Well, I was kind of expecting this to happen at some point. Page Six reports this morning that Richard Gere and Carey Lowell have separated and are planning to divorce after eleven years of marriage. Carey – most famous (to me) for her turn as an ADA on Law & Order – and Richard have one child together, Homer James Jigme Gere, who is probably 13 years old right now. The news of their quiet split doesn’t surprise me because last year, there were many reports involving Richard acting weird/oddly flirtatious with many women and acting like a single dude. My guess is that Gere and Lowell have been separated for a while:
Richard Gere and his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell, have separated and are planning to file for divorce, Page Six can exclusively reveal. Gere, 64, and model/actress Lowell, 52, haven’t been photographed together since a Hamptons screening of his Wall Street thriller “Arbitrage” last year, and one source close to the couple said they’ve “been spending time apart for quite some time.”
Another source added that the two have drifted into different lifestyles as the Buddhist actor craves privacy and Lowell likes socializing with other bigwigs.
“They have a place in Bedford [NY], and he likes it because it’s quiet and he likes the solitude,” said the insider. “She likes being in North Haven in the limelight. They live next door to Jimmy Buffett and his family, and they’re good friends.”
Either way, the pair will have plenty of pricey property to divide. Their 12,000-square-foot, 12- bedroom North Haven home — called Strongheart Manor — was put on the market in July for a whopping $65 million. It features an “outdoor fireplace pavilion,” 300 feet of waterfront and a teahouse. Gere’s also an owner of the luxuriously restored Bedford Post Inn.
A source said that it’s unclear when exactly the couple will file for divorce. Gere was previously married to Cindy Crawford, while Lowell’s been married twice before — to photographer John Stember and actor Griffin Dunne. Gere and Lowell have a son, Homer. They were together for seven years before they tied the knot.
Last fall, Gere seemed interested in other women when Page Six reported that the “Pretty Woman” star ticked off a patron at Nick & Toni’s in the Hamptons by chatting up the guy’s pretty wife after he’d dined with a Hollywood crowd including Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep.
Gere’s starting production next month in Philadelphia on the indie movie “Franny,” in which he’ll play “a hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to re-create the life he once had.”
Reps for the couple declined to comment.
Holy crap, their North Haven property is worth $65 million?! And Gere owns a hotel? How did I not know that he’s THAT rich? Like, I figure he was a wealthy actor, of course, but $65 million properties are for, like, Johnny Depp-type wealth. Anyway, this is sad but expected, as I said. I would guess that Richard has probably been fooling around with other ladies for a few years, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Carey and Richard had quietly and informally separated a few years ago too.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Wow. And here I thought that he was so sensitive, Zen-like, and benevolent.
Mm, mm, mm.
He’s an actor, darling!
Random prediction based on no real foundation: he’ll hook up with Diane Lane.
I am really so sad to hear this (and I agree with Kaye’s prediction we’ll see a future hook-up with Diane Lane, if it hasn’t already happened). He and Carey always looked so happy together. In my opinion, Mr. Gere dishonored his wife with his roaming eye (she was VERY upset about this a year or so ago), followed quickly by reports he was ‘comforting’ his former co-star Lane after her divorce. Totally inappropriate. All could see the Geres really loved each other – their happiness came shining through in every photograph (and I mean the kind of happiness that lives behind the eyes). I think his wife adored Richard and I suspect he may come regret not doing everything in his power to keep his lovely wife and family together. Now another casualty and a kid involved as well. Very disappointing news. Richard, you may learn the grass isn’t so green on the other side of the fence, especially at your age. An old man without a family is a sad thing indeed. Perhaps your cerebral insight should have told you to honor your wife and marriage, and take pleasure in that rather than chatting up other women. No wife will tolerate such nonsense forever. You let a good one get away I fear.
Your post should be required reading for married men of a certain age who are contemplating cheating.
Are you kidding??? A rich old guy unable to attract women??? Not just the stereotypical shallow women as exemplified by Anne Nicole Smith, but women of substance too. Factor in the Movie star part and he will not die alone.
see George Lucas, 69yrs old married 44yr old recently http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2390371/George-Lucas-69-wife-Mellody-Hobson-44-welcome-baby-girl-surrogate.html
or even George Soros, 83yrs old, who married a 42yr old this weekend.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2428855/George-Soros-does-The-billionaire-83-gets-married-time-LAVISH-wedding-42-year-old-fiance-New-York-estate-Saturday.html
Heck even Rupert Murdoch won’t stay single for long if he chooses to go back in the dating pool, nor will he lack women trying to tempt him back into the pool.
