Richard Gere opened up about his cherished private moments with his family, revealing the serene routines and deep bonds that shape their lives. Through rare insights, the renowned actor highlights the joys of life beyond the screen.

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Hollywood star Richard Gere, 74, has long been celebrated for his roles in iconic films like “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Pretty Woman.” Yet, it is his off-screen role as a family man that has long intrigued many.

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Richard Gere at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 6, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 6, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

In a recent interview, he offered a rare glimpse into his life with his wife Alejandra Silva, and their four sons, revealing the simplicity and warmth that define their private world. Aside from notable cinematic achievements, Richard’s life has been defined by his profound personal relationships.

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His marriage to Alejandra—rooted in a deep mutual respect and shared humanitarian interests—stands as a testament to enduring love. Hailing from A Coruña, Spain, Alejandra has significantly influenced both his life choices and career path.

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The couple met in 2014 in Positano, Italy, where Robert was staying in the Villa Treville hotel which Alejandra owns. Recalling the serendipity of their meeting, Richard disclosed, “I think she didn’t know who I was when she met me.” This encounter sparked a connection that evolved into a committed partnership.

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at the 62 Taormina Film Fest in Taormina, Italy on June 10, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at the 62 Taormina Film Fest in Taormina, Italy on June 10, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Reflecting on their relationship, Richard expressed gratitude for Alejandra’s adaptability. On the matter, he praised, “Alejandra was very generous in giving me six years living in my world, so it is only fair that I give her at least another six years living in hers.”

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva at the Magna Graecia Film Festival in Catanzaro, Italy on August 5, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva at the Magna Graecia Film Festival in Catanzaro, Italy on August 5, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

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Those worlds include a vibrant and tranquil home, where they reside with their children. Richard and Alejandra are parents to Alexander and James Gere, with the latter’s name having only been recently revealed.

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Richard is also a father to Albert Friedland, Alejandra’s son she shares with her ex-husband Govind Friedland, and Homer James Jigme Gere, Richard’s son he shares with his ex-wife Carey Lowell.

Richard Gere, Homer James Jigme Gere and Carey Lowell backstage at the "Hair" Broadway musical in New York City on March 14, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere, Homer James Jigme Gere and Carey Lowell backstage at the “Hair” Broadway musical in New York City on March 14, 2010 | Source: Getty Images

When asked about home life, Richard explained how he and his family tend to settle down early due to the fact that they still have kids who are very young (eleven, five, and four). “The truth is that we don’t go out much,” revealed Richard.

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“So around nine thirty at night we are all asleep. If we watch something, it will be on the big television we have at home,” Richard added when asked whether he had watched any movies recently.

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As an individual who describes himself as “a little shy about seeing” himself on screen, it’s no wonder that despite his fame, Richard’s children are only modestly aware of his stardom.

Richard Gere at the City Harvest 40th Anniversary Gala in New York City on April 25, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere at the City Harvest 40th Anniversary Gala in New York City on April 25, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

In fact, he spoke about how both Homer and Alejandra haven’t seen a lot of his films. “He doesn’t understand it. And it is also very difficult for him to see me on the screen because, even if I play an extreme character, I am still his father and it is difficult for him to get into the story,” Richard explained.

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere spotted at a New York Subway Series game in New York on June 26, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere spotted at a New York Subway Series game in New York on June 26, 2009 | Source: Getty Images

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However, the artistic gene runs strong in the family that plans on moving to Spain. Homer has recently started to explore the world of acting and filmmaking, sparking a new shared interest with his father.

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at a Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game in New York City on March 7, 2011 | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at a Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game in New York City on March 7, 2011 | Source: Getty Images

His doting dad proudly boasted, “He’s been writing and directing little movies, so we have this new thing in common.” Moreover, Homer’s early musical inclinations have evolved since “hitting the piano when he was a kid.”

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere at a Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game in New York City on February 2, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere at a Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game in New York City on February 2, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

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According to Richard Gere, who started as a musician before venturing into acting, Homer had studied piano for two years before quitting. His dad then encouraged him to try his hand at another instrument which then led to him playing the drums, though that too was short-lived.

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at the 44th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy on July 22, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at the 44th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy on July 22, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

However, Homer then started playing with his musical group and is “now a vocalist in a punk band,” showcasing his diverse creative talents.

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere at a Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks in New York City on February 2, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere at a Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks in New York City on February 2, 2012 | Source: Getty Images

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Richard’s candid revelations about his sons and his wife show a familial and down-to-earth side of the famous actor as a devoted father and husband in the life he has built with Alejandra.

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Before sharing details of his family life in this recent interview, Richard and Alejandra were spotted on the streets of New York on their way to an event. This appearance caused a commotion among social media users online who mistook Alejandra for Richard’s daughter which we previously reported on April 11, 2024.

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The couple took the internet by storm when they were spotted walking hand in hand in New York. Alejandra wore an elegant sheer gown with thin straps over the shoulders, supporting the fitted bodice.

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

It then transitioned into a full, layered tulle skirt. She complemented her look with a pair of open-toe heels and a small clutch. Her hair was styled in loose waves. Richard wore a classic, dark blazer, completing the look with matching suit pants and a crisp, open-neck light-blue shirt.

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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The footage has since sparked lively discussions among fans. One fan, taken aback by Alejandra’s youthful appearance, remarked, “I thought that’s his daughter 😊.” Another, seeking clarification, posted, “It’s not his daughter?” The disbelief at the age difference was evident as another user added, “She’s young.”

