Richard Gere is reportedly dating "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi, according to the New York Post.

"They have been quietly spending some time together. It is all very new and recent, and happened while he has been filming in New York," a source reportedly told the paper.

Gere, 64, is in the middle of getting divorced from actress/model Carey Lowell, 52, after 11 years of marriage. The pair have a son, Homer.

Gere was also married to Cindy Crawford ... not at the same time, though.

Lakshmi was married to author Salman Rushdie for three years until they divorced in 2007. She then dated billionaire Teddy Forstmann until he died of brain cancer in 2011. Lakshmi has a 3-year-old daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, with Adam Dell, the venture capitalist brother of computer maker Michael Dell.

It's like one needs a flow chart to keep up with all of these people.

The Post reported Gere is currently in New York filming "Time Out of Mind," in which he plays a homeless man trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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