Padma Lakshmi’s Daughter Krishna Is Her Sous-Chef for Life! See the ‘Top Chef’ Star’s Cutest Pics

The award for cutest mother-daughter duo goes to … Padma Lakshmi and her little girl, Krishna Lakshmi-Dell! Ever since the beloved Top Chef star gave birth to her only daughter in 2010, fans have fallen in love with watching how she is absolutely crushing motherhood.

This past March, the brunette beauty gushed to Closer Weekly about why she considers her mini-me an absolute miracle. “I’m so lucky to have her,” Padma revealed in an exclusive interview while attending the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Blossom Ball in New York City. “Her middle name is Thea, which means ‘gift from God.'”

The proud mama — who shares her adorable little girl with longtime boyfriend Adam Dell — even praised Krishna as they celebrated her 10th birthday in February 2020. The Food Network star took to Instagram and shared the sweetest message and photos in honor of Krishna’s special day.

“Ten years ago my life changed when you came into the world. Ten years ago I knew immediately what my life would forever be about,” she gushed in the caption. “I am so thankful for you. You make me a better woman because of your love and I am over the moon that I get to be your mom.”

“I learn everyday that love is deeper than any of us knows,” Padma sweetly continued. “I can’t wait to watch you grow and blossom. ⁣⁣You are the greatest joy and gift of my life. I love you. ⁣⁣Happy birthday Krishna Thea. My always, #littlehands.”

We couldn’t love this pair more!

To see the cutest pics of Padma and Krishna over the years, scroll through the gallery below!