In her memoir about food, family, survival and triumph, the 45-year-old recalls how Rushdie was even insensitive to a medical condition that made intercourse painful for her.
Padma Lakshmi and her daughter Krishna wore matching outfits Thursday while out in New York City.
The 46-year-old reality star wore a hot pink T-shirt and faded denim jeans while strolling in the Big Apple with her seven-year-old daughter.
After Rushdie left his wife, their next few years were idyllic.
The couple lived half the year in London to be close to his two sons.
"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.