Richard Gere has once again become a father at the age of 69 after his wife Alejandra Silva gave birth to a boy here a few days back. They both have children from their previous marriages.
In December 2018, Alejandra Silva had posted a selfie of her baby bump and had captioned it: “I’m so happy.”
Alejandra, 35, Spanish publicist and activist, Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere had confirmed the news of being parents back in September 2018, as they received a blessing from the Dalai Lama by posting their picture on Instagram where this celebrity couple is seen taking blessings from the Dalai Lama.
“A very special moment just a few minutes ago. Getting blessings for our precious to come. We couldn’t announce it before telling Dalai Lama.” the new mommy captioned the photo.
This is Richard Gere’s first child with Alejandra, although he is already is a father to a 19-year-old Homer James Jigme Gere from his previous marriage to actress Carey Lowell. He was also previously married to Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995.
Alejandra Silva too was previously married to Govind Friedland, the son of American-Canadian billionaire, financier Robert Martin Friedland. Together they have a son Albert Friedland aged 6.
Alejandra and Govind were in the process of her divorce by October 2015, by which time Alejandra was already in a relationship with Richard Gere, a longtime family friend. Alejandra and Richard Gere married in April 2018 at Richard Gere’s estate in Pound Ridge, New York.
On the other hand, Richard Gere hogged the headlines, earlier this year when he was countersued for trying to steal a project from his producing partners, Random Acts Entertainment, just days after he sued them for allegedly trying to extort him.
This new addition opens a new chapter in the pair’s relationship, Neither the 33-year age gap nor their long-distance marriage has proved an obstacle to their love.