Last November, we learned that Richard Gere was expecting a second child with his Spanish wife Alejandra Silva. They got married in 2018, a few months after Alejandra gave birth to their first child together, Alexander. Alejandra and Richard welcomed their second child at some point recently, sources have now confirmed to Hola (the Spanish-language version of Hello Magazine). Alejandra often confirms info to Hola, which I think is interesting! Anyway, what’s especially notable here is that Richard is 70 years old and Alejandra is 37. All the 70-year-olds out there: would you want to do the newborn-baby thing at your age? I wouldn’t want to do it at my age and I’m decades younger than that.
Congratulations to Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva, who have welcomed their second child together – a baby boy! HELLO!’s sister publication, HOLA!, confirmed the happy news, revealing that the couple are bonding with their new son at their ranch on Pound Ridge, just outside New York. The new arrival is a baby brother for the couple’s firstborn, two-year-old Alexander, who arrived in February 2018.
Both Richard, 70, and Spanish activist Alejandra, 37, have children from their previous relationships; the Pretty Woman star shares 20-year-old son Homer with ex-wife Carey Lovell, while Alejandra is the mother to seven-year-old Albert from her marriage to businessman Govind Friedland.
It’s been a busy couple of years for the loved-up couple, who tied the knot in April 2018. The pair said their vows in a romantic ceremony held on Richard’s ranch outside New York City and they couldn’t have seemed happier. Sharing their wedding photos with HELLO!, Alejandra said at the time: “I feel like I’m in a true fairytale. Without a doubt, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world.”
I mean, it is what it is and congrats to them. It’s possible Alejandra is a lot like Alec Baldwin’s wife too, and they just love having babies with their much-older husbands. While Alejandra’s first child is young enough to live with them, I wonder about Richard’s relationship with Homer, and whether Homer is 100% behind his dad’s new family. Especially with two new half-brothers, you know? Anyway, congrats to them.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
It’s one thing to have grandchild at 70 and a whole lot different level having kid at that age,
I have a teenager and had him when I was 40. He told me recently how weird it is for him that I’m the oldest mother in his friend circle. He wondered why I had him so late in life. kids notice. When Richard’s newest baby gets to be 18, will he even have his father around to inquire about a decision to have a child at 70?
I wonder if that is different now with younger kids. I know so many moms now that are having kids in their 40s. My 2nd grader has about 5 kids in her class where their older siblings are in high school or college. At least 4 of these kids were a surprise. My OB told me she gets lots of patients with surprise babies in their 40s because they get less vigilant with birth control
And because in peri-menopause, estrogen can spike so you can be extra fertile.
I think that will likely change with the next generation. I’m 27 and can’t imagine having children anytime soon. I’m not in a relationship and don’t see myself settling down in that way for another good 10 years, honestly. While I went to college with some people who have kids, most do not and don’t seem like they’re planning to anytime soon. That said, I think beyond early-mid 40s, it’s irresponsible to bring children into the world that you can’t actively raise into adulthood. This poor newborn will have an 88 year old father when he turns 18, if he’s lucky.
My mom had me at 43 (which was a HUGE deal 46 years ago)! I remember feeling a bit jealous of other kids with younger parents, who (in my eyes) did more fun things with their kids.
Not trying to downplay your point, but there is a huge difference between having a kid at 40 and having one at 70. Every time some celebrity comes out as having a kid over 50 (usually men), people seem to conflate their own experiences having kids at 35-early 40s or being the kid of parents who had them around that age group — not the same.
Additionally, it is all relative. I am 34 and when I was growing up, my parents were the oldest set of parents in my group of friends. They had me at 28 and 32, respectively. Imagine thinking that a 28-year-old mother and a 32-year-old father were too old too be parents — I sure as hell did when I was a kid! But times change. Nowadays, 28 and 32 would be considered young parents.
Richard is looking OLD. That’s all I’ve got.
Sad thing is Gere won’t be around to see his kid grow up, get married, have grandkids. Actually think it’s a selfish thing to have a kid in your 70s. He won’t be able to keep up & soon enough this kid will be without a father.
Well he has a young wife and lots of nannies. They won’t change that much. But ugh. All these old men having children… it’s just not cool.
My mom had me when she was 40 & my dad was 47, it was a second marriage for both of them. I really felt the age of both of both growing up & especially when they died so much earlier than my friends’ parents. It’s tough on the kids to have much older parents is what I’m saying.
Sometimes what I hear is, “Your child shouldnt be alive” havingbthem younger is cool, but keep in mind the child born when parent are 50yrs was made from that specific egg and that specific sperm -20yrs in the past would have made a different child!
There is a difference between not wanting to do parenting at that age (cool) and questioning the existence of a child.
So yeah he old as …lol
But it’s beautiful child being born who can experience life. Millions of kids lose parents, this one will inherit millions when his dies .
Congratulations to them. I wish him luck keeping up with three young children at his age. I couldn’t even imagine having a newborn at 37, nevermind at 70, lol!
My son-in-law is five years older than my daughter, but because he’s the child of both his parents second marriage, and I had my daughter young, there’s a vast age difference between us. Her father-in-law is five years younger than her grandparents, and his mother-in-law is the same age as his sister. (I’m two months older than his sister, and his father is five years younger than MY dad) so it’s really weird for me, too.
This is my family. My husband is 5 years older than me, but he was adopted when his parents were in their late 40’s and both of his older siblings were in their 20’s. His siblings are my parents’ ages (his older brother is actually older than both of them) and his mom is the age my grandparents would be if they were still with us. His dad died in his 80’s just weeks after we had our first-born. It’s interesting, because there are lots of pretty stark differences in our upbringings just because of the different generations who raised us.
Yikes. My mom turned 70 today and she used to be a big fan, but I showed this to her and she goes, “Is he going to be the one getting up in the middle of the night?” LOL.
lol!!! He’ll be getting up to pee, so maybe!!
In 13 years, his wife is going to be dealing with 2 teenagers and a husband well into his 80’s. Sounds absolutely terrible to me, even with help. My neighbor’s my age, but married to a much older man. My husband and I hike, travel, and enjoy a lot together. She takes care of her ailing old husband. It’s true that anyone can become ill and incapacitated, but for sure your odds go up when you’re several decades older.
Are there ranches in New York? I find that term strange applied to that area