Richard Gere’s wife is mad he rushed to comfort Diane Lane after her divorce filing

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Ever since Diane Lane and Josh Brolin announced the demise of their marriage, I’ve been wondering exactly how many phone calls Diane has received from enterprising suitors. She’s definitely a catch as a mature lady who looks phenomenal and hasn’t ruined her face with plastic surgery or fillers. Now and according to a story in this week’s Enquirer, we’re learning about which dude can claim “first responder” status on the post-split scene. And as you can see from the above photo (from the Palm Springs film festival in January), there’s plenty of chemistry to be found here.

In other words, ladies man Richard Gere is at it again, folks. We’ve already heard about the Page Six story that filled us in on the details of Gere’s nasty habit of blatantly hitting on pretty married ladies right in front of their husbands. As it stands, Richard and Diane have a long-standing friendship and have starred together in Unfaithful and Nights in Rodanthe. If you were Richard’s wife, Carey Lowell, would you be threatened by Richard rushing to aid Diane in her “damsel in distress” moment of need? I’d be jealous as hell, and the Enquirer says that Carey is pissed off because she wasn’t even in town when Richard and Diane met up. Here are the details:

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Skirt-chaser Richard Gere has infuriated his wife Carey Lowell by rushing to comfort gorgeous Diane Lane after her recent divorce announcment.

The handsome actor, 63, damaged his own shaky marriage by letting Diane — his co-star in the steamy 2008 film Unfaithful — to cry on his shoulder about her split from Josh Brolin, say sources. At the time, Gere was in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards without his wife.

“Carey is seething that Richard was the first to rush in and help a damsel in distress,” revealed an insider. “She knows he enjoys playing that role and believes he flirts with every vulnerable woman he stumbles upon.”

The couples are old friends. Josh and Diane even stayed at the bed and breakfast inn that Gere and his wife own in Bedford, N.Y. Still, “Carey doesn’t think it’s her husband’s job to console Diane,” said the insider.

In an explosive showdown, Richard was read the riot act by his 52-year-old wife. Carey eventually stormed out fot he room with Richard yelling after her that she was being paranoid for no reason, according to the source.

As the Enquirer reported late last year, the couple — who wed in 2002 and have a 13-year-old son together — had a huge dustup when Richard flirted with an attractive blonde in an East Hampton, N.Y. restaruant.

Althoug Gere’s reps denied any problem at the time, our insider insists that Carey is fed up with Richard’s roving eye — and his comforting Diane, 48, may be the final straw.

Concluded the insider: “I wouldn’t be surprised if a divorce annoucement comes from Richard and Carey as well.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, March 18, 2013]

If this story is true, this could actually be the end of Richard’s marriage to Carey. He’s such a flirt, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s already mentally envisioning himself with Diane. I don’t know whether Diane sees Richard in any sense other than platonic, but you can guarantee that Richard definitely sees Diane naked in his own mind. And I sense another divorce filing in 3 … 2 ….

Richard Gere Diane Lane

Richard Gere Diane Lane

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  1. e.non says:

    calling b.s. on this one.. gawd forbid that actors who have worked together might actually become and remain friends..

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, agree with you on that.

    • Mitzie M says:

      I believe it, I was watching a show in the UK with Graham Norton who is the talk show host and Mr Gere was awfully handsy with the female guests, made for rather uncomfortable viewing in my opinion.

  2. brin says:

    This would be interesting (except that it’s coming from the Enquirer).

  3. Gerbil Keeper says:

    Keep dreaming Richard…

    • andy says:

      Gerbil Keeper….lol

    • Anga says:

      Didnt Michael Caine settle the matter of Geres Orientation a long time ago when he made a snarky comment about Gere who is his next door neighbour?

      Even without Michaels comments, I’ve heard for Yeeeeaaaars that Gere is not into ladies.

  4. Christina says:

    Interesting that Diane is referred to as a ‘mature lady’ when she’s 15 years younger than Gere.

  5. Barrett says:

    Wow she still looks good!

  6. Dibba says:

    Love her!

  7. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Weren’t Gere and Lane also in the movie “The Cotton Club” together over 30 years ago (sorry-too lazy to look it up myself this early in the morning)? If they’ve known each other that long I don’t really see anything wrong with helping her out during a divorce. He & Carey have known each other/been together a long time-he & Lane have made 2 movies together in that time-I’m sure she knows what’s up.

    PS How do people in the 60s have the time and energy for affairs anyway? I’m 33 and I don’t even have the energy nor the inclination.

    • maggiegrace says:

      55 here, and trust me, yeah.

