In pictures obtained by Page Six, the Bravo star — dressed fabulously in a white ruffled dress paired with sky-high tan wedge heels and a COVID-safe mask and guiding her little dog on a leash — was seen locking lips with the handsome How To Be Drawn writer, who was clad in a crisp black shirt and jeans, as they returned from a date in New York City on Monday, June 14.
According to sources, the gorgeous new couple have only recently begun dating. A source revealed, “It’s early days. They’re just getting to know each other.”
Hayes, 49, is an acclaimed writer and poet who won the National Book Award in 2010 for his book of poems titled Lighthead and was a finalist twice more in 2015 and 2018. The talented wordsmith also received a MacArthur fellowship in 2014 as well as a Guggenheim fellowship.
Lakshmi, 50, is riding high on a wave of success of her own. The television personality received six Critics Choice Real TV Awards nominations — three for Top Chef and three for her other hit show Taste the Nation. It looks like the two have all the makings for a hot new power couple!
The brunette beauty has been in an on-and-off relationship with the father of her 11-year-old daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, since 2009.
Lakshmi and the American venture capitalist split up in the beginning of 2021 but remain committed to co-parenting their young daughter together.
A source explained, “Adam and Padma broke up shortly after the new year; it was very amicable. They are intent on staying the best of friends and remain like family. The couple are still very close and are committed to co-parenting their daughter, Krishna, who has always been their first priority.”