Padma Lakshmi publicly expresses love for billionaire Teddy Forstman

Updated: May 21, 2010, 17:31 PM IST

New York: Padma Lakshmi has finally made a public confession of her love for billionaire Teddy Forstman.

The venture capitalist helped the model-cum-TV presenter through her recent pregnancy.

And Lakshmi made an emotional speech thanking Forstman at The Endometriosis Foundation of America`s Blossom Ball last night at the New York Public Library.

"I am lucky to have someone who unwaveringly gave me love and manly support -- and is also the person that I love. So thank you, Teddy," the New York Post quoted her as saying.

Lakshmi, who suffers from endometriosis, which can cause fertility problems, gave birth to daughter Krishna three months ago.