Richard Gere was reportedly spotted having dinner with a woman who was not his girlfriend of several months, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.
The 64-year old actor recently split from his wife of 11 years and has been seeing Lakshmi for a while now, but lately they haven’t been seen together much. The two are said to be busy traveling, however, with Lakshmi in London while Gere was in the Himalayas for the Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration.
“Richard Gere is here to get the teachings of His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) and to participate in the Kalachakra ceremony,” an official from the Ladakh Buddhist Association said.
Gere was granted an audience with the Dalai Lama at the celebration and listened with tends of thousands of attendees to his speech about violence against Muslims.
“I urge the Buddhists in these countries to imagine an image of Buddha before they commit such a crime. Buddha preaches love and compassion. If the Buddha is there, he will protect the Muslims whom the Buddhists are attacking,” he said.
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