Richard Gere, 69, and Alejandra Silva, 35, confirm they’re expecting a child

In April of this year, Richard Gere quietly married his girlfriend of a few years, Alejandra Silva. Gere is currently 69 years old and Alejandra is 35. In August, it was widely reported in the Spanish press (Alejandra is Spanish) that they were telling friends and family that they were expecting their first child together. Both Richard and Alejandra have sons from previous marriages – Homer Gere is 18 years old now, and Alejandra’s son Albert is five years old.

Well, here’s the confirmation: Alejandra is expecting, her bump is being blessed by the Dalai Lama. Alejandra posted the Instagram above over the weekend. Gere is a practicing Buddhist and he’s BFFs with the Dalai Lama. I would have thought that Alejandra would probably be Catholic, but I guess she’s down for hanging out with Dalai Lama now that’s Mrs. Gere.

A source told People Magazine that Alejandra and Richard actually knew each other for “over a decade” before they began dating in 2014. I get the feeling that Alejandra comes from money, for whatever that’s worth. Like, I think she and Richard have been running in the same wealthy, international-celebrity circles for years. I also get the feeling that Richard enjoys being a stepdad to little Albert. Anyway… Richard is close to 70. I’m not going to go on and on about it, but… I couldn’t do this, start raising a baby with my 70th birthday looming.

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  1. Adee says:

    Richard Gere is a forever silver fox.

    An almost 70 year old dad….seems unusual but if he’s healthy, active, attentive and can still do dad things, sure, congratulations.

  2. Miss Margo says:

    That poor kid is going to be 12 years old dealing with a dead parent. So sad.

    • Pandy says:

      Right? Just because you can father a child doesn’t mean you should.

      • someone says:

        Do you say the same for teenagers and poor people? No one knows how long they will live and at least his kid’s will be taken care of..

    • TrixC says:

      Wow, you must have a crystal ball, to know exactly how long he’s going to live!? He seems healthy, could plausibly make it to a ripe old, age.

      • Mee says:

        Isn’t he already at a ripe old age? 77 is average male life span. Depending on his family history, he may not make it to this kid’s college graduation.

  3. Christo says:

    Her face in the lead pic…. she looks so over it.

  4. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I haven’t seen pics of him in a long time. He’s aged. How is it the Dalai Lama looks the same for decades?

  5. nayru says:

    My dad is 75 I am 33 and fully expect he will be dead in the next ten years. I just refuse to believe these old fathers with young wives have any intention of being fully present fathers in their children’s lives. Money definitely helps considering how the economy is these days. It would be awful to be barely out of your teens and wondering about who will arrange care for your elderly parent. I have a PhD, am currently unemployed, and my parents are still trying to support me.

    • Killjoy says:

      Girl, I’m 33 and just typed a novella about my own similar problems. But I’m not going to pollute the interwebz with my self-absorbed bitterness right now, so…hugs, solidarity, keep after it.

      PSA: Parents and the child-free, make sure that you have a plan in place for downsizing, aging, and care.

  6. Astrid says:

    The Dalai Lama blesses celebrity pregnancies?

  7. Thaisajs says:

    I had a baby at an “advanced maternal age” (i.e. 40) and I still worry about whether I was too old to bring a life into the world. He’s 70. Will he even live to see that kid’s 10th birthday? I feel sorry for that poor kid.

  8. Boug says:

    Congrats I guess. Wish them good luck.
    Off Topic: Benedict Cumberbatch and wife are expecting their third baby.

  9. Anastasia says:

    I know this is going to sound ageist, and as someone on the down side of 40, I shouldn’t say this, but God that old man hand of his in that blessing the belly pic. Ug. UG UG UG. I want to be married to a man with hands like that when *I* have hands like that, LOL.