Richard Gere, Padma Lakshmi keep their romance low key..


Hollywood superstar Richard Gere and supermodel-girlfriend Padma Lakshmi were spotted dining at a restaurant in New Jersey.

The 64-year-old actor and Lakshmi, 43, who have kept their relationship low key, are going strong, reported the New York Post.

"They kept to themselves, but they looked like a couple. She was giving him design tips," an onlooker said.

Gere has a 14-year-old son named Homer with his estranged wife Carey Lowell, a former Bond girl. The couple separated in 2013 but have yet to finalise their divorce.

Lakshmi dated billionaire businessman Forstmann off and on for several years before he died of brain cancer in 2011.