Earlier this month, Adam Dell was revealed to be the biological father of Padma Lakshmi’s now 1-month-old daughter, Krishna Thea. According to a friend of the Top Chef host, the 40-year-old venture capitalist has been trying to “get back into [her] life” ever since – something that Padma, 39, has no interest in.
“Her relationship with Dell was nothing more than on-again, off-again flirting,” the source tells PEOPLE, adding that the fact he’s hired a publicist is “a disgrace”.
She moved on months ago. The only role he will have in her life going forward is as the biological father of her child. She wants nothing more to do with him.
Padma chose to keep quiet about the paternity of her child back in October when she announced her pregnancy and continued to remain silent as stories of Adam’s involvement surfaced, saying, “I have a newborn. I just want some peace and privacy.”
One source close to Adam claims he is merely “seeking more liberal visitation rights with his child”, denying his desire to reunite with Padma. The new mom’s friend says, “Adam… signed an agreement spelling out visitation and should live by it. Padma is.”