Who doesn’t know world renowned celibate actor from Pretty Woman, Richard Gere (64) and his also known list of former partners? To the list we add up Bravo’s Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi, age 44.

Private no more!

Richard started dating Padma in April this year and managed to keep their relationship private from the press. It wasn’t until October when Padma was asked in her show how is her love life and she said her and Richard “decided they would be better as friends”. It seems that the couple decided to end their relationship due to their respective work commitments.

The beginning of their relationship and what have they been up to recently

When the two started dating, Richard was coming out of a marriage of 11 years with actress Carey Lowell, with whom he has a son of 14 years old, Homer. Richard was struggling with his divorce while promoting his new movie Time Out of Mind at the New York Film Festival. The actor actually said that “what probably really helped was I was right in the middle of a divorce , so the emotions were right on the surface.” Richard was also married with supermodel Cindy Crawford (#1 on the Supermodels list we made a few months back http://6toplists.com/the-supermodels/) from 1991 to 1995.

Richard talks about the “Time out of Mind” movie:

As for Padma, she also came out of a rough time because of her ex-boyfriend’s death billionaire Theodore Forstmann in 2011. Padma has a daughter with venture capitalist brother of computer maker Michael Dell, Krishna. Before him, Padma was married with novelist Salman Rushdie, 23 years her senior in 2004 and after three years the couple filed for divorce.

Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere

Richard is currently working on a new film by award-winning Israeli director Joseph Cedar, titled “Oppenheimer.” In the meantime, Padma filmed a season of her Bravo show Top Chef in Boston this summer, and has since been traveling.

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