The couple who have a 20-year age gap, met when they were both going through divorces.
Richard Gere, the legendary American actor, has been in the spotlight since he began acting in the 1970s. Although he had a challenging childhood, he created a legacy of his own in the entertainment industry. Despite his long career as a starring man in dramas, Gere has generally avoided controversy in his personal life. He's proven to be an honest man who isn't hesitant to speak up on subjects he cares about.
The actor is most known for his work in romantic comedies, although he has demonstrated a wide range of abilities. He told The Independent in 2017, "My career has never been thought out. I never engineered a career. I just have always done whatever I wanted. You’re restricted by what you’re offered… but the incredible list of brilliant directors and actors and writers I’ve worked with, you know I’m kind of amazed myself that I’ve been able to ride this career this long with such good people."
Gere actor married Alejandra Silva in April 2018 and the couple has two sons, Alexander, born in 2019, and a second boy, whose name has not been revealed, born in 2020, per Your Tango. Gere is just as passionate in real life as he is in his rom-com roles since he creates songs for his beautiful wife.
When Richard visited Alejandra's family-owned hotel in Positano in 2014, the couple met for the first time. Alejandra turned to Buddhism and relocated to New York when they fell in love, and they married in a beautiful wedding on Richard's ranch outside of New York City, reports Hello! Magazine. She told the outlet, "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,"
They both were going through divorces when they met and it bought them closer to each other. Alejandra added, "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."
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She continued, "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?" Gere also called himself "the happiest man in the universe," after marrying Alejandra. He said, "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!"
The couple has a large age gap of 20 years and Alejandra said that it doesn't bother her. She added, "In this life, it had to be like this. He has promised me at least 20 good years! I have to confess that he has much more energy than me; he's much more active. I find it hard to keep up with him. He's not human!"
"It's the sweetest, most romantic dream I've ever had. That's why I've decided to stay in it!"
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