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Richard Gere, 69, 'becomes a dad for the second time as he and wife Alejandra Silva, 36, welcome their first child together'

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Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have reportedly welcomed their first child together, a son born in New York City.

The 69-year-old actor and his 36-year-old wife became the proud parents of a newborn baby boy 'a few days ago', according to Spanish magazine Hola!.

News of their bundle of joy's arrival comes seven months before Hollywood screen veteran Gere celebrates his 70th birthday.

Richard and Alejandra, who have yet to publicly release the name of their son, revealed that they were expecting their first child together back in September.  

Alejandra shared a photo of herself and husband Gere meeting the Dalai Lama - who put his hand on her bump to bless the unborn child. Gere is a long-term friend of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader.

a person standing posing for the camera: Oh baby! Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have reportedly welcomed their first child together, a son born in New York City. Pictured together in May 2017 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Oh baby! Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have reportedly welcomed their first child together, a son born in New York City. Pictured together in May 2017 A Buddhist himself, Gere is a a prominent advocate for human rights in Tibet - something he says led to him being blacklisted in Hollywood. His support for the state also led to him being banned from entering China.

Their baby news comes after screen icon Richard tied the knot with Alejandra in April, after four years together.

Respected Madrid-based daily newspaper ABC broke the news of Gere’s wedding to the pretty Spaniard, 33 years his junior, earlier this year and first reported the pregnancy last month.

Pretty Woman star Gere tied the knot with Alejandra at a civil ceremony in Spain in April before celebrating the occasion with friends and family at his home near New York the following month.

Richard Gere, Piper Perabo posing for the camera: First meeting: Gere met wife Alejandra back in 2014 at a luxury Italian boutique hotel Alejandra bought with her former husband and was managing at the time. Pictured in March 2017 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited First meeting: Gere met wife Alejandra back in 2014 at a luxury Italian boutique hotel Alejandra bought with her former husband and was managing at the time. Pictured in March 2017 Both Alejandra and Richard are already parents to a child each from previous relationships. Richard has a son called Homer — who celebrates his 19th birthday this month — with former wife Carey Lowell.

They married in 2002 and split 14 years later. He had previously been married to first wife Cindy Crawford for four years between 1991 and 1995.

Alejandra, who met her current husband while divorcing her first husband Govind Friedland, the son of mining magnate Robert Friedland, has a five-year-old son called Alberto, who she affectionately she calls Albertino. 

Gere met wife Alejandra back in 2014 at a luxury Italian boutique hotel Alejandra bought with her former husband and was managing at the time.

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