    • CAT04 says:

      I was just about to say that. They both were in The Cotton Club and that came out in 1984 so just short of 30 years ago!

    • delia says:

      Yes, Lane and Gere were in “Cotton Club” (1984) together so they’ve known each other for almost 30 years. I think it’s admirable when long time friends are there to support each other in difficult times and I don’t believe this tabloid rumor.

      BTW “Cotton Club” is not a very good movie but it’s worth seeing for 2 reasons:
      1. The dancing by Gregory Hines and Maurice Hines and some others.
      2. Seeing how unbelievably gorgeous the very young Diane Lane looked.

      • megsie says:

        Hines brothers were something else, yes. Well worth a look. Cotton Club was one of those movies that should have been wonderful, but for some reason fell short.

        Diane Lane will always be attractive imo but, my god, she took your breath away back then.

      • j.eyre says:

        +2 to watching the movie for the Hines’ dancing. I miss Gregory. I just youtubed his and Baryshnikov dance sequence in White Nights – also a lousy movie but should be watched for the dancing.

        I am getting a little emotional just thinking about his dancing.

      • Lulu says:

        Oh Lord yes, the DANCING miss eyre. Since I’ve gotten married to an ex farmer, I sometimes miss the finer enjoyments. Although he does take excellent care of my guinea pigs.

  8. Hakura says:

    All these types of magazines just have to start ‘affair’ rumors, whenever a couple divorces…

    That said, I wouldn’t trust Richard Gere as far as I could throw him, he’s already made it clear he doesn’t particularly care how his wife feels, openly flirting everywhere he goes. Just sounds like a pain in the ass.

  9. Ronnie says:

    Love Diane, I am glad she has someone there for her when she needs it. I have a feeling that life with Brolin was hell.

  10. JudyK says:

    Carey Lowell is an absolute doll…Richard Gere is a fool if he risks losing her.

    I’d be livid, too, if my husband (if I had one) felt the need to be a “first responder.” Ridiculous. It stinks.

  11. Suze says:

    The hand placement in photo 3 doesn’t lie.

    • Original N says:

      I noticed that as well!

      • Christina says:

        I think the body language in all of the photos is pretty telling. They look like lovers, not just friends. Now, I’m not saying they ARE or ever were lovers, but the body language does hint that they’d be happy to consider the possibility.

    • Lulu says:

      Yes, but you notice that she is putting a restraining hand on top of his. A sign that she is controlling his hand – it is only there because she is allowing it. If her hand placement was cupping his hand, instead of right on top of it, I would say that she was complicit in his hand placement. As it is, IMO, she is nicely saying (through body language) “My friend, I know you are a die hard groper/ladies man, and I am allowing you to place your hand here.”

      I’ve done much the same thing a few times.

  12. aims says:

    I think Richard is one of those guys that is overly friendly. Like, he’s the guy that would offer you a back massage, in front of everyone, and not understand why people would think it was inappropriate. I would hope that by now his wife would understand what she got into. In a perfect world, you should be able to support a friend going through a hard time. But we all know that these two have chemistry. Im sympathetic towards Diane. I think she was in a crappy marriage, and good for her for getting out. I think Richard will do what he does, and his suffering wife looks the other way.

  13. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    What happened to her finger?

  14. Nev says:

    hahaha such a playa.

  15. fabgrrl says:

    Well, Gere/Lane would certainly be a hot couple. But really, he needs to keep it in his pants. There is the adage, why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home? However, in this case, it may be going out for filet mignon when you have top sirlon at home….

    I think Diane Lane and Carey Lowell should hook up.

  16. Ann says:

    Oh, Lane could do MUCH better. AND he’s too old for her.

  17. Jayna says:

    Rushing in to comfort her? By the time a celeb files for divorce and acknowledges the split publically, the split had happened long before, just kept on the down low. Their marriage seems to have been over for a while. She wasn’t walked out on and comotose on the floor shattered the day it was announced.

    Bogus story.

  18. Jayna says:

    Liam Neeson and Diane. That’s the pairing I want.

  19. Suze says:

    An aside to this: I wish Carey Lowell would get more work. I like her as an actor.

  20. lori says:

    See I think someone should play up the Oliver Martinez angel and then we can sit back and watch Halle Berry completely come unglued.

