At age 69, actor Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have welcomed their first child.
Actor Richard Gere becomes father, 69 and his third wife Alejandra Silva are blessed with a boy. Gere’s third wife Alejandra gave birth to a boy a few days back.
Richard revealed the name of his baby boy – “Alexander”, which means Alejandro in Spanish.
After dating each other since 2015, Richard married Alejandra in April 2018. A 35-year-old Spanish publicist and activist, Silva had broken the news of her pregnancy by posting a picture on Instagram. In the picture couple can be seeing taking blessings from Dalai Lama.
The picture which has been removed from Instagram was captioned “A very special moment just a few minutes ago… Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”
The ‘Chicago’ actor Richard is already a father to a 19-year-old son Homer James Jigme Gere from his previous marriage to actress Carey Lowell. Gere and Lowell separated in 2013 after 11 years of marriage. Their divorce finalized in October 2016.
Richards third wife Silva is originally from Spain and the daughter of Ignacio Silva, a businessman and the former Vice President of Real Madrid Football Club. Silva also has a child, a son named Albert, with her ex-husband, Govind Friedland, whom she divorced in 2015.
Gere, who turned 69 in August, married to longtime family friend Silva, 35, at the actor’s ranch outside New York City in April 2018.
Richard hogged the headlines earlier in April 2007, when he planted a kiss on Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s cheeks in public, during an AIDS awareness program in Delhi. Later Gere offered apologies to actress.