Richard Gere, 68, and his new wife Alejandra, 35, are expecting a baby

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Richard Gere was with Alejandra Silva for a couple of years before they got married in April of this year. He was still finalizing his divorce from Carey Lowell when he got with Silva, and Silva has been by his side while he has promoted movies and projects for a while now. When they got married in April, sources said they were looking to start a family. Gere, who will soon by 69 years old, already has an 18-year-old son with Carey, and Alejandra has a young son too. But Alejandra is also just 35 years old, and so she wants a baby. And she’s getting one.

Richard Gere is to become a dad again and is expecting his first child with his 35-year-old wife, it has been claimed. The Pretty Woman actor, 68, married Spanish publicist Alejandra Silva in April after four years of dating. Now, respected Spanish daily newspaper ABC is claiming his new wife – who is 33 years his junior – is pregnant with their first child.

The publication added it is not yet known if the baby would be born in Alejandra’s native Spain, or in America, where the couple spend most of their time.

[From The Sun]

As I said, I understand why Alejandra wants another baby, because she’s only 35! And while Richard Gere looks good for his age, the man is close to 70 years old!! I’m sorry, but that upsets me. I know it’s none of my business and everyone has the right to make their own reproductive choices (men and women), but… he is just weeks away from turning 69 years old. I couldn’t do that.

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  1. Joss RED says:

    To quote Julianne Moore on Magnolia: “SHAME ON YOU!!! SHAME ON YOU BOTH!!!”

    • Jan90i067 says:

      Seriously, how friggin’ selfish! Not to mention the much higher change of having a child with Autism or Schizophrenia (linked to older sperm). I know a LOT of old guys do this (marry again to young and have kids, want to prove virility??), but geez, imagine having a young 10 year old that wants to play catch, and he’s close to 80? Kid always having to explain, “That’s my dad, not my grandpa”…

      As you said, Kaiser, not my choice…. but damn! WON’T ANYONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!! (Can’t remember the movie that line is from lol)

    • mia girl says:

      “YOU F**KING CALL ME LADY?”
      One of my favorite movie scenes ever

    • Lala11_7 says:

      Julianne should have won…ALL OF THE AWARDS for that role…MY GAWD…that scene showcased some of the most BRILLIANT acting you will EVA SEE on screen!!!

    • magnoliarose says:

      Loved that movie.

    • Bflogirl says:

      I’m going to buck the trend here and say congratulations to all. Life is gift and this little baby will hopefully embrace it and have a positive impact in the world. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow.

    • Moe says:

      68 is too old to have a child. End of

  2. girl_ninja says:

    Don’t tell Carrie Underwood! Ha ha! I kid, I kid ;)

  3. Sayrah says:

    Puke

  4. Sarah says:

    What a great idea.

  5. Chaine says:

    She’ll be lucky if she’s not having to be changing both their diapers.

  6. Leyton says:

    She looks older than 35. With that said, congrats to her but I can’t, for the life of me, understand the motive in having a child with such an old man. He’s nearly 70. He’ll be lucky to see that kid reach 30. It’s so selfish and really stupid.

    Majority of people are grandparents at that age. Some even great grandparents.

    Also, I side eye any man nearly 70 who is married to a 35 year old woman. You literally are two generations apart. her parents are probably younger than him. My grandmother is his age. It’s really disgusting.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Reach 30? He’ll be lucky to see that child reach 18.

      • Dana marie says:

        @kaiser, @ light purple, I couldn’t do that to a child either. People don’t think ahead …. maybe they do but they don’t care.

    • Jan90i067 says:

      Billy Joel has two kids (under 4) with his new young wife. And look at Ronnie Wood… While these kids won’t want for anything materially, they won’t have an involved dad that can be there for them in the long haul. Shame.

      • Boudica says:

        Though my gut reaction is to say ‘silly old fool, act your age’, people’s fathers die for many reasons and at any age, and if you are going to lose your father while you are young you’re going to be in a far better position to cope and have a successful life if that father was very wealthy and left you financially well provided for. My father died when I was four, leaving my mother penniless. I know which scenario I would prefer. Also, having ten good years with a loving father who sets good examples and provides good advice and guidance is better than 50 with one who can’t. An old father is not necessarily a bad father.

  7. minx says:

    Ugh, they look like daddy/daughter.

  8. Slowsnow says:

    Yeah 35 is young and 68 is, well, not that young.
    He’ll be 88 when the child turns 20.
    I have a friend whose dad was the same age as Gere when he had her and she lived terrified with the idea of him dying in her twenties. She has very strong feelings about having kids past 60.
    But then again you can find a thousand counter-examples I suppose.

