Padma Lakshmi Speaks Out About Endometriosis

Busy mom Padma Lakshmi was happy to take time out to play host at this weekend’s Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Blossom Ball in New York City. After her own struggle with the disease, the Top Chef host says, “I’m so thankful that I have my daughter.”

Padma gave a glimpse into the happy home life she shares with her 1-year-old daughter Krishna, telling OK!, “We eat with our hands, we sleep together [laughs], we get up in the morning and we shower together. We have a bath together. My daughter eats lentils and rice and cumin and vegetables. She doesn’t eat meat, but she has a primarily Indian diet at home. She eats all kind of things, but at home she eats pretty much the same food that I eat, it’s just not spicy.”

“I get surprised every single day,” she says of motherhood. “It’s huge.”

Explaining why she felt it was so important to open up about her own struggle with endometriosis, Padma says: “It’s never easy to talk about your period, but it was such an important subject, and I’m so thankful that I have my daughter, that I couldn’t help but pay it forward and speak out, because I don’t want other women to go through what I went through. I have so many women friends who didn’t know they have endometriosis until it was too late, and it was such an important cause that I had no choice. I would’ve been morally corrupt if I didn’t put my own ego aside, and open my mouth. That’s really how I feel about it.”

Padma was joined at this weekend’s event by fellow famous moms Susan Sarandon and Bridget Moynahan.

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  • Anonymous

    Everyone does have not your money to use, fertility specialists, ivf and donor eggs to have a baby! Celebrities their idea of spreading awareness.

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