Mom-to-be Padma Lakshmi says she’s broken out the body butter to help ease the discomfort caused by her growing baby bump.
“One thing that happens when you’re pregnant is that as your stomach starts to stretch [and] it itches! So I have to keep my belly really lubricated,” the 39-year-old Top Chef host reveals. “Every morning, there’s a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower. It’s really like basting a turkey with body butter.”
She adds that the “buttering ceremony” has become a team effort, saying, “Before, my housekeeper was helping me because I can’t bend over to do my feet. Now my mom’s here and she’s been buttering up my tummy.”
Padma isn’t worried at all about her expanding shape, though – in fact, she says she’s happy to put her voracious appetite to good use!
“Many people could say I ate for two before I was pregnant. It’s just that my body is catching up with my appetite now,” she says, adding, “I am as omnivorous as it’s possible to be. I always say there’s nothing I won’t eat and nothing I won’t wear. Am I gonna be having a Scotch on the rocks? No. But I never did that anyway.”
Padma, who is due in the spring, is seen here at last night’s NY screening of the film Good Hair.