Richard Gere becomes a dad for second time

Richard Gere has become a father for the second time.

The 69-year-old actor – who was previously married to Cindy Crawford and has a 19-year-old son, Homer, from his second marriage to Carey Lowell – reportedly welcomed his first child, a son, with wife Alejandra Silva, 35, into the world on Saturday (09.02.19).

Spanish magazine Hola! reported that the newborn was born in New York, "a few days ago".

Further details on the couple’s new arrival, such as his name and weight, are yet to be revealed.

Richard previously admitted he has no worries about being an older father.

Asked if it was something that concerned him, he said: "Not at all. No."

The couple had kept very tight-lipped on whether they were expecting a son or daughter.

Richard said: "Nobody knows because we haven’t told anybody."

Meanwhile, the ‘Pretty Woman’ star recently admitted he "instantly" fell in love with his wife.

The Hollywood star felt a connection he’d never experienced before when he first met the blonde beauty almost five years ago.

Asked if he fell in love at first sight, he said: "Instant from my side. I instantly became happy just looking at her. It was one of those powerful things.

And pressed on if he’s felt the same connection in the past, he said: "Yes, I’ve been married three times, but it didn’t happen with the kind of power of this one. But I do remember the first time I met each of my wives."

Alejandra – who has six-year-old son called Albert with her ex-husband Govind Freidland – revealed they were expecting a child in September.

The publicist shared a picture of the happy couple getting a blessing by the Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, to announce their happy news.

She wrote on Instagram at the time: "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 (sic)"

She then went on to repeat her message in her native Spanish.

Richard and the businesswoman tied the knot in an Indian-inspired ceremony in the Big Apple, last April.

The couple first met four years ago through a mutual friend in Positano, Italy.

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