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Amid divorce, Richard Gere dating Padma Lakshmi



Richard Gere has a new Pretty Woman, and she comes with sugar and spice and everything nice. The 64-year-old actor is reportedly dating Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.

The romance is “very new and recent,” a source tells the New York Post’s Page Six, who first reported the news.

“It started very recently and quietly,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “It’s very new. I wouldn’t even go as far as calling them a couple. They are dating. It’s the first time Padma has dated anyone since Teddy (Forstmann).”

He’sthe billionaire whom 43-year-old cookbook author dated until his death in 2011 at the age of 71.

“It’s something she’s been approaching very, very delicately,” the source said of the new relationship. “They just getting to know each other. They’re just having fun.”

Gere has been “quietly spending some time” with his new leading lady while filming the movie Time Out of Mind, in which he plays a homeless man who’s trying to reconnect with his daughter, who, if you think about it, could be Lakshmi’s age.

In September, Gere and wife Carey Lowell separated. They’re yet to be divorced.

The happy sort of not really couple.

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The happy sort of not really couple.

[Last modified: Monday, April 21, 2014 10:22pm]


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