The news regarding the pregnancy was first announced last September. Both Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva have one child each with their former partners.
Richard Gere, a 69-year-old American actor has become a father once again. His wife Alejandra Silva, 36, recently gave birth to their first son together in New York City. Details regarding the exact date of birth and the name of the child have not yet been shared. The news was first reported by Spanish magazine Hola!, and it comes just seven months before the Hollywood screen veteran celebrates his 70th birthday. This is the first child the couple has had together. The news regarding the pregnancy was first announced last September, and ever since, Alejandra Silva has been sharing moments of her pregnancy on Instagram, making sure to let the fans know what her journey was like during those 9-months. Silva is originally from Spain and her father is Ignacio Silva, the former Vice President of the Real Madrid Football Club.
Both Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva have one child each with their former partners. Gere has a 19-year-old son from his marriage to Carey Lowell and Silva has a son with her ex-husband, Govind Friedland. Since both of them have been parents before, they already know the drill and know exactly how parenting works. Raising a child as a celebrity can be a lot more difficult because the children are exposed to the world a lot sooner than they should be. It can be hard to keep them away from the spotlight for long, especially with paparazzi on your back all round the clock.
Well, the couple has done it before so protecting their newborn from the industry and the world shouldn't be much of a problem this time. Gere and Silva got married in 2015, shortly after her divorce with her ex-husband was finalized. The couple was married in a secret ceremony after first reconnecting in 2014 and dating since then. The two have claimed to be extremely happy together on several occasions and according to an insider from People, “They’re so comfortable with each other, have fun together and are looking forward to their future together.”
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Both Gere and Silva follow Buddhism and Buddhist leader Dalai Lama a few months back. A picture of the couple with the Buddhist leader was shared on Instagram as part of Silva's pregnancy documentary. In the picture that she shared, Dalai Lama can be seen putting his hand on her bump to bless the unborn child. Fans of the actor would know that Gere is a long-term friend of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader. Gere, who is a Buddhist himself, is quite a huge advocate for human rights in Tibet. Silva is also known for her work as an activist. Silva runs RAIS Fundación, a non-profit aiming to eradicate homelessness in Spain in five years (the word rais means roots in Spanish).
According to the 'Pretty Woman' actor, his work as an activist in Tibet has resulted in him being blacklisted in Hollywood. Moreover, the actor has also been banned from entering China due to his support for the state.
The couple has been together for around four years now. Their secret marriage took place in Spain, the country where Silva is from. A month later, a celebratory party was held in the actor's home in New York for their friends and family. During an exclusive interview after the wedding, the actor said, “I’m the happiest man in the universe and how couldn’t I be!" He further continued, "I’m married to a beautiful, sensitive, funny woman who’s committed to helping people and is a great mother.”
Gere shares a son with ex-wife Carey Lowell to whom he was married to for 14 years (they got married in 2002). Prior to that, Gere was married to Cindy Crawford for four years between 1991 to 1995. Silva, on the other hand, met Gere while divorcing her first husband and the father of her first child Govind Friedland, the son of mining magnate Robert Friedland. Apparently, the couple were initially family friends and had known each other for around a decade before they got married. Silva claims that they were attracted to each other instantly.
According to People, “Our karma was attracted the moment we saw each other,” Silva said. “I’m not ignoring our age difference and what it means to be with a Hollywood star, but when there’s such a strong karmic energy, the problems disappear.” The two often share their cozy moments with fans on Instagram. “So grateful to have you in my life, extraordinary and special human being, you have [shaken] my life, making me see what is really important. Undeniable! love you with all my heart,” she wrote in one of her posts.
Silva also mentioned that she felt lost and after meeting Gere her life was filled with a new light. She said, “It was feeling that someone was reaching out and showing me my true path.” The two have now found some new light together in their lives as they prepare to raise their first child together. Details regarding the name of their son and the exact date of birth will be shared soon. Until then, we can only congratulate the new parents and hope that he turns out to be as great as his parents are.