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Padma to Rushdie: Pack Your Knives and Go

7/2/2007 5:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie are getting divorced. Holy shiite!

A rep for Rushdie released a statement saying, "Salman Rushdie has agreed to divorce his wife, Padma Lakshmi, because of her desire to end their marriage." A reason why was not given. Hmmm.

The gorgeous former model (Lakshmi), who was born in 1970, married the 60-year-old writer/professor in 2004. They have no children together. This will be Rushdie's fourth divorce.

After "The Satanic Verses" was published, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Rushdie in 1989. Rushdie was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Lakshmi, on the other hand, is gorgeous. Did we say that already?


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I think she's too beautiful for HIS ASS anyway She should call me

2635 days ago


How much do you want to bet that we hear of Tom Colluccio and Padma having an affair next . . .

2672 days ago

Bi-Polar Hippie    

i have no idea who either of them are,....but OMG......I would like to know the twins a little better.

2672 days ago


That is one beautiful woman.

2672 days ago


Gorgeous? Whatever, she is a stick figure and has the most obnoxious pronunciation. It's like some sort of wannabe high class valley girl accent, annoying!

2672 days ago


He's so old even viagra doesn't work. So she walks...

2672 days ago

Get a Clue    

Nice nipples though.

2672 days ago

Zenophobe Alien    

He has a Fatwah declared against him. Would you want to date him or be with him when the towel heads come to get him?

2672 days ago


It's sad, these old men are so ridiculously arrogant and self invovled that that actually think that some model 25 years younger than them wants to get married because they are so charming and handsome? Come on, Rushdi isn't like Sean connery 20 years ago. I'm guessing he wasn't handsom even when he was in his 30's so why would he be so stupid as to Marry somebody obviously interested in him more for his fame and money than for any other reason?

2672 days ago

Boo Hoo    

She should hold on a little longer, because it looks like her hubby has one foot in the grave already.

2672 days ago


She married him for his good looks and all the the things they had in common...HA!
She is now bringing in a steady pay check with the chef contest/reality show thing on cable...he has outlasted his usefulness.
She has terrible diction (thank you #5) she has such an unnatural nasally voice I had to stop watching the she was so shiny all the time...and looked unwashed.
He got what he could get from her....she gave as much as she could stomach and she is moving on.
IF Salman Rushdie thinks that she married him for love he is a bigger fool than all the muslims think he is.....he must not be fun to live with anyway with the muslim hoard at his back.

2672 days ago

ireland bassinger to CA girl #1

unless Padma has a sex change operation.....Tom ain't havin it

nice nipples though Padma

2672 days ago

Boo Hoo    

Can you say underwear?

2672 days ago



she's just lovely and he, well he's such an icon of literature.... its a bit sad, to see them seperate. they really are a good match.

2672 days ago


note to fatties;
Every girl who is not fat like you,
is not a 'stick figure'.
She's normal. Put down the fork if you don't like it.

The hit on Rushdie was rescinded years back.
It was reissued last week, when it was announced he was to be knighted.

Padma is a target too, as long as she is associated with him.
She doesn't need his fame anymore so adios Salmon.

2672 days ago
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