Padma Lakshmi is getting candid about her past relationships — and admitted there was a time when she didn't know who her young daughter's father was.
Following her 2007 divorce from novelist Salman Rushdie, the 45-year-old actress began dating both late billionaire Teddy Forstmann — who died at age 71 in November 2011 — and venture capitalist Adam Dell, 46.
Teddy (left) and Adam (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
When she became pregnant with her daughter, Krishna, 6, in 2009, Padma wasn't immediately sure she knew the identity of her unborn baby's father.
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"It probably wasn't the best choice, but it was the choice that I made at the time," she said of simultaneously seeing two men during a new interview on Today.
Padma with her daughter, Krishna, in September 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I didn't want to be in a serious relationship. I was still really hurting from my divorce. I probably shouldn't have been with anybody and just taken the time I needed for myself. But I was presented with two very different, very interesting men. Men do it all the time. I chose to do it, and I was open with the men involved. I'm going to own my history," Padma continued during the sit-down to discuss her new memoir, Love, Loss and What We Ate.
Padma's ex-boyfriend, Adam, was later revealed to be Krishna's biological father.
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