Richard Gere has split from Padma Lakshmi.
The ‘Pretty Woman’ actor and the ‘Top Chef’ have called time on their six-month romance because they were too busy with their respective careers.
A source added to the New York Post newspaper’s: “They decided they would be better as friends.”
The actor has been busy filming ‘Time Out of Mind’ in New York, in which he plays a homeless man.??Last week, he joked of filming: “What probably really helped was I was right in the middle of a divorce, so the emotions were right on the surface.”
Meanwhile, Padma, was filming a new season of ‘Top Chef’ in Boston over the summer and then went travelling.
The couple were first romantically linked in April but stayed low key and were not spotted together very often.??Richard and Carey never officially confirmed they were separating but were said to have been living apart for some time before their split.