Who is Richard Gere's wife? Richard Gere is going to be a dad again! Gere married 35-year-old Alejandra Silva in an intimate ceremony in Spain in April 2018 after dating for nearly four years. After the wedding, the Pretty Woman actor told reporters he was the "happiest man in the universe" and looked forward to settling into the "quiet and happy life" he's always wanted. Their son Alexander was born just eight months ago and now Alejandra is expecting again. That's right, Richard Gere is going to be a dad again at 70.
1. How did they meet?
With a 33-year-age difference, how did Richard and Alejandra meet? Well, it turns out they've known each other since she was a teenager. Gere borrowed a boat from her dad —the former vice president of the Real Madrid football club — to shoot a television commercial. Gere and Silva began dating in 2014. She is a publicist.
2. Meaning to life
In a 2016 interview with HOLA!, Silva said:"I was a little lost, without life, and knowing him gave meaning to my life. It was feeling that someone was reaching out and showing me my true path."
3. She converted for him
Silva was raised Catholic but converted to Buddhism for Gere. She told Madrid's ABC newspaper, “I was born Catholic, but converted to Buddhism two years ago. I think it was already inside of me. I believe in reincarnation so that’s why I think I was Buddhist before realizing it."
4. The wedding
Gere and Silva got married in April 2018 in an intimate ceremony in Spain. They also had a civil ceremony in New York City and a celebration with friends and family at Gere's home in Pound Ridge, New York on Cinco de Mayo.
5. Addition to family
Gere and Silva's son Alexander was born in February 2019. He joined Gere's 18-year-old son Homer with his ex-wife Carey Lowell and Silva's five-year-old son Albert with ex-husband Govind Friedland.
6. People are being critical
At 68, Gere isn't exactly young and fans have noted this. A number of tweets critical of his age and the coming baby pointed out the 33-year age difference between Gere and Silva as well as the fact that the actor is the age to be a grandfather to an infant, not a father.
Actor Richard Gere at 68 and will soon be a father. I realize that people are living longer, but at best he’ll see his kid for 32 years.
— Jason Taft (@JasonTaft13) August 8, 2018
It's cute that Richard Gere's wife can soon feed her baby and husband strained peas.
— The Chuck (@TheChuckof269) August 8, 2018
7. Spanish news broke the news
The baby news was first broken by Spanish TV host Lydia Lozano, who is on the gossip show Salvame Deluxe. She reported on July 25th that Alejandra was pregnant and Gere would be a 69-year-old (his birthday is August 31st) within six months. The Madrid based newspaper ABC then picked up the news and said it had been confirmed.
8. Another baby!
Hollywood Life reported recently that now 36-year-old Alejandra and 70 year old Gere are expecting another baby. She is reportedly three months pregnant.
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