Richard Gere is reportedly a single man again after a split from Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.
The couple were rumored to be in trouble back in July after Gere was spotted having dinner with another woman, but both have been intensely private about their relationship and declined to comment. Lakshmi confirmed recently during a television interview that she was single once more, however.
The duo have been busy with their respective careers and their traveling schedules may have been a factor in the breakup, according to Page Six. Gere was in the Himalayas over the summer for the Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration and has been filming Time Out Of Mind in New York. The actor says it’s the body of work he’s most proud of, citing his recent divorce as inspiration for emotional motivation.
“What probably really helped was I was right in the middle of a divorce, so the emotions were right on the surface,” he said.
The film stars Gere as a homeless man living on the streets of New York, and was the project he was working on earlier this year when a tourist mistook him for an actual homeless person and gave him her leftover pizza.