Richard Gere And Alejandra Silva Share Rare Photograph Of Their Toddler Son

Nov 22, 2022 by apost team

Richard Gere is known as a Hollywood hunk for his roles in films such as "American Gigolo," "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride." He is also known for his charming ways. Born on Aug. 31, 1949, Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but grew up in Syracuse, New York. 

Gere embarked on a leading man streak as he appeared in the thriller "Primal Fear," "Runaway Bride,” which saw him reunite with Julia Roberts, and "I'm Not There." But it was his turn in 2002's "Chicago" that pushed him back into the limelight.

While the actor has won women over on-screen, he has also had time to win over the ladies off-screen when he’s not busy filming.

Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have welcomed not just one healthy baby boy into the world but two sons. The couple's first child, Alexander Gere, was born in February 2019, while in April 2020, the couple had their second son together, whose name is still not publicly known so far.

As well as these two sons Gere has with Silva, the actor also has another son from a previous relationship. Gere's firstborn son with former partner Carey Lowell, Homer, is now in his 20s and has inherited his father's good looks and charm. 

Because Gere has decided to have kids in his 70s, he has challenges that most fathers do not have. He and his wife Silva have a 34-year age gap, and Gere has reportedly said that he is worried he will not be able to see his younger children grow up due to his age as he did with his older child. 

Richard Gere, Alejandra Silva (2016), (Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty Images)

Gere grew up with great support from his parents and siblings. According to the Independent, he grew up on a farm and first dabbled in the creative world by writing music for high school productions. He credited his parents for helping him hone in on his talents. “My parents are extraordinary people,” Gere said. “They gave me and my four brothers and sisters enormous opportunities in terms of education, in terms of music…” 

He added, “We weren’t brought up with a lot of money, and the scraping that it took to have an education, to have music teachers, was an extraordinary thing.”

Now, Gere has a family of his own. After meeting Spanish activist Silva, Gere got married for a third time in April 2018, and not long after that, he and Silva welcomed two children of their own into the world.

The couple has a 34-year age gap, but it doesn't seem to bother them. Silva added: "Our karma was attracted the moment we saw each other. 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."

Silva also told Hello! Magazine:

"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!"

The star is a dedicated father and is great at making sure his kids stay a priority in his life. "The marginal stuff just doesn't affect you anymore when you weigh it against the real things in your life. All the cliches (about parenthood) are true," Gere shared.

Richard Gere, Alejandra Silva (2016), (Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images/Getty Images)

In February 2019, Gere and Silva welcomed baby Alexander, their first child together. Then, just over a year later, the couple was reported to have had a second son together, whose name still isn't known, as the couple has been very private with regard to their children. He was born in April 2020. 

Gere's first child, Homer, now in his early 20s, was a product of his first wife, Carey Lowell. However, Gere's decision to have children again later in life has proved to come with some consequences. According to a source that spoke with Radar Online in 2019, Gere has many fears about being an old father. The source said:

"He knows he's EXTREMELY old to be a father. He can do the math — and it's made him very aware his time is limited."

The source went on to talk about when Gere found out Silva was pregnant:

"Richard wanted to be sure that he had found the right woman before he had another child ... he found out they were pregnant, he realized how difficult it would be for him to raise a young child."

Every now and then, Gere and Silva will post a photo showing off their adorable family. In October 2022, Silva posted a picture on Instagram of a sweet pumpkin patch moment with the caption, “A perfect fall day with my boys 🧡”

On Nov. 17, 2022, Silva shared another heartwarming photograph of her 3-year-old son with the caption, “Daddy, mommy and Alexander 🧡” 

Many people left comments sharing how precious they found the moment to be – and we agree! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this loving family.

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