Padma Lakshmi has gone from being married to a genius author to dating a hammy actor. Ah, isn’t it wonderful how Hollywood works? The Top Chef host was previously married to Salman Rushdie, a world-renowned author who’s won the Booker prize. After their divorce, she was linked to a series of different men, all of different ages and all from different walks of life. However, I suppose it was only a matter of time before she ended up with an actor, as Page Six reports that Padma is now ‘secretly’ dating Richard Gere.
I love how celebrities ‘secretly’ date each other. Yes, it’s so secret when ‘sources’ are leaking the relationship to outlets all the time.
Anyway, this source tells Page Six, “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.” Richard is currently filming a movie called Time Out Of Mind in New York City, whereas Padma obviously lives in the city.
Richard has recently separated from his wife of eleven years, Carey Lowell, and is in the process of finalizing the divorce. The two have been separated since last September, which gives plenty of time for Richard to have met and started dating Padma.
Richard Gere is also notorious for being a flirting womanizer, so it’s very possible that his marriage to Carey could have overlapped in his relationship with Padma. We don’t want to think the worst of the Pretty Woman star, but when it comes to Hollywood, you always automatically assume the worst.
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