October 1, 2009

Padma Lakshmi pregnant with 1st child

Padma Lakshmi's publicist has confirmed the Indian-American cookbook author and television personality is pregnant with her first child.

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 representative told exclusively Thursday. 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 identity of the baby's father was not disclosed.

The 39-year-old Top Chef host and novelist Salman Rushdie divorced in 2007.