He’s found his “Pretty Woman” and now they’re adding a tiny pair of shoes!
Richard Gere is set to welcome his second child, and it’s a first with his glowing wife, Alejandra Silva. The joyous news was unveiled with a spiritual touch from none other than the Dalai Lama.
“An unforgettable moment… receiving blessings for our upcoming joy,” Silva captioned an Instagram snap, showcasing the revered Buddhist leader gracing her blossoming baby belly.
“We wanted to share it with HH Dalai Lama before making it public☺️,” revealed the radiant 35-year-old Spanish entrepreneur and advocate, who also conveyed her happiness in her mother tongue.
At 69, Gere isn’t new to fatherhood. He’s the proud dad to 18-year-old Homer James Jigme with his former wife, Carey Lowell. And this isn’t the first rodeo for Silva either; she’s mom to a spirited 5½-year-old boy, Albert, from an earlier union.
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The love story of Gere and Silva wasn’t an overnight sensation. Their connection spans over a decade, even though sparks truly began to fly between them in 2014. Just this April, a well-placed source revealed to PEOPLE that the duo secretly tied the knot quite some time back and are now basking in marital bliss.
Their bond? It’s solid. “They effortlessly vibe with each other, share laughter, and are keenly planning their shared future,” the insider shared about the couple’s palpable chemistry.
Spanish publication HOLA! had the exclusive scoop, revealing first that Gere and Silva exchanged vows in an intimate civil ceremony in early April. But that wasn’t all – the couple had grand plans to toast to their union with a bigger bash in New York City come May, surrounded by their loved ones.
And oh, what a party it was! Set against the backdrop of Gere’s scenic Pound Ridge estate in New York, the celebration wasn’t short of unique touches. Notably, several Tibetan monks were in attendance – a nod to Gere’s Buddhist beliefs. Fun fact? The name ‘Jigme’, one of the middle names of Gere’s son Homer, is of Tibetan origin.
Following their wedding announcement, a close associate in the film industry remarked to PEOPLE that Gere has found true contentment in recent years, feeling more centered and purposeful.
“The blend of his Buddhist practices and his dedication to humanitarian causes have genuinely enriched and evolved him. He’s now in a phase where he can take on film roles that genuinely resonate with him,” shared the source about the renowned “Chicago” actor.
Gere has journeyed through marriage thrice. His first union was with iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford, lasting from 1991 to 1995. Later, he married Carey Lowell in 2002, with whom he had his beloved son. Their marriage faced tumultuous times leading to their split in 2013, and their divorce concluded in 2016 amidst much public attention.