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At Age 69, Richard Gere Is About To Take On Fatherhood Again

The Pretty Woman star and his wife, Alejandra Silva, have confirmed that they are in fact expecting a bundle of joy in the coming months!

The happy couple, who wed just last year, had set the rumor mill ablaze with the murmurings of a possible pregnancy, but the couple stayed mum on the subject until recently. After receiving blessings from the Dalai Lama, Gere and Silva felt ready to share their exciting news with the rest of the world. "A very special moment just a few minutes ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn't announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama," Silva posted to Instagram along with an image of the blessing. Gere has been a Buddist for years and a longtime follower of the Dalia Lama.

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Gere and Silva met back in 2014 when he was introduced to the activist and Spanish publicist through a mutual friend. Gere stayed at Silva's family-owned Italian hotel in Positano, Italy and clearly the romance was in the Italian air. Sparks flew and the two didn't waste much time becoming engaged and then going on to make their union official. The expectant parents married at Gere's New York Ranch in April of this year and wasted no time growing their family. The rush is understandable. For starters, both Gere and Silva have been married before. He was hitched to supermodel Cindy Crawford and actress Carey Lowell. Silva was briefly married to Govind Friedland, whom she divorced in 2015.

Then there is the fact that these two aren't exactly spring chickens. Silva is 35 years old, and Gere is currently 69. When it comes to babymaking, there was obviously little time to waste. While the couple is reportedly thrilled about the prospect of becoming parents yet again, they will have to dust off their newborn baby skills as neither Gere nor Silva has had a newborn in the house for some time now. Alejandra has a son from a previous marriage, who was born back in 2012, and Gere has a grown son with his ex-wife Carey Lowell, Homer, who is 18 years old.

Congrats to the Gere family as they take on parenthood once again. Will they round out their brood with another strapping son or finally welcome a baby girl into their home and their hearts? Only time will tell!

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