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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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31.

tba    

Did he pay her to be his wife? What's wrong with that picture? She's gorgeous and he looks like a troll.

2584 days ago
32.

Nuts    

what she see in this troll.ah money .of course.

2584 days ago
33.

Nicole    

Touche, we all know you're a trailer park retard with a 9th grade education. "Satanic Verses" has nothing to do with Satan. Oh, wait, how would you know that? It's hard to read post-modernist literature from cover to cover when you're illiterate and working at Pep Boys.

2584 days ago
34.

kris    

Christians have the highest divorce rate in the country. It's not at all a book about Satan, read something other than your bible.

2584 days ago
35.

hello, it    

12. uhhhhh.....earth to CA girl #1

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

nice nipples though Padma

Posted at 4:47PM on Jul 2nd 2007 by WTF!!

Actually, Tom is married and has a child.

2584 days ago
36.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

looks like whatever padma wants padma gets. they made a strange couple that is for sure, and she definitely plays up her sex appeal on top chef, but that doesn't mean she's a bimbo. brains and beauty aren't mutually exclusive you know.

2584 days ago
37.

are you kidding me?    

have you guys seen her arms on TV? she's got the nastiest scars.

but then again, she's gettin old. time for rushdie to get an upgrade. money talks.

2584 days ago
38.

Jbo    

"Holy shiite!" I almost spit my beer all over my monitor - he he he!!!

2584 days ago
39.

Malibu Barbie    

#42 I have same question, what is with her arms????? Could not believe these two were married, made no sense, oh well I wouldn't want to be with a guy that has a major death threat hanging over his head........another one bites the dust

2584 days ago
40.

Carroll    

Lakshmi is indeed gorgeous. As to the fatwa over Salman Rushdie's head, free speech doesn't exist in the Middle East because he'd be killed if he were to go back to his country of origin. He told the truth as it is, something his fellow Islam-practicing Muslims, did not want to heear. Lakshmi obviously had her reasons.....maybe his way of life and the eternal threat hanging over him was too much for her.

2584 days ago
41.

djvan    

Padma is a goldigger with enough money of her own but,never enough for some..takes a lot to support a nation

2584 days ago
42.

emmapo    

Have you seen Top Chef? It's a good things she's beautiful because she has zero talent (except for removing her clothes).

2584 days ago
43.

eric    

She is sooo beautiful...He is such a troll. He must have paid her millions to run her slinky fingers through that sparse area of transplanted pubic hair on his deformed dome.

2584 days ago
44.

Terry    

maybe you should read the book first.

2584 days ago
45.

K in CO    

She's so annoying. She was on The View and wouldn't shut the hell up. He probably couldn't take all the incessant chatter no matter how good the headlights looked at one point in time.

2584 days ago
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