These newlyweds certainly didn’t waste any time!
Richard Gere is expecting a child with wife Alejandra Silva, whom he wed this past April.
The 69-year-old actor and 35-year-old Spanish businesswoman started dating in 2014. The pair quietly tied the knot in April in a civil ceremony, then held a May celebration with family, friends, and several Tibetan monks, in accordance with Richard’s Buddhist faith.
“They’re so comfortable with each other, have fun together, and are looking forward to their future together,” a source told People at the time of the wedding. Well, it looks like that future includes expanding their family!
Both Alejandra and Richard have sons from previous marriages. The actor shares 18-year-old Homer with ex-wife Carey Lowell, and Alejandra shares 5-year-old Albert with her ex-husband.
There’s no word yet on how far along Alejandra is, but due to the extraordinary blessing they were waiting on before making the announcement, the due date is particularly hard to judge.
Check out the best pics of the couple and the details of their amazing announcement below!
The 35-year-old mom works as both a publicist and activist. Her father is the former vice president of the Real Madrid Football Club in Spain.
In fact, her charity work is how she first met her future husband!
According to People, the two had known each other for years before finally getting romantically involved a few years ago.
It's been all sunshine and rainbows since they began dating.
In addition to their romantic relationship, the two often work together on humanitarian projects.
“[Richard] has been much happier in this half of his life because he is settled, confident, and doing what he likes,” a source told People soon after the wedding.
“Practicing Buddhism and doing humanitarian work have fulfilled and transformed him,” continued the source. “And he is at a stage when he can make the kinds of films that he likes.”
The actor's spirituality is clearly a huge part of his relationship with Alejandra.
The romantic and professional partners said that they were scouting shoot locations in Mongolia for this photo, complete with Tibetan prayer flags in the background.
The man in the middle, in case it isn’t obvious, is a monk they met on the same trip.
Knowing how spiritual the newlyweds are, the incredible way they announced the pregnancy makes a little more sense.
This is the photo the couple chose to announce their big news.
In the picture, the couple is meeting with the Dalai Lama, who is touching Alejandra’s baby bump. Yes, that Dalai Lama.
According to Alejandra’s Instagram caption, the couple didn’t want to break the news to the world until the holy man gave his blessing!
“A very special moment just a few minutes ago… Getting blessings for our precious to come,” wrote Alejandra, according to People. “We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”
Fans of the couple are absolutely thrilled by the news.
Everyone is sending their love and congratulations to the happy couple.
How could this baby not be adorable, considering how gorgeous his or her parents are?
And more than just being pretty, given how dedicated this baby’s parents are to humanitarian work, you know this child is going to be raised with a good heart.
Congratulations to Richard and Alejandra!
And our thanks to the Dalai Lama for blessing the baby, so that we can finally break the news!