It's a Boy! Richard Gere and Wife Alejandra Silva Welcome a Son

Richard Gere becomes father just days before 70th birthday

ET has learned that the leading man and his wife, Alejandra Silva, welcomed their first child together - a baby boy! The bouncing baby boy is the second child for Richard and Alejandra, respectively, as the 69-year-old actor has an 18-year-old son, Homer James Jigme, while Alejandra is mother to a six-year-old son Albert.

According to Spain's Hola! magazine, the pair welcomed a son in NY "a few days ago", with further details about the tot's name and birth weight yet to be revealed.

The Pretty Woman star and Alejandra Wednesday in April (18), and rumours began that they were expecting their first child together in the summer - with the pair confirming the happy news in September.

Gere is also dad to 19-year-old son, Homer, from his marriage to actress Carey Lowell.

Silva and Gere married previous year in a secret ceremony.

Alejandra, the daughter of a former Real Madrid vice-president who was educated at Leweston School in Dorset, has admitted in the past to being "a little lost" when she met Richard and has described him as "my hero in real life".

Silva announced her pregnancy last September via an Instagram post that hashtagged both her husband and the Dalai Lama. Gere is a Buddhist and a longtime friend of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader. Silva also shares a 6-year-old son with her ex Govind Friedland, according to E!

The Hollywood actor had previously been married to Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995 and Carry Lowell from 2002 to 2016.

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