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17 September 2018, 14:20
Richard Gere will reportedly become a father again in the coming months.
The Hollywood actor, who turned 69 last month, is expecting a child with his third wife, Spanish activist Alejandra Silva, according to Spanish news station ABC.
Alejandra has now confirmed the news, after the couple met with the Dalai Lama at the weekend:
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A very special moment just a few minutes ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn’t say it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺️ Un momento muy especial para nosotros hace unos minutos.. Muy feliz recibiendo bendiciones para nuestro preciado tesoro por llegar... no lo podía mencionarlo sin antes habérselo dicho a su SS Dalai Lama.. ☺️ #dalailama #richardgere #alejandragere #love
She captioned it: "A very special moment just a few minutes ago ... Getting blessings for our precious to like .. we could not say it before HH Dalai Lama."
Pretty Woman Richard star married his 35-year-old partner Alejandra in April in an Indian-inspired ceremony at his ranch outside of New York.
“I’m the happiest man in the universe," he told Hello! at the time.
“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 Bunuel. You can’t get any better than that.”
The couple met after Gere stayed at a hotel Silva’s family owns in Positano in Italy in 2014.
Alejandra runs a charity that aims to stop homelessness in Spain. She revealed that the actor sent her flowers until she agreed to date him, and he regularly writes songs for her.
Gere was previously married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995 and actress Carey Lowell from 2002 to 2016, with whom he had his 18-year-old son Homer. Alejandra also has a five-year old son from a previous marriage.