  21. RHONYC says:

    “…when Richard flirted with an attractive blonde in an East Hampton, N.Y. restaruant…”


    reading. this. is. so. f*cking. bizarre. you guys. 😯

    true story:

    i was waitressing in Manhattan when he & Lowell were dating, and, swear to god…when he looked up at me…actually…when he beamingly smiled up at me after asking for their order, i could literally FEEL myself floating in air.

    i felt like he was so in love that he just radiated amoré.

    in hindsight, maybe he was checking me out… who knows? it never occurred to me that he could have been flirting with me since his woman was right there, but after reading this maybe that’s exactly what happened (i was a bit of a dim bulb back then, lol).

    tell you one damn thing…that man’s smile could charm the panties off a nun!

    he’s got that special something that is just…d-r-e-a-m-y. *batting eyelashes*

    phew. 😉

    • delia says:

      If nun panty dropping isn’t “star quality” then I don’t know what is! Lucky you

  22. Dhavynia says:

    Love love love Diane Lane she radiates sexiness without being trashy. Gere’s not bad but somehow I can totally see her with a hot young stud.
    Carey should nt worry, he was with Cindy Crawford before her and yes she’s a Bond girl and shes pretty but we’re talking CC at her prime.
    Theyve been together for a long time plus I don’t think Diane Lane would be the type of person that will disrespect his marriage

  23. Veruca says:

    Worst. Buddhist. Ever.

    • Gemini08 says:

      Seriously?? I would say it’s bad form for a Buddhist to judge- which I believe goes against the ideology,correct??

      • Veruca says:

        For you to make such an incorrect assessment about the philosophy shows you truly do not understand the Eightfold path Richard is supposed to be following.

        The fondling of women definitely does NOT represent Right Action or Right Thought.

        Insofar as your ‘judgment’ comment — how does that work? A human isn’t supposed to determine if someone’s actions are ‘wrong’? So, by that logic, I shouldn’t “judge” Richard if he rapes a woman?

        I don’t care if Richard f*cks everything with legs, personally. I just don’t like people who promote themselves as a paragon of something, but are obviously not.

        I feel the same about priests who molest kids. Should I not ‘judge’ them?

    • Gemini08 says:

      @Veruca. Please explain or show where Richard Gere has portrayed himself as a “paragon” of ANYTHING. He has been very vocal about his BELIEFS and his support for the Dali Lama but in all the years I have read interviews of his he has never painted himself as perfect or a paragon of virtue. I’m sorry but that seems more like your projection than his actual behavior

  24. KellyinSeattle says:

    Love Carey. My best friend, whom (whom?! 🙂 is gay, has posters all over her room of Richard Gere. She gets all giggly over him and says that he’s hot….and I mean, posters! As in teenager posters. I think he used to be gorgeous.

    • RHONYC says:

      as dreamy as he is i think Anderson Cooper beats him in the ‘Silver Fox’ contest. 😉

  25. Gemini08 says:

    Is it wrong to point out how good these two look together?

  26. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I have mixed feelings about Lane after she called the police on her husband for spousal abuse. While it might be true, she didn’t leave him afterwards or “take a break” from the marriage, or go to counseling (that we know of), so I had my doubts that the report was true. And if it wasn’t true, that’s a really sh!tty way to retaliate against your husband during an argument.

    I still don’t know if the report was true. But if it was, I don’t really respect her for staying, and if it wasn’t, I can’t respect her at all. And I used to really like her for aging gracefully and she seemed so nice.

    • Hakura says:

      I totally know what you mean, if that report/accusation wasn’t true. My younger bro (22) had one of those ‘monster’ gf’s that just started all sorts of horrible fights… She pulled that stunt, calling the cops & claiming my bro had beaten her. (I can tell you it didn’t happen because I was actually here, in our house, when it happened). The cops arrived, took one look at the nonsense this obviously was, & told my bro “it’s obvious it didn’t happen that way, we’re not even filing a report.”

      Not only was it an outright lie, but it disrespects & casts doubt on those who *genuinely* are in that situation, & call for help. & on the other hand, perhaps Diane did have a reason to call, but like so many others, returned to her abuser/husband.

  27. Helvetica says:

    Diane doesn’t strike me as “that type” of woman (read: homewrecker). They are probably good friends although they have great chemistry in film.

    I call BS on this story.

  28. norm says:

    She and Clooney would be a match made in heaven. She could be the type to get him to beg for marriage. Clooney is so used to the younger fluffier types, but I bet he would fall hard for her. He must be scared to meet someone like her since he fears marriage. She is stunning, sexy, exudes credibility, intelligence, kindness, just a high calliber type of lady. Clooney???? Are you there? Don’t be afraid…Send me the invitation, OK?

  29. Lux says:

    I’ve always thought that Richard & Carey were Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz’s witnesses at their wedding.

  30. Carolyn says:

    In all 3 photos of Diane & Richard they look like a couple. Surely at some point over the many years they’ve been friends they’ve hooked up.