Richard Gere was seen holding hands with a brunette at dinner who was not Padma Lakshmi, the lady Gere has been dating for the last few months. The actor was seen with the anonymous woman last Friday.
However, friends insist that Richard, 64, and Padma, 43, have been traveling a lot internationally and only saw one another last week. There is so much confusion when trying to keep up with this couple. For one thing, the actor is constantly on the move.
The source who spoke about the brunette does have an impressive amount of knowledge about the private life of Richard Gere in the last couple of months, because it also informs that he and Padma are indeed somewhat of an item, though they haven’t seen each other regularly in recent months.
The actor was in the Himalayas earlier this month as part of the Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday celebrations, while Padma has been in London.
Former model Padma Lakshmi was previously married to author Salman Rushdie for three years until 2007 and dated billionaire Teddy Forstmann until he died of brain cancer in 2011 at the age of 71.
The brunette has a three-year-old daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, with Adam Dell, the venture capitalist brother of computer maker Michael Dell.
The 64-year-old actor was also previously married to Cindy Crawford for four years until 1995. In 2002, he married model and actress Carey Lowell. They have a son, Homer James Jigme, who was born in February 2000 and is named after the actor’s and Lowell’s fathers, as well as the Tibetan name Jigme.
Gere and Lowell separated in 2013 and plan to get divorced, but have never officially confirmed they were separating. They have been living apart for some time before their split. In case you were wondering, she is not the brunette recently seen with the actor.
In a nutshell, no one knows exactly who the anonymous woman was, if it was Padma with Richard or not. Gere has mentioned in a recent interview that he does wish to settle down soon.
As previously reported, Richard Gere was assumed to be a homeless man by a French tourist while he was on the set. The tourist offered the actor her leftover pizza after eating at a popular New York italian restaurant. Needless to say, Gere was shocked, and the French native appeared confused. In the end, they both laughed when she found out who he really was.