LAK, old rich guys can get women to marry them of course but generally custody goes to the mother and the relationship with the children whithers. From what I have seen from my divorced friends’ experiences, if a man has cheated/misbehaved generally the children will take the mother’s side pretty much 100%. Yes possible to just start another family but I guess it must be painful to lose that bond.
LAK, I didn’t say he couldn’t attract another woman – I’m sure he will (or has). What I meant when I said “an old man without a family is a sad thing indeed”, I was thinking of his own family – his wife, her daughter that he must have raised throughout most of her life, and his own early-teen son. Not to mention the comfort level that comes with a long marriage/relationship. I stand by my view, Richard, that enlightenment begins at home. One of a man’s greatest accomplishments, and a true measure of his success as a human being, can be found in his happy wife and children. I saw that Richard Gere’s wife truly loved him – the fact that she was publicly embarrassed and upset by his dishonorable behavior a year ago, tells me she still had skin in the game of their marriage at that point. It’s their life, of course, but I find it sad. I say again, enlightenment begins at home.
He can definitely find another partner but it becomes infinitely hard to find someone authentic. Someone who isnt chasing the limelight or the cash and who will be loyal and caring in his most vulnerable years. Remember Dennis Hopper? Its just as hard to have a person beside you who in you depth you know is with you for all the wrong reasons and therefore cant be trusted.
@ Westie : +1
A friend of mine got married for the first time in her ’40’s. She was his 3rd wife. About a year later, he wants a divorce (just after his 50th birthday). He’s rich and lives large, so I’m sure he will be able to find another woman. But another woman who really cares about him like his soon-to-be ex-wife did? Not so much. I joked that he would end up with a Cardio Kayla type girl – i.e. a 20-ish aerobics instructor with fake boobs who really likes his boat and fast car. Now that’s sad.
She is stunning. Doesn’t look tweaked.
She really does look lovely.
Totally! Hard to believe she is 52!
If she’s had anything done at all, she has an awesome surgeon because she is just gorgeous.
Agreed!! I always found her face (the shape) and her flawless skin to be incredibly beautiful…. Especially now. I agree, I don’t *think* she’s had anything done, but if she has, it was *very well* done.
He’s probably going nutso because he realizes his days as a chick magnet are over. At 64, he’s probably hitting on anything that’ll give him the time of the day as long as she’s several decades younger.
Oh honey his days as a chick magnet are FAR from over. Look at the man! He’s still got it.
I AM looking at him, that’s why I am saying he’s no longer in his prime. Bet he strikes out a lot more than he scores these days.
I think Mr. Wallet is a panty dropper.
I’m 25 and I’d still hit it. Complete silver fox.
Agreed. He is still VERY sexy. Aging like a fine, fine wine.
Well, in fairness to Richard, he was hot and at the top of his game when he married her. He never wanted children. Yet he married a smart, attractive, but not very flashy woman, who had a child to take care of. I think he showed a lot of depth in him with his relationship with Carey. She changed his whole view of wanting a family. So I would hope at his age he went after non-bimbos, and there are plenty of women in NY in their thirties, forties who would date him in a minute. That’s just the way it is with rich, famous men. And the guy is still attractive and in shape. It’s his white hair, instead of the usual salt and pepper, that came in fairly early and he doesn’t dye it like other Hollywood actors.
And I have to say in Arbitrage the man still had that seductive quality he exuded in earlier days, which that doesn’t translate in photos. I was shocked to see he still had it, but he did.
Totally agree with you Ann!!!
Apparently we are not looking at the same man than some others … LOL!
At 64 and looking ancient like him ,the term “chick magnet” was gone for a long long time.
His ex is in his fifties and she looks way too young for him.
‘Chick magnet’ LMAO!!so funny
He’s one of my over 60 forever dongs.
