Richard Gere Gives His Wife Alejandra Silva Total Love And Support: ‘I’m The Happiest Man In The Universe’

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Richard Gere is known for his charming ways; he was one of Hollywood’s leading heartthrobs in the ’80s and ’90s. He is known as a Hollywood hunk for his roles in films such as “American Gigolo” and “Pretty Woman.”

Born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gere grew up in Syracuse, New York. Gere’s father — Homer George Gere — was an insurance agent, while his mother, Doris Ann, was a housewife.

The ’90s would see Gere continue his leading man streak, appearing in the films “Primal Fear,” “Runaway Bride” (which saw him reunite with Julia Roberts), and “I’m Not There.” But it was his turn in 2002’s “Chicago” that pushed him back into the limelight.

Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have welcomed not just one healthy baby boy into the world but two sons. The couple’s first child, Alexander Gere, was born in February 2019, while in August of 2020, the couple had their second son together, whose name is still not publicly known so far.

Besides Gere’s two sons with Silva, the 72-year-old actor also has another son from a previous relationship. Gere’s firstborn son with former partner Carey Lowell, Homer, is now in his 20s and has inherited his father’s good looks and charm.

Because Gere has decided to have kids in his 70s, he has challenges that most fathers do not have. He and his wife Silva have a 33-year age gap, and Gere has reportedly said that he is worried he will not be able to be there when his younger children grow up due to his age as he did with his older child. Keep reading to learn more about Gere as a father and loving husband.

In February 2000, Gere and Lowell welcomed their only child, Homer Gere, who was presumably named after Richard Gere’s own father. While allegedly, Gere was reluctant to have children with his previous girlfriend, Crawford, things were different when he met Lowell. Lowell, who already had a child from a prior relationship, would never speak of any issue in regard to starting a family with Gere. Stating it was “spontaneous” and “right” during a report to The Guardian in 2002, things seemed to be on the up and up. Gere said in the interview:

“It was actually quite simple. I never had an issue about children one way or the other. With Carey, she had a child from a previous marriage, and it was just a natural thing, caring for this child, having our own child. It was totally spontaneous and right.”

Being raised primarily in New York City, Homer would be given the name Jigme in adherence to what Richard Gere lived by in regard to human rights. A Tibetan name would show the world that this would indeed become a special bond.

In February 2019, Gere and Silva welcomed baby Alexander, their first child together. Then, just over a year later, the couple were reported to have had a second son together, whose name still isn’t known, as the couple has been very private with regards to their children. He was born in April 2020.

However, Gere’s decision to have children again later in life has proved to come with some consequences. According to a source that spoke with Radar Online in 2019, Gere has many fears about being an older father.

The source talked about when Gere found out Silva was pregnant: “Richard wanted to be sure that he had found the right woman before he had another child…he found out they were pregnant, he realized how difficult it would be for him to raise a young child.”

Knowing that he was past his prime to be a father, Gere sought the advice of his close friend, the Dalai Lama, according to the source:

“The Dalai Lama reminded him that, as a Buddhist, he believes in reincarnation. He’s found some comfort in the fact that should he die before the child becomes an adult, he will return in some form to experience him or her! That gave him some peace.”

The star is a dedicated father and is great at making sure his kids stay a priority in his life. “The marginal stuff just doesn’t affect you anymore when you weigh it against the real things in your life. All the cliches (about parenthood) are true,” Gere shared.

Having the right partner makes it all easier. Gere said: “I’m the happiest man in the universe. How could I not be? I’m married to a beautiful woman who is smart, sensitive, committed to helping people, who’s fun, patient, who knows how to forgive, who’s a great cook – and who makes the best salads in the world!”

Silva added: “He is the most humble, sensitive, affectionate, attentive, funny, generous man that I’ve ever met. What can I say? I’m so in love! How would you feel if each morning you were asked: ‘What would make you happy today?’ Not a day goes by that he doesn’t mention how important I am to him. I feel very lucky.”

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