Padma Lakshmi Is Already Buttering Up Her Kid

Leave it to a dedicated foodie like Padma Lakshmi to find a unique use for butter during her pregnancy.

The Top Chef host—who announced that she’s pregnant with her first child last week—tells People magazine that she’s taken to basting her baby bump with butter to alleviate her itchy skin.

Reveals Lakshmi,

“One thing that happens when you’re pregnant is that as your stomach starts to stretch [and] it itches! So I have to keep my belly really lubricated…Every morning, there’s a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower. It’s really like basting a turkey with body butter.”

And if that isn’t kinky enough for you, Lakshmi has enlisted other women to help her with the buttering ceremony:

“Before, my housekeeper was helping me because I can’t bend over to do my feet. Now my mom’s here and she’s been buttering up my tummy.”

Well, as it’s often been said, the family that lubricates together, stays together…

Readers, let us know in the comments section: Would you butter up Padma Lakshmi’s baby bump if she asked you to?