Richard Gere has apparently found himself a new lady love according to new reports suggesting that the actor is dating Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. E! News claims to have confirmed the news that the 64 year-old Pretty Woman star is "quietly spending some time" with 43 year-old Lakshmi whilst he films new movie Time Out of Mind in New York.

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Richard Gere Has Reportedly Been Quietly Dating Padma Lakshmi.

A source told the New York Post's Page Six that the pair "have been quietly spending some time together. It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York." However, the Primal Fear star is still in the process of divorcing his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell, from whom he split in September 2013 due to reported "lifestyle differences."

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Padma Lakshmi Is Said To Have Been Spending Time With Gere Whilst He Films New Movie.

So there's little wonder then that the twice married father-of-one would be keeping any new romances on the low as his split from the 53 year-old actress and former model is finalised. According to rumours, the issues arose due to a disparity between the Buddhist actor's privacy craving and his wife's enjoyment of socialising.

Padma, also a former model, was married to author Salman Rushdie from 2004 to 2007 before she embarked on a relationship with billionaire Teddy Forstmann that lasted until his death from brain cancer in 2011. The mother-of-one shares her daughter, 3 year-old Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, with Adam Dell, brother of computer mogul, Michael.

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Gere's Divorce From Carey Lowell Isn't Quite Finalised.

Time Out of Mind tells the story of homeless man, who is played by Gere, trying to re-establish a bond with a long lost daughter.

Both parties have yet to publically confirm the latest relationship report.

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