Who is Padma Lakshmi dating in 2021? 'Top Chef' judge's mystery man revealed

Reportedly, Padma Lakshmi has already moved on from her breakup with Adam Dell and is dating famed writer Terrance Hayes


                            Who is Padma Lakshmi dating in 2021? 'Top Chef' judge's mystery man revealed
Padma Lakshmi rumored to be dating poet Terrance Hayes after her on-again off-again relationship with venture capitalist Adam Dell since 2009 (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images)

Cookbook author and co-host and judge of Bravo's 'Top Chef,' Padma Lakshmi is allegedly dating a new 'mystery man' after her breakup with Adam Dell. She was dating Dell since 2009. The 'Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi' host has gained popularity via her professional accomplishments but her high-profile relationship with author Salman Rushdie often takes over. 

Lakshmi and Rushdie met in 1999 when she was 28 and Rushdie was 51 and married. The duo shared a 'high-profile love affair' and tied the knot in 2004. In time, their relationship was affected by health concerns and professional goals and the couple later divorced in 2007. Two years after the divorce, the 'Top Chef' host began dating Adam Dell, the brother of Dell Inc founder Michael Dell. 'Top Chef' isn't the only show Lakshmi is famous for, she had another cookery show titled 'Taste the Nation' on Hulu where food played an important role in showcasing an American history that speaks of dark truths such as enslavement and discrimination.

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Author Padma Lakshmi (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Time)

Who is Padma Lakshmi dating?

Page Six exclusively revealed that Lakshmi has already moved on from her break-up with Adam Dell and is dating famed writer Terrance Hayes. She and Hayes were spotted kissing in New York City on Monday night on June 14. Reportedly, the couple has only recently begun dating. An insider shared, "It’s early days. They’re just getting to know each other.”

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Who is Terrance Hayes?

Hayes, 49, is an American poet and educator who has published seven poetry collections. Hayes was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Hayes earned a BA at Coker College and an MFA at the University of Pittsburgh. 

The famed writer has won the National Book Award in 2010 for his book of poems titled 'Lighthead' and was a finalist twice more in 2015 and 2018. He also received a MacArthur fellowship in 2014 as well as a Guggenheim fellowship. His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including 'The New Yorker', 'The American Poetry Review', 'Ploughshares', 'Fence', 'The Kenyon Review', 'Jubilat Harvard Review', 'West Branch', 'Poetry', and 'The Adroit Journal'. In his poems, in which he occasionally invents formal constraints, Hayes considers themes of popular culture, race, music, and masculinity. 

Hayes’s additional honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Pittsburgh. Hayes is currently a professor of English at New York University.

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Before dating Hayes, Lakshmi was in an on-again, off-again relationship with venture capitalist Dell since 2009. The duo shares an 11-year-old daughter Krishna Thea. A source told Page Six on June 15 that the former couple went their separate ways earlier this year. "Adam and Padma broke up shortly after the new year; it was very amicable. They are intent on staying the best of friends and remain like family, " the insider said.
 

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