Richard Gere Marries His 35-Year-Old Girlfriend & People Think 'He Looks Like Her Dad'

Richard Gere and girlfriend Alejandra Silva
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Congrats are in order for Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva! People is reporting that the 68-year-old actor and his 35-year-old girlfriend have tied the knot. A source confirmed to the outlet that the pair, who have been dating since 2014, married "two weeks ago" and are "extraordinarily happy." 

This marks the second time Gere has found love after divorce. The Pretty Woman star was previously hitched to Cindy Crawford and Carey Lowell, and Silva was married once before, as well. Both have one child from their previous relationships.

  • Spanish magazine HOLA! was the first to report on the nuptials.

    Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere
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    According to HOLA!, the two married in early April in a civil ceremony and are planning on a follow-up celebration with family and friends in New York early next month. 

    Silva, a publicist and activist, previously opened up to the outlet about her relationship, sharing, "I was a little lost, without light, and knowing him gave meaning to my life. It was feeling that someone was reaching out and showing me my true path."

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  • People magazine's source says "they're so comfortable with each other," but their age difference has set off a bevy of naysayers.

  • Others offered their congratulations, but couldn't help but poke fun.


  • Still, plenty of people offered nothing more than well wishes to the newlyweds.

  • No matter how much tongue-clucking these two attract, their love seems to be the real deal.

    Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere
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    Commenters seem to think that just because it's been a hot minute since Richard Gere was considered one of the hottest male actors in Hollywood, the dude doesn't deserve to be happy. Or because he happens to be a bit -- okay, more than a bit -- older (not to mention look older) than Alejandra Silva, the two won't make it. But none of those things are a reflection of a true connection. Here's wishing them a very beautiful life together!