CNN is reporting that Padma Lakshmi, host of Bravo's Top Chef, is expecting her first child at age 39. Padme struggled for years with endometriosis, a condition that can cause infertility. Her physician is referring to it as a "medical miracle." The currently single Padma, who was previously married to Salman Rushdie, has not named the father. Doesn't matter, we know this baby will be absolutely gorgeous, just like her mom.
So what kind of home can Baby Lakshmi expect? A pretty cool bohemian NYC condo with little hints of Indian influences (a nod to Padma's paternal heritage). Padma even has a swing in the middle of her living room(!):
Not sure what all she does with that swing these days--after all she IS a Single Girl in the City--but we're sure she'll put it to good use when the baby comes. And that's one less item to go on her baby registry.
As a former fashion model, Padma certainly has an enviable closet. Guess she'll have to push that aqua Badgley Mischka dress and all those other designer frocks aside. Time to make room for diapers, dolls, and dainty little baby things.
And there'll be no more tantalizing recipes from her Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet cookbook made in her kitchen below. It's all bland baby food from here on out, sister! And speaking of food. . . why is her closet more stylish than her kitchen given her current vocation?
Okay, maybe the tiny kitchen is pretty fabulous too, by NYC standards. It's at least worthy of that Roberto Cavalli gown she's wearing!
Anyway, congrats to Padma. Here's to eating for two!
All condo photos by Douglas Friedman. For more photos and information on Padma's condo and clothes, check out the recent article and slideshow on Harper's Bazaar online.
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