March 15, 2013 04:30 PM by Donna W. Martin
Rumor has it that Top Chef host, Padma Lakshmi, 43, has been bitten by the love bug. But don’t believe everything you hear because according to her recent slam of those very rumors, there’s simply no truth to all that nonsense! Keep reading to see what Padma had to say about her relationship status.
According to US Weekly, Padma insists that the rumors of her dating wealthy hotelier, Vikram Chatwal aren’t true. “Please stop the lies,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m not dating anyone.” But she doesn’t stop there. She went on to say she hasn’t been vacationing with anyone or getting cozy with anyone either. In fact, she’s single and free!
But these recent rumors aren’t the first linking Padma to the Dream Hotel owner. Last December she sat court side next to Chatwal at a New York Knicks game and The New York Post’s Page Six claimed she later invited him to be her date at her annual benefit for the Endometriosis Foundation of America, the Blossom Ball. And Padma is adamant that that rumor was a fallacy as well saying Susan Sarandon was her only date for the Blossom Ball.
Padma enjoys philanthropy work and is the blushing mommy of 3-year-old daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell. But she has chosen to keep her personal life well below the radar since losing her boyfriend, Theodore Fortsmann to cancer in November 2011.
What do you think of the latest dating rumors swirling around Padma? Come on people, a man and a woman can still sit side-by-side without the mention of dating and hooking up. Or can they? Do you think Padma is ready to move on and find love again but is trying to keep it on the down low? Or is the rumor mill just running rampant again? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it so sound off in the comments section and tell us all about it.
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