Padma's Friends Want You to Know She's No Gold Digger
One pal fumed, "She does live in the circle of rich, famous people so it would be natural that they are the ones she may date. But that does not make her a gold digger, just like actors who date other actors are not star [bleep]ers. She had an Italian talk show and two series on the Food Network, plus an award-winning cookbook from Miramax Books before she even met her ex-husband. She has had acting roles in two films and four miniseries. She is a hard-working, self-made woman. She went to India at her own expense to visit not only orphanages that might make for a photo-op but truly difficult places with diseased and dying people . . . She also recently gave a cooking lesson for Art for Life that earned $27,500 for the charity."
This "pal" seems to know a hell of a lot about the details of Padma's career and humanitarian ways.