Friends of Padma contacted the New York Post's Page Six to counter the claims that Padma Lakshmi is a gold digger, which ran in Page Six in the first place:
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. [...]
In other Top Chef judge news, Padma is on the hunt for a billionaire. Baby needs a new lobe of foie.