The others being Pierce Brosnan, Sam Elliott, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford and Kris Kristofferson
This happens all the time. Mainly because they are not on anyone radar. So they could have been separated for years and nobody knew. Don’t know much about them but 13+ years is a good run (ugh I hate that phrase, but there you go)
That’s a shame, they’ve been together a long time.
I just looked up the estate – gorgeous, but for $65 million you could buy gorgeous homes in several places around the world! They must have managed their money very well.
They bought that hotel and really did a beautiful job with the property. Well, she did but he was really proud of her work on it. There was a nice interview I think locally with him on it, or maybe it was Carey.
This is really sad. He was so in love with her. I remember an interview he gave when they married several years after meeting. He said they were already married in his heart from practically the beginning and he knew he wanted to have a child with her after loving her little girl and realized he did want to be a father because of Carey and Hannah. He was so excited to be marrying her, though.
Richard is usually so private, and you could feel the love and happiness he had in the interview from having his little family. They named their son after his dad he had gotten so sentimental.
It’s so sad to me. But on another note, he was really great in Arbitage. It was good to see him back in a solid movie.
But he and Diane have such chemistry in their movies together. They need to start dating.
I completely missed the fact that they were married, so am stunned by their divorce.
He just seems like a guy who would be better off enjoying his wealth and senior years with a non-committal partner who equally enjoys living in solitude in upstate NY and doing temple stays several times a year in Asia. He doesn’t seem like he is into the partying scene in Manhattan or the Hamptons. I like Richard Gere and don’t think he’s as skeevy as Simon Cowell or George Clooney.
Agreed. I was a converted Tibetan Buddhist, now unaffiliated, and my husband was brought up middle-of-the-road Catholic , although his best friend wouldn’t be in our wedding because we didn’t have Catholic clergy at our Anglican wedding (a “best” friend?). Yes, I WAS an Episcopalian-about as close to Catholic as you can get (ask Henry VIII!)
Now he is a professed atheist, although he may have professed only to me.
I was going to retreats and feeling like they were really helping me. I am a very tightly wound person and had a pretty messed up childhood; practicing Buddhism has given me a peaceful, safe place to go in my mind regardless of how anxious I am from all the turmoil without and within me.
As I was transforming, my (now) ex had no interest whatsoever. He wouldn’t even pick up the simplest book on Buddhism. I wasn’t insisting that he convert, just that he understand the basic principles, which are actually pretty common sense when you peel away the nomenclature. You can, as Cumby supposedly is, be “philosophically Buddhist.”
I am still Buddhist myself, but became overwhelmed with my Tibetan sect-they are opposed to the Dalai Lama over some Tibetan protector god, blah, blah, blah. That was NOT what I was looking for in Buddhism-now I am practicing my own version of “Buddha unplugged”.
I think if the ex had waited things out a bit and just tried to understand how this practice was helping me and the many common sense pearls of wisdom the Big B left behind that spoke to me, maybe we could have worked things out-MAYBE.
The bottom line is that when you change as a individuals, you change as a couple. Either you absorb and accept that change- I had no issues with him professing to be an atheist, (although really felt like calling up that “best” friend)-or you go your separate ways.
Sad for them and sad for us…
He’s a lot older than she is. Maybe she got bored? A couple of my girlfriends married guys who were 10 or 12 years older. Not a massive age difference when the guy was in his 30s and 40s but it started to fall apart when the guy got older and both blamed the age difference.
I want to be the exception. My hubby is 16 years older than I am.
Agree totally. Same happened to me. When I was 25 and he was 45, was all good, but me at 45 and him at 65, things just changed. That’s what I tell people if they’re contemplating it, okay when you’re younger, much harder when 20 years on.
$65 million?! Wow, someone made some smart investments with their Pretty Woman and Law and Order residuals!
I think we’re all forgetting that Gere was a BFD long before Pretty Woman – American Gigilo, Officer and a Gentleman… Pretty Woman was like the second wave of his career. Not at all surprised that he’s stupid rich.
how sad, I liked them together
Yeah. Me too. Doesn’t anybody stay together in Hollywood? 🙁
My mom is going to be SO disappointed by this, we both loved them as a couple. (& were pretty impressed that they’d been together for awhile). I agree, so hard to find in Hollywood… But I think it has more to do with having a lot of money, on top of being so well known to people you’ve never even met…that creates the problem.
