Richard Gere Wiki, Biography
Richard Gere, 73, was allegedly hospitalized with pneumonia this week during his family trip to Mexico to celebrate his wife Alejandra Silva’s 40th birthday. TMZ reports the actor was diagnosed with the lung infection after checking himself into a hospital near their vacation home in Nuevo Vallarta.
Gere was said to have been suffering from a cough prior to the trip, where his health supposedly deteriorated so severely he felt the need to seek medical attention. The Officer And A Gentleman star is said to have spent one night in the hospital, where he received treatment for his illness.
Gere has since been discharged from the facility and his health is improving, according to the outlet’s sources. He was reputedly given antibiotics in order to continue his treatment as he recuperates from the infection outside the hospital.
Silva, a Spanish publicist and longtime family friend of Gere’s, married him in 2018 on his massive ranch in upstate New York.
The pair have since welcomed two sons together – Alexander, four, and a two-year-old whose name has not been made public. Both children accompanied the couple on their latest Mexico trip, during which Silva revealed all four of them had recently been ill.
She wrote on Instagram Thursday: ‘Thank you all for the birthday wishes.. after almost 3 weeks of everyone being sick in our family today finally I feel much better! Thank you for all the love [heart] I give it all back to you!’
Before his relationship with Silva, Gere was married to 1990s Supermodel Cindy Crawford and Bond girl Carey Lowell. Gere and Lowell were married from 2002 until 2016 and share a son called Homer, 23, who is named after the Pretty Woman star’s father.
At the time that they struck up their romance in 2015, Gere and Silva were both in the process of divorcing their previous spouses. Gere had on-again/off-again relationships with actress Penelope Milford from 1971 to 1978, and painter Sylvia Martins from 1978 to 1986. During those years, he was also sporadically linked with Tuesday Weld, Carole Mallory, Dawn Steel, Loree Rodkin, Diane von Fürstenberg, Barbara Carrera, and Barbra Streisand. He was accused of having affairs with Priscilla Presley and Kim Basinger in tell-all books written by Presley’s ex-boyfriend Michael Edwards and Basinger’s ex-husband Ron Snyder. He has also reportedly dated model Laura Bailey, Tina Chow, Dalila Di Lazzaro, and Padma Lakshmi. He was married to model Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995.
In November 2002, Gere married model and actress Carey Lowell. They have a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born in February 2000 and is named for his grandfathers as well as the Tibetan name “Jigme”. In September 2013, the two separated after 11 years of marriage. They spent three years in highly contested divorce proceedings in New York County Supreme Court. The case was settled in October 2016. In early April 2018, Gere married Spanish activist Alejandra Silva. In August 2018, they announced that they were expecting their first child. Their son, Alexander, was born in February 2019. In April 2020, the birth of their second son was reported.
Gere’s interest in Buddhism began when he was in his 20s. He first studied Zen Buddhism under Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. After studying Zen for five or six years, he and Brazilian painter Sylvia Martins traveled in 1978 to Nepal, where he met many Tibetan monks and lamas. He then met the 14th Dalai Lama in India and became a practicing Tibetan Buddhist (specifically of the Gelugpa school) and an active supporter of the Dalai Lama.
Despite not being vegetarian, Gere has often been erroneously included on lists of famous vegetarians.
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