Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi was seen with her daughter Krishna, nearly 3, in New York City on Thursday (January 17). The celebrity chef, 42, took her daughter for a ride on her tricycle in the streets of Manhattan.
Sporting a bindi on her forehead, the pretty preschooler decided she’d rather walk after a few blocks. The single mom was left carrying the three-wheeler under her right arm as she walked hand-in-hand with her smiley girl.
It looks like Krishna’s hair has grown back. The last time we spotted the mother-daughter duo, Krishna had a much shorter ‘do.
The 2-year custody battle between Padma and Krishna’s father, Adam Dell, was resolved last March.
The pair were in a bitter custody war since the birth of their baby girl. Venture capitalist Dell sued Lakshmi in 2011 for custody of their daughter Krishna, claiming that the reality TV star tried “to minimize, if not eliminate, [Dell's] role in Krishna’s life.”
Dell’s lawsuit cited a DNA test that proved he was the father. Furthermore, Dell succeeded in being recognized as Krishna’s father, and now the 2-year-old child goes by his famous last name.