Twenty years together & it is just coming out now that “private” Richard can’t deal with “social” Carrie?! Funny- sounds more like a “inside source” (Richard’s PR) is setting out a victimy narrative for poor little Richard.
I think he’s recycling the story he told about his divorce from Cindy Crawford if memory serves me right.
Yep! Your memory does serve you correctly.
Totally forgot my favorite story from his marriage to Cindy Crawford. She mispronounced a word and he laughed at her. He picked on her about the littlest things. Sorry about the divorces, but he strikes me as someone difficult to live with. He likes quiet? Why did he marry a woman with kids? He likes intellectual pursuits? Why did he marry a “down to earth” Midwestern woman best known for her mole?
He didn’t marry a woman “with kids”, he married a woman with one daughter. Her second child is a son that they had together.
Never liked him as an actor or as a person. Something I just can’t put my finger on and his looks were always way overrated.
Actually, can’t stand his acting.
@eliza – I was so glad to see your post (& those following in agreement). I was starting to feel like the only one with that opinion on him.
I know a lot of people won’t understand, but I always (can’t explain why) found something about him to be a bit… slimey? I have no idea. But it was something I couldn’t get around.
+4, +5, +6! yes! Always found him squinty-eyed and pretentious. She, however, is radiantly beautiful. I hope she’s strong and will heal and move on.
I was surprised when I saw this but they are leading separate lives so it makes sense.
She was one of my fav ADAs on L&O. I’m sad to see this, but after his escapade last summer, not too surprised. Can’t imagine being Jimmy Buffet’s neighbor- margaritas 24/7? LOL
@Tig – It’s so hard to pick a fave ADA! They all had such different personalities. But I did feel she was the smartest…Bad-ass in a very intelligent (get-around-the-rules-because-she’s-smarter-than-you) kind of way. & uniquely beautiful, of course.
You are so right! Another fav was Jill Hennesy.
@Tig – Now that you mention it, I think Jill Hennesy was definitely my favorite. (I read in some interview she did years later, that she wanted to come back & do more seasons, but for some reason, they decided to kill her character off. They didn’t even TELL HER they were going to do it, until she got the script! She didn’t hold any grudge, but admitted she was disappointed. So was I!)
But I do have to admit Angie Harmon (Abby Carmicheal) had a fun, unique ‘tough, Hang-em-all!’ personality, too =) Not as big a fan of Elizabeth Rohm, or the one who followed her, can’t remember her name at the moment.
But no matter which ADA, you gotta love Jack 😉
Sounds like they could not balance their extrovert and introvert personalities. The introvert receives his energy from solitude; the extrovert from social interaction. It takes understanding and compromise for both to be happy as a couple.
After nearly 20 years together, I imagine they were well aware of each others’ introverted/extraverted personalities. Rather, I think he decided somewhere along the line it was okay to hurt his wife by dishonoring her and their marriage with public displays involving other women. Sorry Richard. Been a fan for decades, but this is a huge mistake. Re-watch your interview with James Lipton and ask yourself, where did that guy go?
“How did I not know that he’s THAT rich? Like, I figure he was a wealthy actor, of course, but $65 million properties are for, like, Johnny Depp-type wealth.”
Kaiser, come on! b4 Johnny Depp was glimmer in the eye of the 21 Jump Street producers Gere was already in 2 American cinema classics, then went on to do more:
~Looking for Mr. Goodbar
~An Officer and a Gentleman
~The Cotton Club
~PRETTY WOMAN (hello!)
so, yeah…i believe his pockets run hella deep.
btw, 2 fun facts:
just went on imdb and recalled how much of a crush i had on him in grade school. yeah, i was slutterific even back then. *teehee*
just saw that his middle name/1st last name is ‘Tiffany’.
hope that’s a relation to the store, ’cause…..Lol 😆
Yep! Mr. Gere has been in the movie industry for a looonnng time, and he’s made some serious moolah over the years. Probably did some good investing, which set him up for an extremely comfortable life down the road. He seems to be a rather pragmatic fellow, anyway, so I’m not surprised he’s got some real estate in his portfolio.
