Lifestyle Food Padma Lakshmi Reveals She's Single After Split from Poet Terrance Hayes Taste the Nation's Padma Lakshmi and poet Terrance Hayes were spotted kissing and holding hands back in June By People Staff Published on November 1, 2021 04:38 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Padma Lakshmi is single. The Taste the Nation host and executive producer, 51, opened up about her dating life on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, revealing that she's not currently seeing anyone. "I'm single," Lakshmi told Cohen, responding to a viewer's question about her relationship status. Her news comes months after Lakshmi was linked to poet and MacArthur fellowship recipient Terrance Hayes. Back in June, the two were photographed kissing and holding hands while walking Lakshmi's rescue dog, Divina, in New York City. Asked on WWHL if she's "still into poetry," Lakshmi confirmed she was, telling Cohen he was "correct" in his assertion that "she's always been into poetry no matter who she's dating." A representative for Lakshmi could not immediately be reached for comment. Padma Lakshmi Is Dating Poet Terrance Hayes: 'They're Still Getting to Know Each Other,' Says Source Padma Lakshmi and Terrance Hayes. GETTY (2) Padma Lakshmi Explores Holiday Traditions in Emotional New Trailer for Taste the Nation Special Lakshmi shares 11-year-old daughter Krishna Thea with ex Adam Dell. The two started dating in 2009 and split in early 2021. The cookbook author and Top Chef host was on WWHL to promote the new installment of her award-winning travel and food docuseries,Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi. It returns on Thursday for a special four-part holiday edition that will find the star exploring the unique traditions attached to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Years, Christmas, Seollal, and Nochebuena. "Holiday traditions can literally be passed from plate to plate," Lakshmi said in show's trailer, which PEOPLE debuted exclusively last month. "Come with me on a journey to explore the holidays like never before," the Emmy-nominated host added. "It's a time filled with warmth and light and sweet moments. And don't forget about the food: the bond that ties us all together." Padma Lakshmi on How Her Mom Shaped Her Love of Cooking: 'She Was a Tyrant in the Kitchen But in a Loving Way' Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Tony was a friend for 20 years and his writing was a great inspiration to me," Lakshmi said. "Our show is much different, but I love the comparison. It's just different." The series has received parallels to the late chef Anthony Bourdain's series Parts Unknown, though Lakshmi told Cohen their shows can't be compared. Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen airs Sunday-Thursday nights on Bravo.