Well, it didn’t last very long but it sure seemed nice. Whatever was cooking on between Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere is done. The Top Chef host and the legendary Hollywood A-lister have split after six months of dating. And we were just getting used to the idea!
The two first started seeing each other this past spring, in the midst of Gere’s divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell. Neither star ever acknowledged the relationship, nor were they photographed together in public, but a source said that they were “having a lot of fun.”
It’s was the first time Padma has dated anyone since Teddy Forstmann, respectively, who died in 2011) and it was something she’s been approaching very, very delicately.
The source added: “They’re just getting to know each other. They’re just having fun.”
The 65-year-old Richard separated from his wife Carey with whom he has a teenage son, Homer, in September 2013. He was also married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995. The 44-year-old Padma has a 4-year-old daughter, Krishna, with ex-boyfriend Adam Dell, and was married to writer Salman Rushdie for three years before her romance with the late Forstmann.