He grimaces as he shrugs off his coat and sits down for lunch at Il Cantinori, a Tuscan restaurant he favors a few blocks from his Greenwich Village penthouse.It is three days before Christmas, but Richard Gere isn’t feeling festive. A month before, he’d finished work on First Knight, a period romance shot in England in which he plays Lancelot to Sean Connery’s King Arthur and Julia Ormond’s Guinevere; all that horseback riding and broadsword fighting sent the forty-fiveyear-old actor to a chiropractor. A week after Gere returned to New York, he and his wife, Cindy Crawford, issued a joint statement admitting they’d split up during the previous summer.Their relationship, long the subject of an inquisition by the media, has now become carrion.And unlike Lancelot, Gere can’t fight his way back to Camelot.
Although he has dated all over Hollywood, Gere seems to enjoy being with Alejandra, a Spanish socialite.
Richard said that he desperately wanted to find a soul mate [sic] to share his golden years with but made it clear he wasn't looking for a superficial connection." The Dalai Lama picked up his cell phone and called Lakshmi, and an ethereal romance was born.
"Like Richard, Padma is deeply spiritual, and they hit it off from the get-go," the source said. They sit together for hours meditating, attend couples yoga classes together and chant Sanskrit songs." Ultimately, Gere wasn't able to stifle his lust for other women, however, having been spotted dallying with a hot young brunette while he was still dating Lakshmi.
Gere and actress Carey Lowell, 54, ended their 11-year marriage in 2013 and Alejandra who is 30 years younger than him is his new lady love.
While Richard Gere is “quietly” dating Padma Lakshmi, his estranged wife, Carey Lowell, was spotted Tuesday night at the Chanel and Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner at Balthazar.
After the event, the couple was able to spend some alone time together (with the paparazzi nearby, of course) off the coast of Acitrezza.