Padma Lakshmi and Vikram Chatwal (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
The 42-year-old is bashing a rumor she is in a romantic relationship with billionaire hotelier Vikram Chatwal.
"Pls stop the lies," the "Top Chef" host tweeted Wednesday." I'm NOT dating anyone or vacationing with or 'cozy' with anyone."
The gossip traces back to an item in the New York Post’s Page Six that said the single mom and Chatwal – who is also pals with Lindsay Lohan – were inseparable at her annual Blossom Ball, which was held Monday and benefits the Endometriosis Foundation of America. The newspaper previously reported that they vacationed together in India, spent New Year's Eve together at one of his hotels, and looked cozy at a New York Knicks game.
"Susan S was my only date to Blossom Ball," Lakshmi noted, referring to Susan Sarandon, who hit the red carpet with the former model.
On Friday, Lakshmi was Anderson Cooper's co-host on "Anderson Live." During the show, she did not address her love life – though she did help scare the heck out of Cooper when a staffer dressed as Bigfoot snuck up behind the silver-haired newsman.
Cooper's giggling over the incident was pretty priceless – and must have been a great distraction for Lakshmi over the drama pertaining to her personal life.
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