"It probably wasn't the best choice, but it was the choice I made at the time," Lakshmi said about playing the field.
"I didn't want to be in a serious relationship.
In addition to his work at Austin Ventures, he is also a visiting professor at the law school where he studied.
Richard has recently separated from his wife of eleven years, Carey Lowell, and is in the process of finalizing the divorce.
The two have been separated since last September, which gives plenty of time for Richard to have met and started dating Padma.
Looking back, Lashmi still completely owns her decision.
"I probably shouldn't have been with anybody and just taken the time I needed for myself, but I was presented with two very different, very interesting men, and you know, men do it all the time," she pointed out. I was open with the men involved, and I'm gonna own my history.
Ballers: Padma, pictured with Krishna at a basketball game together at Madison Square Garden in December, New York City, in December, said she had been told by doctors she could not get pregnant naturally Difficult times: Padma, who is pictured in the first grade, between the ages of six and seven, also spoke out about the abuse she suffered at the hands of a relative of her then-stepfather when she was seven Following a paternity test that showed he was not in fact the father, Padma claims he 'implored' her to keep the results to herself and said he would raise the child as his own - an offer which she declined.