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

However, many comments showed admiration for both Richard and Alejandra. They praised the couple’s appearance with comments like, “He looks amazing, and so does his wife! Great clip! ” Still, others expressed more pointed sentiments, such as “That’s a shame” and jested,Who’s that girl? He needs a woman😂.

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Another part of the video showed Richard and Alejandra turning into the building hosting the City Harvest’s Annual Fundraising Gala. The event honors supporters who’ve helped the organization feed people experiencing food insecurity.

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Later, the pair joined other celebrities as they posed for pictures. Among the celebrities present at the event were music icon John Legend, his wife Chrissy Teigen, Sandra Ripert, and Eric Ripert, among many others.

Geoffrey Zakarian, Richard Gere, Sandra Ripert, Alejandra Silva, Eric Ripert, Alexandra M. Cohen, Chrissy Teigen, Jilly Stephens and John Legend at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Geoffrey Zakarian, Richard Gere, Sandra Ripert, Alejandra Silva, Eric Ripert, Alexandra M. Cohen, Chrissy Teigen, Jilly Stephens and John Legend at City Harvest Presents The 2024 Gala: Magic of Motown held at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 10, 2024 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Richard and Alejandra’s striking presence at the gala not only turned heads but also showed their deep personal and philanthropic connection, a bond that has been evident since their initial encounter.

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After meeting, they reconnected after a friend introduced them. Alejandra said they felt a strong connection from the first time they looked at each other. “We couldn’t stop looking at each other all night, and since then we haven’t been apart,” she revealed.

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And while she was not sure about being with him, Richard was pretty convinced. For the actor, Alejandra was his forever after. He sent her flowers on the regular to woo her, until she agreed to go on a date with him. Gradually, he cleared any doubts Alejandra might have had in the beginning.

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His romantic proposal, in St Paul de Vence in the South of France, only added to their story-book-worthy tale. In 2018, they walked down the aisle in a fairy-tale wedding attended by 39 of their closest family and friends.

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Following their wedding, Richard revealed he was the happiest man alive to have been married to a beautiful, smart, fun, and patient woman. And the icing on the cake? He says she’s “a great cook, who makes the best salads in the world!”

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Richard praised his wife with unending kind words. But the praise was mutual as Alejandra also felt she’d found the perfect man for her. “I have no words to describe my happiness,” she shared.

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She delved into how lucky her husband made her feel each day. She considered him the most generous, sensitive, funny, attentive, and affectionate man she ever met. And the fact that he told her every day how special she was to him further fuelled her affection toward him. “I feel very lucky,” she declared.

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva attend 'Time Out Of Mind' photocall during the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva attend ‘Time Out Of Mind’ photocall during the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain | Source: Getty Images

After the two fell in love, Alejandra converted to Buddhism. She attributes the decision to her husband and says the conversion changed her life.

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She also touched on their age difference, clarifying that, while Richard is older by two decades, he is more energetic. He is far more active than she is, and she finds it difficult to keep up with him.

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere attend McKim Medal Gala In Rome on June 9, 2016 in Rome, Italy | Source: Getty Images

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere attend McKim Medal Gala In Rome on June 9, 2016 in Rome, Italy | Source: Getty Images

The Spanish publicist and political activist reiterated that people often wondered what she gave him to make him crazy about her. “He knows I love him madly. I think I bring him stability. Above all, it helped I wasn’t an actress or a model,” she said.

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However, what has been the most uniting factor for them is their shared desire to help others. Their commitment toward a common goal has strengthened their bond. And they don’t shy away from showing their love to the world.

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In 2020, Alejandra posted a series of photos from their wedding day. One showed the lovebirds standing side by side, looking off into the distance. They stood surrounded by a serene landscape.

Alejandra Silva with her husband Richard Gere on their wedding day in 2018 | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

Alejandra Silva with her husband Richard Gere on their wedding day in 2018 | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

A second photo captured a moment of laughter between the two. They stood in an open field with a body of water in the background. With her arm linked through his, they shared a warm, joyful smile.

Alejandra Silva with her husband Richard Gere on their wedding day in 2018 | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

Alejandra Silva with her husband Richard Gere on their wedding day in 2018 | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

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In another, the two shared an intimate moment. Alejandra, clad in a lace-detailed dress, planted a tender kiss on Richard’s lips as she gently held his face. The photo was captioned, “Today is the day I married the most wonderful man I have ever met, I know it sounds cliché but it’s true!!”

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“Comes from my heart, I’m so proud to be with you, to share this life with you, to be the mother of our children, to be your friend, to be your Wife! You make me sooo happy! You are the love of my life ♥️,” it continued.

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at the "Invisibles" premiere at Callao Cinema on November 23, 2015 in Madrid, Spain | Source: Getty Images

Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere at the “Invisibles” premiere at Callao Cinema on November 23, 2015 in Madrid, Spain | Source: Getty Images

This commemoration of their beautiful wedding is a clear sign that they cherish, not just the moments of celebration, but also the deeper commitment they made to each other and their growing family.

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Just a few months after they exchanged vows, the couple shared exciting news. They announced they were expecting their first child in August 2018.

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In February 2019, the couple welcomed Alexander. Just over a year later, in April 2020, they welcomed James at their ranch in New York.

Besides attending galas and red-carpet events together, they continue to be doting parents to their boys. They also co-parent their older children with their former partners.

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