She vowed to raise her daughter in the traditional Indian way, and Padma Lakshmi has remained true to her word.
The former model was spotted in New York with her seven-month-old baby Krishna Thea this week – mother and daughter both dressed in exquisite saris with matching bindis on their foreheads.
Little Krishna has certainly inherited Padma's natural beauty. With a pink bow in her hair, the little girl looked adorable on the outing with her mum.
When Krishna was born back in February, Top Chef host Padma kept quiet about the identity of her daughter's father.
But the following month, it emerged it was her former flame, businessman Adam Dell.
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