Lakshmi Hospitalised After Pregnancy Trouble
Author Salman Rushdie's ex-wife Padma Lakshmi was recently hospitalised after experiencing complications with her pregnancy.
The Indian-born TV chef, 39, announced she was expecting her first child in October (09), branding the pregnancy a "medical miracle" after years of struggling with endometriosis, in which the lining of the uterus grows in other areas of the body.
Studies show that 20 per cent of women who suffer from endometriosis and are trying to conceive will not succeed.
Lakshmi was admitted to a New York hospital earlier this month (Jan10) and spent five days under doctors' care after a baby scare, according to the New York Post's gossip column PageSix.
Details of Lakshmi's medical problem are unknown, but a source tells the publication, "The baby was in serious danger."
The former model is now recovering at home with her close friend, talent agency boss Teddy Forstmann, as she nears her February (10) due date.
The insider adds, "Teddy has been by her side the whole time. He has been incredibly wonderful and supportive."
Lakshmi has refused to name the father of her baby, but new reports suggest he's venture capitalist and Columbia Business School teacher Michael Dell.
Lakshmi's publicist had not responded to requests for a comment as WENN went to press.