Richard Gere, 69 and wife Alejandra Silva, 35 welcome their first child

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 12, 2019, 08.52 AM(IST)

Richard Gere and wife Alejandra Silva. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The couple made headlines when they secretly wed in a small civil ceremony after four years of dating. 

Richard Gere, 69 and wife Alejandra Silva, 35 welcomed their first child together, as his publicist confirmed on February 11. 

The news was confirmed by a Spanish magazine Hola! that published that the Hollywood star became a proud father a “few days ago”. 

The couple was earlier in news for getting married in a private ceremony after four of years of dating. They first sparked romance rumours in June 2015 after they were spotted getting cozy on a yacht off the coast of Acitrezza in Italy. The two tied the knot in 2018.

The two confirmed their pregnancy in September. In an Instagram post, SIlva wrote: "Just a few moments ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come.." as they posed with Dalai Lama. 

Alejandra’s father is businessman Ignacio Silva, former financial vice president of the pro football club Real Madrid. 

Richard Gere is known for his spate of romantic films. He is already a father to Homer James Jigme, with former wife Carey Lowell.