While some believe that love fades away over the years, the 'Primal Fear' actor has been proving that wrong every single day. The quite-in-love wife, Alejandra Silva, says the 32 year age gap between them makes no difference in the way they treat each other.
I believe, at some point in our lives, we do cross paths with one true love. It's hard to explain the intense feeling one goes through when this magical moment arrives. Sometimes it could take quite a while to find that person who you want to share everything with and the same happened for Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva. Having known each other for years, one day something sparked between them and they embarked on their fairytale-like life.
According to a report by The Sun, The Pretty Woman actor was friends with Alejandra's family and first met her when she was a little girl. The pair later reconnected in 2014 at Treville hotel in Positano, Italy which was managed by her at the time. "A friend introduced us, we looked at each other and felt a very strong connection. We couldn't stop looking at each other all night, and since then we haven't been apart," she told HELLO! magazine.
Alejandra didn't make it any easy for Richard who used to be married to Cindy Crawford. But the 68-year-old actor seemed pretty adamant and didn't stop pursuing his lady love. He kept sending her flowers and regularly wrote her songs until she agreed to go on a date with him. "Love stories with a complicated beginning, where you have to overcome difficulties together, can bring you closer... I'm sure I did [have some doubts] at some point. In the beginning, he was more convinced than me. But from very early on, we felt that we were destined to be together," said Alejandra about their love.
Richard has always been the ladies' man, surely did not slack when it mattered the most. He made sure his lady love felt special every single day. "I feel like I'm in a true fairytale," said Alejandra. "Without a doubt, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world… What could be more romantic than a man who writes you songs every day?" When the actor decided to propose her for marriage he did in a very romantic way the details of which Alejandra wished to keep private.
"This was really a private moment, just for the two of us, but what I can tell you is that he asked me to marry him in the most romantic hotel I've been to, in St Paul de Vence [in the South of France], on my birthday. I get emotional just remembering it," she said. The couple got married in April 2018 in an Indian-inspired fairytale wedding and a few months later they welcomed their first child together. All Richard really wanted was a partner to share all the simple joys of his life which is hard to come by for an actor. Luckily he found everything in Alejandra Silva.
"I'm the happiest man in the universe. How could I not be?" said Richard during an interview. "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! Alejandra meditates, she's a vegetarian, a great mother, has the touch of an angel... and she's also Spanish: the land of kings and queens, of Cervantes and Buñuel... You can't get any better than that."
Alejandra who cannot help count her lucky stars said, "I never thought I'd find a man so perfect for me. I have no words to describe my happiness." In addition to that, she informs how even after being together for years, the actor still takes some time out of his life to do things that make her special every day. "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," she said.
Speaking to Telegraph Alejandra said, "Richard has been my hero in real life. I was a little lost, without light, and meeting him gave sense to my life. I felt like someone was stretching out his hand and showing me the true path." When asked about the massive age gap between the two - considering she's 36 years old and he's 68 - Alejandra simply revealed how that didn't bother them. "Our karma was attracted the moment we saw each other," she said. "I’m not ignoring our age difference and what it means to be with a Hollywood star, but when there’s such strong karmic energy, the problems disappear." The sensational couple is also working towards eradicating homelessness.