How Richard Gere Met the Woman of His Dreams in Adulthood and Built a Life With Her
Love is often associated with youth. However, it can arise during maturity when you meet the right person. This is the case of Richard Gere, who met the woman of his life and, despite the age difference, hit it off because they share the same ideals. And nothing can stand in the way of 2 people starting a romance and living as a family.
Bright Side dug into how Richard Gere fell in love with Alejandra Silva, what they both think of each other, and how they feel about being several years apart.
Richard Gere met Alejandra Silva when she was young, as the actor had borrowed a boat from her father for a film. However, several years had to pass before they could feel an attraction to each other and start a romantic relationship.
The 2 began dating in 2014, but it was in 2018 that they decided to get married in a discreet wedding. The actor found in his wife a partner who values humanitarian work, as Silva works in a foundation that fights to eradicate homelessness in Spain.
He has also said that: “I am 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!”
The young activist said, in turn, “I feel like I am in a true fairytale. Without a doubt, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world... What could be more romantic than a man who writes you songs every day?” And the fact is that Gere, staying at the family hotel, courted her by sending her flowers until she agreed to go out with him, and when they got married, he began to sing to her every day.
In addition, Silva has nothing but praise for her husband: “He is the most humble, sensitive, affectionate, attentive, funny, generous man that I’ve ever met. What can I say? I’m so in love! How would you feel if each morning you were asked, ’What would make you happy today?’ Not a day goes by that he doesn’t mention how important I am to him. I feel very lucky.”
Both were going through the divorce process when they met again after a long time. And despite being more than 30 years apart, that was no impediment to the love and support they have for each other in overcoming their difficulties.
On this topic, Silva said, “Love stories with a complicated beginning, where you have to overcome difficulties together, can bring you closer... I’m sure I did have some doubts at some point. In the beginning, he was more convinced than me. But from very early on, we felt that we were destined to be together.”
In 2019 they welcomed a baby boy into the world whom they named Alexander. While they both already have their respective children from their previous marriages, this was the first one they welcomed together. And in 2020, they announced the birth of their second baby. They currently live together on a ranch in New York, where they spend time together in complete privacy.
While he is a mature age, Richard Gere proved that love can knock on your door at any time in life. And by finding his ideal partner in Alejandra Silva, he managed to show a loving and caring side of him, where the obstacles they faced in the past were easier to overcome as they showed their affection for each other every minute of the day.
What do you think is the most important thing to find in a partner? What qualities do you value in the person you have chosen as your life partner?