Tiffany is his mother’s maiden name – no relation to the store. Back when he was promoting Arbitrage he was on the Graham Norton Show and GN asked him about it.
Sad since she hasn’t acted in decades. If they have a prenup (which I am sure they do) she could walk away with not that much. Also I am sure he would pay child support for the child they have together but I dont know about her older daughter at all.
Frankly I will not be shocked if we see him hanging out with Diane Lane the next few months…
Carey should have a few dollars of her own from her acting career saved up, plus she will get half of the money that comes from selling their property. So, she should be okay, money-wise. (Property purchased during a marriage is always divided, prenup or not.)
depends on the state you live in.
Well if Page Six is to be believed, it sounds like he wants a low-key life and she’s a bit of a famewhore. (Just based on the article, I know nothing about either of these two people)
She’s 52?? That’s an AMAZING 52; I would have guessed late 30s. She gets extra points for avoiding that “Madam” look of the plastic surgery clones of Hollywood.
Does it really make a difference being married vs living together anymore?
If they quietly separated a few years ago, they put on a nice “show of togetherness” for arbitrage promo lat year. I believe she accompanied him to a variety of events.
I remember seeing photos of them over in Brazil or somewhere with their son at the beach and also sightseeing or something. That was last year I think or the first of this year.
Unfortunately peoples needs & wants change in time, if not careful. I’ve always been a fan of Gere. I wish them both well..
I’m with you on that, janie. For everyone involved, especially for their son, I hope the divorce isn’t ugly and drawn out.
I didn’t read the post, I just wanted to comment on his wife. I have never seen pictures of her before this, she’s beautiful!
Their house, Strongheart Manor is beautiful. Really relaxed and cosy decor. A lot of the houses with the same price are so tacky and gauche.
Wow!! That house is gorgeous! Thanks for the link.
So much sex appeal. His swagger is extremely sexy.
Good luck to them.
I agree! I have always found Richard Gere to be a very attractive looking man! I also enjoy his acting.
Sorry for the end of his marriage though as divorce is never easy on anyone.
She looks a lot like D.A. Jamie Ross from Law and Order.
That’s because she is.
It takes two to have a marriage. I see everyone on here jumping on him. Let’s not ignore the fact this is her 3rd marriage.
A couple of years ago I read that the two of them were in trouble with local contractors because they weren’t paying their bills at the B&B they own in Bedford. It’s a gorgeous property but needs work because they wouldn’t pay and the contractors all quit halfway through.
That is a juicy tidbit 🙂 If they were expecting the contractors to work for free that is not respectful behaviour.
This makes me sad (insomuch as celebrity break ups cause me sadness). He seemed very loving toward her. I remember in an award acceptance speech, he thanked his wife for teaching him how to smile. Such a lovely, heartfelt thing to say.
I don’t know why this makes me sad, but it kinda does. Thought they were solid and seemed like such a great couple.
Somehow I missed that they were together. I’ve always thought she was gay (maybe wishful thinking, since I have a chick crush on her! lol).
She was married to actor Griffin Dunne before Richard and had a daughter by him.
The very first time I saw Carey was in the James Bond movie,Licence to Kill, not just window dressing but a strong woman role, she was absolutely stunning and still is.
Stronghaven is a lovely home, but I’m sure they would have paid less than $20 million for it at the time and the ‘asking price’ is not always the’getting price’, this type of property starts off high to see if there are any deep pockets around but can drop up to 30% by sale time.
Sad news. Always sad news when a long term couple with kids breaks up.
Gere was on The Graham Norton show this past year. It felt like a reenactment of that restaurant story. He was pompous, long-winded, acting like the audience was fascinated and smitten, which it palpably wasn’t.
It’s sad when famously beautiful women lose their looks with age, but ditto with men. (See also: Harrison Ford, whom I adored.) Gere is sadly pretending his glory days ain’t past.
The best part of the show was Taylor Swift gushing about seeing Carey Lowell at a dinner (her favorite Law & Order ADA, and mine too – she brought so much depth and intelligence to the part). Gere looked blank during the story.
I hope Carey Lowell gets back to acting now. She is a rare beauty and acting talent. It’s a waste that she’s been away from the screen for so long.
I still think that Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig got married at his upstate NY house.