Padma Lakshmi celebrated Krishna's dad Adam Dell in a heartfelt Instagram post this past June, wishing him a happy Father's Day

By Jen Juneau
September 22, 2019 09:16 PM
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Padma Lakshmi‘s got her best gal by her side!

The Top Chef host, 49, took her 9½-year-old daughter Krishna Thea to the 2019 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening, where they were photographed on the purple carpet alongside Krishna’s dad Adam Dell.

Lakshmi wore a long white column dress with a high neck, her hair tied back in a sleek style. Krishna let her long brown hair hang down naturally over her shoulder, wearing a black dress with a whimsical pattern and matching sandals. Dell looked dapper in a classic black tuxedo.

Top Chef was up in the outstanding reality competition Emmy category on Sunday — an award it has been nominated for 13 times, and took home the prize for in 2010. It lost out to RuPaul’s Drag Race this year.

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On the carpet, Lakshmi was overheard introducing Dell as her daughter’s father. She has yet to confirm a rekindled romance between herself and the venture capitalist, 49.

The pair settled custody in 2012 and in January 2017, the trio attended the Women’s March on Washington in D.C., just a day after The New York Post‘s Page Six published a story claiming the pair were “giving it a try” and that Lakshmi was “taking it slow” with Dell, whose brother founded computer manufacturing company Dell Inc.

In June 2017, Lakshmi and Dell were spotted at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, where they attended the Dubai in the Sky party together — and just one day later, Lakshmi shared a photo of herself, Krishna and Dell lounging in bed.

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Lakshmi celebrated Krishna’s dad in a heartfelt Instagram post this past June, which featured a snapshot of her only child sitting on Dell’s lap as the two shared a sweet bonding moment.

“Happy Father’s Day! Everyone should be lucky enough to have such a loving father,” she captioned the image. “Thank you for all you do for us. 👨‍👧💜 #fathersday #littlehands

Earlier this month, Lakshmi shared a mother-daughter photograph of herself and Krishna both sporting leather — a jacket for the star and a vest for her daughter — writing, “First day of school! #Littlehands is going to kill 4th grade.”

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.