Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere Call it a Day
The star of Bravo’s Top Chef Padma Lakshmi has reportedly called quits on her relationship with movie star Richard Gere, known above all for his role in Pretty Woman, claim reports.
The 44-year-old and the 65-year-old actor began their romance after he divorced Carey Lowell, to whom he had been married for more than a decade. For her part, Gere was the first person Lakshmi, who is the mother of a four year old girl, had dated since previous partner Teddy Forstmann died in 2011. She was also previously married to the British novelist Salman Rushdie for three years.
One source said back in April: “It started recently and quietly – it’s very new,”
The pair dodged cameras for the extent of their six-month courtship, and have reportedly now decided they are better off as friends.
But, ever discreet, Lakshmi did not mention the break-up when she went on the Ellen DeGeneres show Friday, nor on Tuesday’s Today on NBC.
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