Los Angeles: Actor Richard Gere and TV host Padma Lakshmi have reportedly called off their six-month-old relationship.

Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere
Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere 

The duo have parted ways mutually due to their work commitments.

Lakshmi, the host of TV show "Top Chef", broke the news about being single in a television interview after she was asked about her love life, reports nypost.com.

"The couple decided they would be better as friends as both had been busy with their work," said a source.

Gere and Lakshmi began dating in April this year. However, the estranged couple did not make many public appearances together.