Richard Gere to become a dad again at 69

US star and Spanish publicist expecting first child together

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Pretty Woman star Richard Gere is set to become a father again aged 69.

The Hollywood actor and his publicist wife Alejandra Silva, 35, are expecting their first child together.

She confirmed the news on her Instagram account earlier today with an image of the Dalai Lama ‘blessing’ her bump in Rotterdam. Both her and Richard are Buddhists.

“A very special moment just a few minutes ago…,” Alejandra captioned the snap.

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The post continued: “Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”

Richard and Alejandra are both already parents to children from their previous marriages.

He is dad to 18-year-old Homer, whose mother is actress Carey Lowell.

And Alejandra also has a son, Albert, who was born in 2012.

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The couple wed earlier this year in April in New York.

He gushed to Hello! magazine: “I’m the happiest man in the universe.

“How could I not be? I’m married to a beautiful woman who is smart, sensitive, committed to helping people, who’s fun, patient, who knows how to forgive, who’s a great cook – and who makes the best salads in the world!”

It is believed they started seeing each other in 2014 and first met while he was staying in an Italian hotel owned by her family.

In 2016 she explained how the film icon became her real life “hero.”

Alejandra told a Spanish magazine: “I was a little lost, without light, and meeting him gave sense to my life.

“I felt like someone was stretching out his hand and showing me the true path.”

Congratulations Richard and Alejandra!

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