Looks like Padma Lakshmi might be packing her knives and heading over to Richard Gere’s pad these days. The gorgeous Top Chef judge and the Pretty Woman star are apparently dating, if a new report from Page Six is to be believed. The only problem about this pairing? Richard is in the middle of a divorce!

The 64-year-old actor is in the middle of a divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell. But this hasn’t stopped him from moving on with someone that has a little more spice.

“They have been quietly spending some time together,” a source tells Page Six. “It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York.”

Richard is in town filming Time Out of Mind, his new movie in which he plays a homeless man named George who is desperate to reconnect with his daughter, Maggie (Jena Malone).

Neither Padma or Richard’s camps have commented on this rumored relationship, so nothing is etched in stone yet.

If you’re a little surprised that the 43-year-old foodie is dating someone 21 years her major, you must not remember that Padma was once linked to billionaire Teddy Forstmann, whom she dated until his death at age 71 in 2011.

One thing’s for sure, though. This is one very attractive (maybe) couple!

Are you shocked to hear that Padma and Richard may be dating? Hit the comments and sound off on this rumored relationship!


Credit: NDN Photo: Richard Gere Reportedly Dating Padma Lakshmi (VIDEO)
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