She also said she told each of them she was dating other men, and although she had broken up with Dell and was dating Forstmann, she and Dell had rekindled their romance briefly, hence the paternity uncertainty.
When she told Forstmann the child might not be his, she writes: "I saw his face go white, then beet red.
It was as if the room could not contain him, or as if his body could not contain his fury at the information he had just received." After the paternity test proved Dell was the father, however, Lakshmi said Forstmann changed his tune and stood by her.
Caption: Padma Lakshmi with her estranged husband Salman Rushdie pictured together in 2006.
She explained- “Imagine a young woman in her twenties, who loves books and who had published her little cookbook and in comes this guy.
I mean, he was the best thing that ever happened to me by a mile.
Before getting married, Lakshmi had been dating Rushdie for three years, and they even lived together in the same house.
Despite knowing Rushdie for a long time, Lakshmi’s marital relation couldn’t last long.