Considering his status, her love of books and his way with words, she was instantly smitten with him.
The sentiment was mutual and the two ended up in bed together on their very first date.
Forstmann, who had been dating the Top Chef host over the last several years, passed away on Sunday (20Nov11) after a battle with brain cancer. Forstmann founded the investment firm Forstmann & Little Co.
TV star Padma Lakshmi is in mourning after the death of her longtime partner and business financier Theodore Forstmann.
"I am lucky to have someone who unwaveringly gave me love and manly support – and is also the person that I love.PHOTOS: Unlikely celebrity couples Lakshmi, 43, lives in New York with Krishna, 3, her daughter with ex Adam Dell, the venture capitalist brother of computer legend Michael Dell. Before wedding actress Lowell, 52, Gere was previously married to Cindy Crawford for four years, divorcing in 1995. Neither party has commented on the potential romance.Padma Lakshmi met famous novelist Salman Rushdie in 1999.It's just too damn bad they feel the need to suppress it.So while we won't hold out hope for feminist advocacy in someone like Ted Cruz—though he does have two young daughters and a strong, working wife—or Donald Trump—despite Ivanka and her date-ability—there are others whose feminist declarations we eagerly await.