Richard Gere ‘Quietly’ Dating Top Chef’s Lakshmi?

By: Pam Wright - April 22, 2014

Looks like Richard Gere is already dating despite the fact his divorce from Carey Lowell isn’t yet finalized.

Page Six reports the 64-year-old actor is indeed dating Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.

“It started very recently and quietly,” a source told Us Magazine. “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], and it’s something she’s been approaching very, very delicately. They just getting to know each other. They’re just having fun.”

Lowell and Gere, 64, have been married for 11 years and are parents to their 14-year-old son Homer.

Lakshmi, 43, has a daughter with Adam Dell, the brother of computer genius Michael Dell. She currently lives in New York City with 3-year-old Krishna. She was the wife of Salman Rushdie for three years before divorcing in 2007 and also dated billionaire Teddy Forstmann before he died in 2011.

Gere was previously married to Cindy Crawford for four years before the couple divorced in 1995.

Gere and Lowell, 53, who were married in 2002, parted ways in September 2013.

Gere is currently filming the movie Time Out of Mind, portraying a homeless man trying to reconnect with his daughter Maggie (Jena Malone).

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