It seems that Richard Gere has stopped dating Padma Lakshmi as he was seen holding hands with a brunette.
The 64-year-old “Pretty Woman” star might just have found a new girlfriend as he was seen holding hands with a mystery brunette who “was definitely not Lakshmi,” an eye-witness told the New York Post's Page Six.
Richard Gere was spotted with his new “Pretty Woman” on Friday evening, July 18th at Tutto Il Giorno in Southampton, New York.
Last September, Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell separated after 11 years of marriage. They are also the parents of a 14-year-old son Homer. And the couple has never officially confirmed that they were separating.
However, both Gere and Carey were reportedly not living together for some time before their split. And just after six months of his split, Gere started dating “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi, 43, in April 2014.
However, another source insists that Gere and Padma had been traveling a lot internationally and they saw each other last week. Richard Gere is a Buddhist and he was in the Himalayas during the second week of this month while Padma was in London.
Gere went to the Himalayas to join the Kalachakra ceremony held to celebrate the Dalai Lama's 79th birthday. "Richard Gere is here to get the teachings of His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) and to participate in the Kalachakra ceremony," said an official of the Ladakh Buddhist Association.