Padma Lakshmi is not ashamed about her past.
The Top Chef host opened up about her past relationships, her marriage and her health to Matt Lauer on the Today show Tuesday morning and was completely candid about her past mistakes—but she wouldn't call them that. Lakshmi, who was married to Salman Rushdie for only three years, maintained that it was "a wonderful relationship."
"Like any marriage it had its ups and downs," she explained," and I think also we were dealing with another issue that we didn't know about at the time: endometriosis."
The couple spent eight years together, but ultimately Lakshmi felt that she needed focus on herself before she could give her all to somebody else. As a result, her marriage started to fall apart.
"At the time I really needed to take care of my health, and I couldn't take care of my health and get well and also take care of my marriage," she admitted. "I did the best I could."
She was quick to give Rushdie credit, too.