Richard Gere may not officially be divorced yet from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell. But the actor is quietly dating “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi.
The relationship is said to be very new, going down while he is in New York filming “Time Out of Mind”.
An insider revealed, “They have been quietly spending some time together. It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York”.
Gere, 64, is currently filming “Time Out of Mind”, where he plays a homeless man attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter (played by Jena Malone).
Padma, 43, is based in New York has been working on her new season of “Top Chef” in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The “Pretty Woman” actor is currently in the middle of a divorce with his wife, former Bond girl Carey Lowell. They were married for 11 years and share a 14-year-old son named Homer together. The couple announced their split in September 2013.
Before his marriage to Lowell, Gere was married to model Cindy Crawford for four years. They divorced in 1995.
Lakshmi was married to author Salman Rushdie for three years and dated billionaire Teddy Forstmann until his death at age 71 of brain cancer in 2011. She has a 3-year-old daughter with Adam Dell.
Do you think Richard and Padma would make a good couple? She apparently likes older men and Gere (like most men) likes the younger ladies.
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