Padma Lakshmi Husband, Divorce, Boyfriend, Dating, Daughter, Salary

By Kishor Shahi | Updated On: 13 May, 2019
Padma Lakshmi Husband, Divorce, Boyfriend, Dating, Daughter, Salary

Quick Information

Date of Birth September 01, 1970 Age 50 Years 8 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Author
Marital Status Single Husband/Spouse Salman Rushdie (2004-2007)
Divorced Yes (Once) Boyfriend/Dating Adam Dell (2017 - )
Gay/Lesbian No Net Worth $40 Million
Ethnicity Asian Children/Kids Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell (Daughter)
Height 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.79 Meters) Education Clark University

Having a splendid career and economic fortune can never guarantee you a stable personal life. The gorgeous actress, Padma Lakshmi has created an imprint in every sector she enters, but despite the professional achievements, her love life doesn’t seem much pleasing and ecstatic. Padma Lakshmi is an Indian- born author, actress, and television host, best known as the host of the US reality television program ‘Top Chef.'

Career and Progression

Padma Lakshmi embarked her modeling career at the age of 21 after an agent discovered her. She has appeared on the cover page of Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Town & Country. She also authored a cookbook named ‘Easy Exotic’ that went to grab Best First Book at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. 

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In addition to that, she owns a jewelry line named ‘Padma’ and casual Kitchenware line named ‘Easy Exotic.' She is a frequent contributor to ‘The New York Times.' Along with these, she is primarily known for her movie and television appearances.

Padma has embraced her acting skills in several TV series and movies which include, ‘Unzipped,' “The Mistress of Spices,' ‘The Ten Commandments,' ’30 Rock’ and ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Padma Laxmi? 

The gorgeous actress, Padma Lakshmi reportedly enjoys a hefty net worth of $20 million dollars. She accumulated the massive amount from the salary of television appearances and earnings of books, modeling assignments, jewelry line, and casual kitchenware line. Similarly, her earnings from the photo shoot, commercials, and music video have also contributed to enhancing her total revenue. 

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Dating Her Former Beau, Adam Dell!!

Padma Lakshmi seems to have reconciled the relationship with her former boyfriend, Adam Dell, venture capitalist these days. In early 2017, the rumors of the couple becoming close flared in the media after they were frequently spotted together. The Padma and the capitalist haven’t however, addressed the rumors and opened their mouth about the relationship.

The couple relished the on and off a relationship in 2009 and welcomed their daughter, Krishna. However, their romantical bond could not last long and they officially separated in 2012. Adam filed a lawsuit against her claiming that Padma tried to prevent him from seeing their little girl and the couple battled the bitter custody for their daughter. 

Later, the couple got reconciled in 2017 after a half-decade of their split. Padma Lakshmi and Adam were spotted walking hand by hand in New York where she flaunted the ring on her wedding finger. As per Dailymail, Padma was comfortable with Adam and the couple went closer than they’ve ever been the second time around and can be so honest with each other. 

Padma Lakshmi and Adam Dell in 2017 (Photo: 

As of now, the couple seems to relish their romantic life with immense love and affection. Before Adam, Padma also dated the late IMG CEO and billionaire Teddy Forstmann previously, who died in 2011 at the age of 71. 

Who Is Padma Lakshmi Married To?

Padma Lakshmi met the acclaimed writer, Salman Rushdie in 1999 and was dazzled by his intelligence. Lakshmi shared in an interview that the couple met in the central park for the first date and ended up in bed. Lakshmi and her former husband moved together in 2000 and married on April 17, 2004, after living together for three years. 

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Moreover, Salman Rushdie also dedicated his famous novel, Fury to her. After sharing a marital relationship for three years, the couple filed for divorce on July 2, 2007, for which she blames the disease, endometriosis. The condition kept the couple from getting intimate and also led to many arguments which turned in Salman calling her ‘bad investment.'

Apart from that, she also stayed in a relationship with the Ex-chairman and former CEO of IMG, Teddy Forstmann.

Short Bio

Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, widely known as Padma Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970, in Tamil Nadu, India. She studied at Workman High School in California. She grabbed a BA with honors in Theatre Arts from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She speaks fluent Hindi, Spanish, and Tamil. She belongs to Asian ethnicity and has an incredible height of 5 feet 10 inches.