Well, Padma Lakshmi does like men who are much older than her. According to The NY Post, Padma is dating Richard Gere. The actor, who has been making his way through scores of women since his divorce announcement last September has supposedly been seen out with Padma several times while he has been filming his latest movie in NYC. This is the same movie he is not having much filming because he does not get to look like his normal self. Padma has some interesting choices when it comes to dating guys. She was married to Salman Rushdie. She has a child with the brother of the founder of Dell and was set up for life after the death of her billionaire boyfriend Teddy Forstmann who died of brain cancer back in 2011. I don't know if this will work. Richard likes to be the center of attention and that is one of the reasons his marriage to Cindy Crawford didn't work. I also don't know if Padma has that special kind of kink that Richard needs in his sex life, although at 64, maybe he has toned that down.