Lakshmi in New York in December.(Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

We hear … and by hear, I mean read in Page Six … that the mystery baby-daddy of former model, Salman Rushdie ex, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is may be Adam Dell, the younger brother of Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell. Dell, who was raised Jewish in Houston, is reportedly going to play a fatherly role to Krishna Thea Lakshmi, who was born Saturday (UPDATE: her actual biological father is unconfirmed). So, mazel tov to both parents.

Padma Lakshmi’s Baby Will Grow Up With a Dad [Page Six]