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      One of my friends was born when her father was 49. She said it was always kind of hard having the ‘old dad’. He lived well into his 80s and was an awesome person, but lacked the energy to keep up with young children.

      • AMA1977 says:

        My husband was adopted when his parents were in their late 40′s. He is grateful that they raised him and loved him and that he had a better life than he otherwise would have, but he was adamant when we started a family that he not be the “old dad” because he missed out on having an active dad when he was a young kid.

        I think it is selfish to have a child when you KNOW they will go through the grief of losing you at a young age. Yes, none of us know what will happen tomorrow, and young people die tragically every day, but an almost 70 year-old KNOWS he will not be around when his child is 40. Statistically, he will not see his child graduate from college, or will likely be frail and in poor health if he does.

  9. Astrid says:

    It’s mind boggling, Richard will be about 87 when the kid graduates from high school. Obviously the kid will want for nothing but it seems kind of sad.

  10. JRenee says:

    I didn’t realize he was 68. I didn’t know he had remarried a woman that much younger than him, that’s all I’m saying, wow..

  11. Beth says:

    Irresponsible. He’ll need to leave the nursing home for a day to go to his child’s graduation. I would hate to be in my 20s and have a father in his 90′s (if he’s still alive)

  12. Other Renee says:

    It’s selfish. I have a friend whose father was 59 when she was born. It wasn’t good.

  13. Profiterole says:

    It’s almost like he agreed to a kid to please her. I know that’s his choice but who in his right mind would want to go back to the diaper and all-night screaming phase at 69 ?

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Don’t people want to remember their children’s milestones? And their names?

  15. SusieQ says:

    My dad was nearly 50 when I was born, and his age wasn’t an issue until he was 76 and fell down the basement steps. Up until then, he was actually a more energetic, engaged father than most of my friends’ dads who were 20 years younger. But 68 is pushing it…

  16. nayru says:

    The average life expectancy for a man is 78, so he’ll be lucky to see the kid reach puberty if we are talking realistically.

  17. MoonTheLoon says:

    I saw an item on Blind Gossip about a much older famous guy whose younger and pretty wife wanted a child but he didn’t. Makes me wonder if this might be them…

  18. Jasmine18 says:

    See also Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones (twin girls at age 68, wife 31 years his junior) and of course the ever-fertile Mick Jagger (eighth child born when he was 73 years old and his girlfriend only 29).

    Eww, eww, eww.

  19. Jordan says:

    I always think he’s the one married to Zeta-Jones but then I remember.

  20. Busyann says:

    I get what all of you are saying, but it isn’t selfish. I lost my dad when I was 14. He was in his early 50s. There’s never a guarantee in life.

    • Uke says:

      I agree! I know it’s a celebitchy blog, but people are being too judgy. If he’s a loving, attentive father for as long as he’s alive, that kid will be further ahead than most.

    • nayru says:

      You can’t ignore the obvious fact that as we get older we get closer to death. These are just facts. The likelihood of a younger person dying in an accident or unexpected disease is way lower than the likelihood of an older person dying.

    • marmalazed says:

      Yeah, I’m surprised by all of the comments about it being selfish. That’s remarkably judgmental about other people’s reproductive choices and yet I’m sure that I am one of many on this site who advocate for women’s reproductive rights. Yes, he’s old. That is a fact. Calling it selfish is judgmental.

    • minx says:

      Yeah, I’m assuming they just went for it. Maybe his family is long lived, or she doesn’t care if she’s eventually a single parent.
      My husband lost both his parents before age 10, one from a heart attack and one from cancer, and they were both relatively young.

  21. tealily says:

    I mean, I trust they weighed the pros and cons and made their own decisions. I’ve had a few friends with much, much older parents (or just fathers) and they turned out fine.

  22. Falula says:

    I’m 35 and my dad is 68.

    Right now I’m sitting by his hospital bed. He’s on day 18 after a type A aortic dissection. Just got out of ICU yesterday.

    Selfish idiots.

    • nayru says:

      I’m about in the same spot my dad is 75 and just got out of the hospital with DVT. I”m 33 and now having to come to terms with the fact that my father will likely be dead sooner rather than later.

      • Falula says:

        Sorry to hear about your dad.

        It’s almost unbelievable that my dad lived through his surgery and even more incredible that none of his major organs were compromised. I cannot imagine anyone thinking it would be a good idea for a 68-year-old – even a perfectly healthy one! – to have a baby.

        My kids are 7, 4, and 2 and I’m already terrified of them losing grandparents, never mind my husband or me.

    • nayru says:

      At least we are adults and ready to deal with the pain of loss and mostly independent people.

