'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi: My Daughter Was a 'Surprise Blessing'

After struggling with endometriosis that went undetected for years, Padma Lakshmi doubted whether she would ever be able to have children. So when the Top Chef host learned she was pregnant with now-3-month-old daughter Krishna (whose father is venture capitalist Adam Dell), "I was very surprised because I was told that I wouldn't be able to conceive naturally," the 39-year-old former model and author explains. "She was a total surprise blessing to me."

iVillage Entertainment caught up with Lakshmi about how her life has changed since being diagnosed with endometriosis, how she's handling single motherhood and what surprises are in store now that the new season of Top Chef (which premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET) has headed to Washington, D.C.

CLICK HERE TO READ PADMA'S COMPLETE INTERVIEW AT IVILLAGE ENTERTAINMENT

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