Marriage Lacks Mirch

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Padma & Salman

Rumor has it Top Chef hostess Padma Lakshmi has split with Salman Rushdie, her husband of the last three years.

According to a source at the New York Observer, Lakshmi, 36, is leaving the Midnight’s Children author in order to focus on her career.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg (wrap-dresses!) was overheard talking about the breakup, telling friends: “I can’t believe she’s leaving him.”

Salman Rushdie, 59, is currently a writer-in-residence at Emory University in Atlanta.

The two were an item for more than eight years.

March 29, 2007
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  1. March 29, 2007, 8:10 pm SuperJagjit

    I, for one, am shocked.

    I thought this would be the one time where a marriage between entertainers separated by more than two decades (her: 36, him: 253), intellectual achievement (him: acclaimed author, her: probably can read), and fatwa status (her: -, him: +) made it. I’m devastated.

    Luckily, I drink a lot, so the feeling won’t last.

  2. March 29, 2007, 9:28 pm Padma Fan

    now, now superjagjit. be nice…

  3. April 5, 2007, 10:20 am nadia

    hahah, SuperJagjit. I couldn’t agree more.