Padma lakshmi is dating

“It was horrible to write about because I spent so much of my life not wanting people to focus on my personal life…

"It probably wasn't the best choice, but it was the choice I made at the time," Lakshmi said about playing the field. I was still really hurting from my divorce." Lakshmi has dated venture capitalist Adam Dell -- the brother of computer mogul Michael Dell -- and the late Teddy Forstmann, who was the Chairman and CEO of IMG.

actor have split after six months of dating, Us Weekly can confirm.

PHOTOS: Celeb splits in 2014 The two first started seeing each other this past spring, amid Gere's divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell.

A paternity test eventually revealed that Dell is the father of the model's daughter, 6-year-old Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell.

"I probably shouldn't have been with anybody and just taken the time I needed for myself, but I was presented with two very different, very interesting men, and you know, men do it all the time," she pointed out. I was open with the men involved, and I'm gonna own my history.