  23. Jenni says:

    Wow all of that generation of men left their wives for women 30 odd years younger. Or simply married much younger. Antonio banderas, josh brólin, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Harrison Ford, Patrick Stewart, Ronnie Wood,.. Even George Clooney is way older than Amal.

    It’s all so gross.

    • Self-Sabotage says:

      Because they can! If women could do it, they would. Some actually do!

      I’m sure some of you will hate me for saying this but men are visual creatures. More so than women. Also, we can’t “fake” it in bed. If we are not attracted to someone, our thing wont work. Throw in a couple who doesn’t get a long and getting older, well it just won’t work. But throw in someone 20-30 years younger??? Oh yeah. Even if she has a little attitude, the youth makes up for it and it is easier for a guy to get it up.

      All of this is sad, but true.

      • MarDelSur says:

        We women are plenty ‘visual’ ourselves (i.e. we want hot partners, to call it what it is) – more so than many men might imagine. People in general very much like hot, and women are people. But yes, the difference is we, for now, have fewer choices.

      • jenna says:

        My question is more-why do women then give in to this (excluding money). They themselves are validating the idea that “yes-my value is my youth”. They are in a sense dooming themselves if they end up single at a later age and their peer males are more interested in dating younger.

  24. Jenni says:

    Imagine being her and having to suck his old crusty man knob though… Vom…

  25. Snappyfish says:

    This is quite interesting to me. Cindy Crawford wanted kids and Richard Gere did not and their marriage ended. Clearly he just didn’t want children WITH her.

    Outside of that this is exceptionally selfish.

    • tracking says:

      He had a child with his second wife, I believe, so he changed his mind pretty soon after the Crawford split.

    • Self-Sabotage says:

      So typical. As a man of course, I understand why. Usually 2 reasons.

      1) Wasn’t ready “at that moment”. We do change our minds, especially when we get older and our ability to date young/hot women decrease. In other words, we are more desperate to make our partner happy. So, if she gives an ultimatum when we get older, we are more likely to give in, versus in our prime when we say, “leave then”.
      2) Found a better partner.

  26. Molly says:

    MONEY is always the first thing I think about when 60/70- something celeb men and their 20/30-something girlfriend/wife announce a pregnancy.
    Perhaps all these models and socialites truly fall in love with these men old enough to be their grandfather. Or, it’s a relationship that centers around money and fame and a baby is part of the transaction.

    • ladyb says:

      Or fall in love with the bank balance.

    • Self-Sabotage says:

      It is always money and fame if there is that big of a age difference but doesn’t mean they couldn’t “love” during the process. LOL

      Having a kid is a way to seal the deal.

  27. Derpy says:

    You all are assholes.

    My dad was 61 when I was born. Lived until 91 my mom was 23 yrs younger

    Was it different with an old dad yes?

    Bad no.

    • hmm says:

      My dad was 44 when I was born. My boyfriend’s dad was 53. He spend so much of his teenage years petrified his father was going to die and it really took a toll on him. I also had similar experiences. From my experiences, I agree with the posters – I think it is selfish.

      For every example there are a million counter examples, but regardless of any of those, the facts still stand – this man basically signed up his child to not have a father during some pretty critical developments periods.

  28. maggiegrace says:

    Gross. Just gross.

  29. Laura says:

    Bitch, stole my husband 😡

    LOL…

    I love Richard Gere but there is zero chance I would be cool with starting a family with him being close to 7o.

    Best of luck to them and prayers for a healthy baby ❤

  30. enike says:

    Anybody knows why they divorced with Carey?

    • violet says:

      @Enike – She got too old for him? I mean, for god’s sake, when they divorced in 2016 she was (gasp) – 55!

      Time for the new model. And of course, they have to have a baby, because she’ll need the settlement and he has to show he can still do it.

      After hearing for years about Gere and his Buddhist “enlightenment”, my view was, I’ll believe it when he marries a woman his own age.

  31. Stacy Dresden says:

    In the header pic she reminds me of that OG Bachelor chick, Vienna

  32. Ishqthecat says:

    I understand where you are coming from Derpy. There are plenty of better reasons to hate on a set of parents than their age gap/absolute age (e.g. abandonment, physical/sexual/emotional abuse of the child).

  33. There is no way she’s 35. That’s all I’ve got.

  34. SJhere says:

    He looks every day of 68. She looks older than 35 to me.
    Having said that…No one at 68 years old needs to be having a child. Period.
    Not even Richard Gere.
    Mick Jagger is just ridiculous for the great number of kids he has, never mind his age n top of it all.

  35. Yes Doubtful says:

    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

  36. Lisabella says:

    Kaiser, believe me – in the 80′s he was just like Tom Selleck was – if you know what I mean. ;)

  37. Cupcake says:

    No fool like an old fool.