Both Carey Lowell and Cindy Crawford were previously married to Richard Gere. In 2015, he married Alejandra Silva, his third wife. She has known the famous actor in Hollywood since they were kids.
Silva and Gere exchanged vows in 2015, and since then, the couple has begun a family. Silva is 33 years younger than her spouse. The intricacies of their relationship, though, have mostly remained a secret.
Finally speaking out in an interview, Silva has confirmed what many fans had long suspected.
Richard Gere is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors. His major break came in the thriller Looking for Mr. Goodbar, in which he co-starred with Diane Keaton. He started his career in theater in London and on Broadway. A year later, he was cast in a leading part in Days of Heaven, and in 1980, he was given the lead in American Gigolo.
The career of Richard Gere
From that point on, Gere’s career kept growing, and he soon established himself as an accomplished actor. Following his role in Pretty Woman opposite Julia Roberts, Gere rose to fame in Hollywood. Unexpectedly, he nearly didn’t appear in the movie at all.
According to Gere, Julia Roberts was the one who convinced him to star in the romantic classic.
“To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to act in this movie just yet. She’s across the desk, we’re getting to know each other, and we’re flirty-flirty, nice-nice,” Gere said in 2015.
“And after that, [director Garry Marshall] calls to ask how things are doing. I respond, “Yeah, yeah,” and she takes a piece of paper. She turns it over and shoves it in my direction. It begged for a “yes” response. It felt quite sweet. And I just said yes.”
Later, Gere starred in the movies Gentleman and An Officer. His signature comes from his many performances in romantic comedies. He wasn’t nominated for any Academy Awards, but it doesn’t seem like it bothers him much.
Naturally, a lot of actors and actresses dream of getting that high-profile, big-budget part that will launch them into stardom. But Gere’s filmography is free of superhero movies, franchises, or box office successes.
He said, “I’ve never planned my career. I’ve always done whatever I felt like doing.”
“You are only as good as the resources you have available,” he said, adding, “But the incredible list of brilliant directors, actors, and writers I’ve worked with, I’m kind of amazed myself that I’ve been able to ride this career this long with such good people.”
It used to be easy to think that Gere would keep appearing in the biggest Hollywood movies for as long as he pleased. There’s a reason for it; he believes that one night in 1993 changed his life irrevocably.
Most of Richard Gere’s life has been spent as a Buddhist. He has a long history of following the Dalai Lama and has a keen interest in Tibetan Buddhism.
When presenting the Best Art Director award at the 1993 Academy Awards, Gere did not follow the script that had been previously agreed upon. Gere, however, used his position to criticize China’s annexation of Tibet as well as the “horrendous, horrible human rights situation” there.
The producer of the Academy Awards, Gil Cates, was furious and vowed to ban Gere from future appearances.
When it comes to his ideas and convictions, Gere, on the other hand, would not allow anyone stand in his way. He demanded a boycott of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Due to his two separate organisations, the International Campaign for Tibet and The Gere Foundation, he was actually permanently banned from entering China.
“I won’t be in many movies,” the actor said.
China and Gere were fierce rivals. Soon after, China overtook the United States as the second-largest box office market in the world, and major Hollywood studios plainly didn’t want to lose out on any potential revenue.
Gere has previously said that as a result, many major studios have dropped him because the Chinese people and government do not want him to star in their movies.
There are probably movies that I can’t be in because the Chinese will say, “Not with him,” Richard Gere admitted in 2015.
I recently had a situation where someone informed me they couldn’t sponsor a movie with me because it would infuriate the Chinese.
In 1997, Gere saw firsthand the importance of the connection between Hollywood and the Chinese market.
Gere is currently concentrating his talents on indie and smaller projects, which he adores. More importantly, the 72-year-family old’s has grown thanks to him and his wife Alejandra Silva.
Alejandra Silva first encountered Richard Gere when she was a young child. She was raised in Madrid, Spain’s capital, where she was born in 1983. As she became older, she worked as a publicist and an activist.
Alejandra finished her education in Dorset, England, and then moved back to Spain to pursue a career in marketing and advertising.
Since then, she has advocated for human rights, and in 2007, she established the nonprofit Beautiful Life Fund. She also collaborates with the Real Madrid Football Club Foundation to support underprivileged children in Africa who want to play sports in their communities.
“Our karma was attracted the instant we met each other,” Alejandra Silva said in 2015.
“We couldn’t stop staring at one other the entire night, and we haven’t been apart since,” she said.
“It’s like if I’m in a fairy tale.”
Alejandra Silva divulges private information.
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva are 33 years apart in age, which could seem like a big deal. On the other hand, true love knows no boundaries, and the connection between two individuals is what matters most.
The couple has chosen to keep their marriage private and Alejandra said that she isn’t concerned about their age difference. She recently provided us a glimpse inside their love story, which we already knew was wonderful.
“In this existence, it had to be this way. He has promised me at least 20 years of happiness,” she said.
“He is far more energetic and active than I am, I have to admit. I have a hard time keeping up with him. He is not human. He is aware of my love for him.”
“I think I provide him stability.” Most importantly, she said, it was helpful that she wasn’t an actress or model.
“I’ve never had a passion for that. Our commitment to helping those in need, as well as our love for Buddhism and the Tibetan people, are what have united us the most. He sensed my persistent commitment to helping others as a person, a woman, and a humanitarian. The dream is the most enchanting, romantic one I’ve ever had. That is the reason I have decided to stick with it.”
It’s nice to see Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere together because they are obviously in love.
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