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Padma Lakshmi, Richard Gere Split After Six Months of Dating

Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere
Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi have split after six months of dating

Whatever was cooking between Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere is done. The Top Chef host and the Pretty Woman actor have split after six months of dating, Us Weekly can confirm.

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The two first started seeing each other this past spring, amid Gere's divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell. Neither star ever acknowledged the relationship, nor were they photographed together in public, but a source told Us at the time that they were "having fun."

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"It started very recently and quietly. It's very new," the insider said in April. "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, who died in 2011], and it's something she's been approaching very, very delicately."

The source added: "They're just getting to know each other. They're just having fun." Read more details about the split.

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Gere, 65, separated from wife Lowell — with whom he shares a teenage son, Homer — in September 2013. He was also married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995. Lakshmi, 44, has a 4-year-old daughter, Krishna, with ex-boyfriend Adam Dell, and was married to writer Salman Rushdie for three years before her romance with the late Forstmann.

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