The 44-year-old "Top Chef" host and the 65-year-old actor reportedly first started dating in the spring following his split from Carey Lowell after 11 years of marriage.
Sir Salman Rushdie needed consoling every year he did not win the Nobel Prize for literature, and their marriage was marred by jealousy and insecurity, according to an explosive autobiography by his former wife Padma Lakshmi.
After divorcing Rushdie in 2007, Padma Lakshmi has spilled the truth about their sexually implicit marriage in her debut memoir which was released on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Padma Lakshmi is currently single, but has dated quite a charming list of wealthy and worthy men over the past few years.
PHOTOS: Unlikely celebrity couples Lakshmi, 43, lives in New York with Krishna, 3, her daughter with ex Adam Dell, the venture capitalist brother of computer legend Michael Dell. Before wedding actress Lowell, 52, Gere was previously married to Cindy Crawford for four years, divorcing in 1995. Neither party has commented on the potential romance.
Convincing: Richard Gere as a homeless man for his next film Time Out Of Mind, which shot in NYC on Tuesday (left); the image is a drastic change from his red carpet appearance at the Academy Awards in 2013 (right)In 1990 he starred as a very successful businessman opposite Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman; in 2000 he worked with Winona Ryder in Autumn In New York, where his character was a magnetic playboy; and in 2002 he played slick attorney Billy Flynn opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago.'They're just dating.