Romance doesn't stop when men turn 65, and Hollywood actor Richard Gere is a perfect example of this. The “Pretty Woman” actor has been dating 32-year-old Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva since last year, it has been revealed. Let's know more about the brunette beauty, who is 33 years younger than him.
According to various websites, Silva is a daughter of Spanish businessman Ignacio Silva, former financial vice president of the pro football club Real Madrid. According to People magazine, Silva lives her life between Manhattan and Madrid and is divorced from businessman Govind Friedland, with whom she has a son, Albert.
Gere and Silva kept their relationship secret for some time, until they made their first public appearance together during the 61st Annual Taormina Film Festival in Sicily on Wednesday. Silva looked stylish in a black sleeveless dress as she stood next to Gere, who was honored with an award at the event, writes E! Online.
Paparazzi also snapped some intimate pictures of Silva and Gere as they relaxed on a yacht off the coast of Acitrezza, Italy, on Monday. The brunette beauty showed off her sensuous and toned figure in a tiny, purple bikini while soaking in the sun's rays on the yacht.
Before the Monday yacht sighting, the duo was also spotted having a cosy time on a beach on Saturday. Gere relaxed on a sun bed wearing blue shorts while Silva wore a white halter-neck bikini and a purple bandana. The two looked comfortable in each other's company and on one occasion, Gere also put a protective arm around Silva's waist.
Their relationship is not new, writes Spain's ABC News ( via E!). "They've been together for about a year but have been very private about it. Richard has already been to see her a few times," a source close to the couple told the website. "They've managed to keep it hidden from the press but all their friends know," he added.
Meanwhile Gere is getting a divorce from his second wife, model and “Law and Order” actress Carey Lowell, and the proceedings are in the final stages. The pair is disputing how much of Gere's U.S. $100 million fortune should be given to Lowell. The couple has a teenage daughter together; they separated in 2013 after 12 years of marriage. Gere's first wife was supermodel Cindy Crawford, with whom he spent four years before ending the relationship 1995. The “Runaway Bride” actor was also linked to model and television actress Padma Lakshmi.