Cindy Crawford Confesses She “Molded Herself” Around Richard Gere in Rare Comments About Their Marriage
The roads of love are rarely entirely straight. Cindy Crawford, the renowned model, has traversed these winding roads of love, experiencing both the joys of lasting connections and the challenges of sudden farewells. But when the relationship didn’t work out, instead of closing the doors of her heart, she found her life partner for real.
She was just over 20 and already a supermodel with an established career. She was at the pinnacle of success, posing on fashion magazine covers and walking the best designers’ runways back then. Amid her professional triumph came a love affair with a movie star shining brightly, which seemed to be the icing on the cake in her life.
It was Richard Gere, who at the time was almost 40 years old and had already paved his path in Hollywood with iconic films like American Gigolo. He and Cindy met at a mutual friend’s party and started dating. The connection was very particular, and after a couple of years, they got married in an almost impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas.
From then on, they lived marriage in the light of the cameras: fans wanted to know everything, as they were one of the most mediatic couples at the time. They seemed to be the perfect combination of fame, charm, and beauty; however, 4 years later, their story as a couple ended.
The time they could spend together was limited between film shoots, modeling, and ad campaigns. That’s something that shortly after the divorce, the model acknowledged, “We didn’t spend a lot of time together, and we’re equally responsible for that.” But in recent years, her view in retrospect has changed: “I think part of the problem is that I don’t know if we were ever friends.”
Among the reasons why things didn’t work with Richard Gere, she mentioned: “There wasn’t a good power balance there, and that was my fault because I gave all my power away to him. I was also just too young and still a kid, I don’t think I was the adult version of myself yet, I was 23 years old, and I thought I was an adult because I had some success and money...He was in a different chapter of his life.”
In a new documentary, “The Super Models”, Crawford made rare comments about her marriage to Gere: “In the beginning of a relationship, when you’re a young woman, you’re like, ‘You like baseball? I like baseball. Oh, you’re really into Tibetan Buddhism? I might be into that. I’ll try that ... You’re willing to kind of mold yourself around whoever you are in love with.”
The model noted that their relationship coincided with a significant period when she moved away from the high fashion elite and asserted more control over her career. Crawford has been notably private about her marriage to Gere. She omitted him from her 2015 autobiography, explaining that she didn’t see any valuable lessons for others in sharing more about their relationship and wanted to be respectful.
After the media-heavy divorce, Cindy found the love of her life in a friend, who has been to this day her strongest friendship, her husband and the father of her two children.
After the media-heavy divorce, Cindy found the love of her life in a friend, who has been to this day her strongest friendship, her husband and the father of her two children. Rande Gerber is a businessman Crawford met when she was still married to Gere, but they began dating after their divorce and ended up getting married in 1998.
With some lessons learned from her first marriage, Cindy knew that the most important thing for her in a relationship was that they could, above all, be friends: “We started as friends, and I know that Rande and I will always be friends, no matter what.” That is, for her, the basis of a lasting relationship, as it ensures that there is always respect between the two: “We listen to each other, and I’m going to want that kind of friendship in my life, no matter what.”
They are now celebrating 24 years together. They have a beautiful family with children Presley and Kaia, and they keep proving to everyone that their relationship is still strong. Cindy’s words about her husband are comforting: “He’s still the one, after all these years. I’m proud of us for the life we’ve created.”
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