Like his on-screen persona, Richard Gere is a romantic in the real world, having married thrice and now enjoys a blissful life with third wife Alejandra Silva.
Richard Gere had a successful run in Hollywood, establishing himself as the star of romantic comedies. His real-life journey isn’t so different.
In his quest for true love, the actor has been married three times, each one having its own unique love story. His most recent marriage was to wife Alejandra Silva, the mother of two of his three children.
Silva first drew the world’s attention when she welcomed her first son, Alexander Gere, with Richard Gere, who was 69-year-old at the time. She performed the feat again one year later, birthing the couple’s second child at their home in Pound Ridge, New York.
Before hitting it off with Gere, Silva had been married once, to mining magnate Govind Friedland. The duo share one son, Albert, who remains Richard Gere’s only stepson.
Parenthood aside, the couple have proven themselves to be relationship goals on occasions. Richard Gere has openly gushed about his third wife, describing her as the woman he fell completely in love with.
So who is this woman who stole the heart of the Hollywood heartthrob after an adventurous love life and career?
Who Is Richard Gere’s Wife Alejandra Silva?
Alejandra Silva is the third wife of actor Richard Gere. Born in Madrid, in February 1983, the now-39-year-old grew to become a Spanish publicist, philanthropist, and political activist.
Before her profession took off, she spent most of her early life in Dorset, where she completed her A levels before returning to her native Spain to study Marketing and advertising.
Her choice of career mirrored that of her dad, Ignacio Silva, who was a businessman and former Vice President of Real Madrid Football Club. Her mom was Paolo Garcia-Baquero.
Alejandra Silva’s Career
Silva’s career has seen her work with notable organizations like the Beautiful Life Fund and Rais Foundation for the Homeless. Additionally, she lent her voice to the Real Madrid Foundation’s African Initiative Project.
At the onset of her career, the 39-year-old worked as an intern in The Farm ad agency, Madrid. Thereafter, she took on a position in sales and marketing at a private-owned aviation company, and later held a managerial position at a hotel in Italy.
Richard Gere And His Wife Have A 33-Years Age Gap
Alejandra Silva was only a child when she first met her future husband Richard Gere, a family friend of the Silvas. However, their love story only began decades later, when a mutual friend reintroduced them in 2014 at a hotel in Positano, Italy.
Following that meeting, Gere became so taken by Silva, who served as the hotel’s manager. Ultimately, he began sending her flowers on end, until she agreed to a date with him.
From the looks of things, their date went remarkably well, as they soon became an item, despite their 33-year age gap. Barely four years later, the lovebirds tied the knot in a secret civil ceremony at Gere’s New York estate.
To date, their huge age difference hardly gets in the way of their love, as Silva never fails to point out, describing herself as the luckiest woman in the world. On one occasion, she quipped:
“He’s the most humble, sensitive, affectionate, attentive, funny, generous man that I’ve ever met. What can I say? I’m so in love!”
Richard Gere also reciprocates his wife’s feelings, admittedly making her happiness a priority. Alejandra divulged:
“How would you feel if every 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.”
Alejandra Silva Is A Mother Of Three Kids
One year after their marriage, Richard Gere’s wife delivered a baby boy, their first child together. They soon revealed the name of the youngster, born in September 2019 as alexander Gere.
In 2020, when Gere was 70 years old, he became a dad again, welcoming another son with his wife. The private pair have kept their son’s identity a secret, hence his name remains unknown to the public.
Long before birthing her kids with the “runaway Bride” actor, Silva had a son, Albert from her first marriage. She is also a stepmom to Richard Gere’s first son, Homer Gere, from his marriage to Carey Lowell.
Who Are Richard Gere’s Previous Wives
Before marrying his current spouse, Richard Gere married and divorced at least two times. First, he married model Cindy Crawford in 1991. Their union lasted until 1995 before ending in divorce.
Next, the “Pretty Woman” star kicked off his romance with Lowell, his second wife. Their marriage yielded one child, Homer before their eventual divorce in 2016, after 12 years together.
Around that time, Silva came into Richard Gere’s life and served as his pillar of support through the heated custody battle that followed his split from second wife, Lowell. The exes eventually reached a compromise before the finalization of their divorce.
Gere has also been associated with Hollywood big names like Julia Roberts, who the world once deemed his perfect match. But the two have threaded their own paths in the entertainment industry, finding happiness with their respective partners.