • LuckyL

    Aww, good-luck sweetheart and I also wonder who the father is.

  • Tina

    I knew it!!! At the emmys, she looked p[regnant but some people said is was the ruching of the dress.

  • lilkunta

    ” As a result of her condition, this pregnancy has been referred to by her physician as nothing short of a medical miracle, and due to its delicate nature, we ask/implore the press to respect Ms. Lakshmi’s privacy at this time,” the rep continues. ”

    Padma if you want privacy WHY DID YOU ANNOUNCE that you’re pregnant? You are not showing, so you are still early in the pregnancy. Everyone knows that the 1st 3months are critical, so @ least u shoulda waited until you had reached the 3mo mark.

    U make a press release then ask for privacy?
    That does not make sense.

    You WANT press like everyone else ! I bet you will do a photo spread for pregnancy, cookie, perhaps even people as well.

    Contradictory statements like this annoy me.

  • http://TheCollegeHookup.com james

    She looks great!

  • Beth

    CONGRATS PADMA! Infertility is a heartbreaking experience, and I am sooo happy she beat it. What an amazing time for her! Thanks for speaking out about infertility Padma, you will be respected by MANY!!!!!!

  • Posh

    Love her, I thought she looked pregnant at the Emmy’s, but my second I didnt hear she was with anyone so probably not, but congrats to her and I hope everything goes well!

  • Chau

    Holding hands with your cousin? Okay….

  • G

    Please, please, please, do not let it be Tony Bourdain’s.

  • Courtney

    congrats to her hopefully everything goes well and she has a beautiful healthy baby as everyone deserves

  • Idiots

    @lilkunta:

    Obviously she has to announce her pregnancy. She’s a public figure, and her body will show that she’s pregnant, and she doesn’t need the gossip and speculation. Hence, the preemptive strike. Geez…

  • http://rantingaboutrelationships.blogspot.com/ Queen of the Rant

    I like her, but she always looks mad, maybe this baby will cheer her up

  • mememememe

    she is NOT carrying manu nathans baby manu nathan is MY cousin and padma is also my cousin these r just tabloid rumors

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