Fans are shocked to learn that actor Richard Gere and wife Alejandra Silva just welcomed their second child together. Followers are now pushing out their opinion on the couple deciding to have another child given Gere is 70 years old. It was reported on Thursday that his 37-year-old wife gave birth to a baby boy according to Hola! Magazine. The couple welcomed their newborn at their ranch in Pound Ridge, New York.
Gere and Silva welcomed their first child, Alexander, together just 14 months prior to their second. While this is their second child together, both have children from previous relationships. Silva has a 7-year-old son named Albert who she shares with ex-husband Govind Friedland. Gere shares his 20-year-old son Homer with his second wife, actress Carey Lowell. They were married from 2002 to 2016 and followed his first marriage to Cindy Crawford that lasted from 1991 to 1995.
The two met in 2014 at a hotel that Silva was managing in Italy. Four years later, they said "I do" in April 2018 and have kept their relationship out of the public eye as much as possible. Gere told HELLO! "I have found the quiet and happy life that I have always sought. ...I was a little lost, without light, and knowing him gave meaning to my life. It was feeling that someone was reaching out and showing me my truth path." His wife added, "I feel like I'm in a true fairy tale. Without a doubt, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world." However, despite their happiness and age difference, it seems as though their fans aren't so fond of them having children together. While this may be the case, there are still plenty coming forward to defend the couple as well. Below are a list of fan Facebook comments.
"Financially the kids will be fine, but it's a bit selfish to have kids that late in life, because chances are he's not going to be around for them at important times of their life, just my opinion."
One social media user claims the "poor child is gonna grow up with no parents" around when they need them the most, adding that the couple's decision to have another child is "selfish".
"Kind of selfish of him to become a Dad at his age. Chances are he won't live to see his child grow."
"That's great.. for the kid, huh? Dad gonna play ball with him/her the old folks home later? Totally not fair to the child."
While several feel he is past the age of starting a family, several came to his defense. One person said, "Congratulations to them both! He may be of senior age but he may outlive some of us younger generation. Let him enjoy his child while he can and let's stop making such a negative judgement about the use of HIS genitals. Even if he were to expire today, the child will be taken care of and I'm sure the mom would keep his money alive. Geesh, let him be great.."
"No matter how you look at it, father or grandfather you got a two-in-one deal and no matter what age you are any child can be loved and at any age your father can be taken away from you. If you walk or if you are on wheels what does it matter as long as you love that child and how you handle what life hands you. Congrats to you both."
"It is a beautiful thing that they are having a baby. Congratulations to them! It is only selfish bc we are programmed to think that way bc of his age."