Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere: Dating?

by at .

Esteemed actor Richard Gere and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi are dating in secret says a source who clearly doesn't care that the couple is trying to keep it on the down-low.

Padma Lakshmi Close Up
Richard Gere Close Up

"They have been quietly spending time together," says the insider. "It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York."

At 64, Gere still has a reputation as something of a ladies man. The Pretty Woman star was married to Cindy Crawford for four years before Gere's alleged infidelity led to their divorce. Gere and Carey Lowell separated in 2013 and are still working on finalizing their divorce.

Former model Lakshmi married Salman Rushdie in 2004, but the couple went their separate ways just three years later.

So hopefully these two will have better luck this time around.

There's no doubting that Gere's a lucky man - not only has he landed himself an expert chef, Lakshmi is also a former Playboy model, having posed for the famous men's magazine in 2012.

So, best of luck to Richard and Padma. But especially to Richard - come on dude, you already dropped the ball with Cindy freakin' Crawford, don't mess this one up too. 

Show Comments
Tags: , ,

Padma Lakshmi Biography

Padma Lakshmi Pic
Padma Lakshmi is the host of Top Chef on Bravo. She's an Indian American cookbook author, actress, and former model. Lakshmi has posed... More »
Full Name
Padma Parvati Lakshmi