Richard Gere and Wife Carey Lowell Split After 11 Years of Marriage


Richard Gere, Carey Lowell


The 'Pretty Woman' actor and the 'License to Kill' actress reportedly drift apart because of their different lifestyles.

Richard Gere and his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell, reportedly have separated. According to Page Six, the couple has "been spending time apart for quite some time" and is "planning on filing for divorce." Lifestyle differences are allegedly the reason behind their split.

Gere, a devout Buddhist, likes privacy, while Lowell, a former model and actress, enjoys socializing with other bigwigs. "They have a place in Bedford [N.Y.], and he likes it because it's quiet and he likes the solitude," an insider tells the paper. "She likes being in North Haven in the limelight."

Gere, 64, and Lowell, 52, married in 2002 after dating for about seven years. Their son Homer, named after his father, was born two years before they tied the knot. "They'll do everything possible to keep things amicable and put their child first," a friend says to PEOPLE.

It was the second marriage for the "Pretty Woman" actor. He was previously married to Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995. Earlier this year in a chat with Oprah Winfrey, the supermodel blamed their 17-year age difference for their divorce. She was 25 and he was 42 when they wed.

For Lowell, it was not her first walk down the aisle either. The "License to Kill" star was previously married to fashion photographer John Stember and to actor-director Griffin Dunne. She has a 23-year-old daughter, Hannah, from her marriage to the latter.

In an interview last year when attending the 30th anniversary of his movie "An Officer and a Gentleman", Lowell opened up that she first developed a crush on her husband when she was watching the 1982 film. She remembered it caused an argument with her then-boyfriend.

The couple was last seen together in June at a New York fundraiser at Rockefeller Center. They also walked the red carpet as a couple in January at the Golden Globe Awards, where he was nominated for Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama for his role in drama "Arbitrage".

Gere was last seen on the big screen in comedy "Movie 43", which is star-packed with the likes of Elizabeth Banks, Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Kristen Bell and Kirsten Dunst.

His next project is an indie film titled "Franny" which is expected to start production next month. He will be playing "a hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to re-create the life he once had."

Aside from her portrayal as the leading lady in 1989's "License to Kill" opposite Timothy Dalton, Lowell is also best known for her role on TV procedural drama "Law & Order". She recently voiced her Bond girl character in a video game adaptation of the 007 spy agent.

A representative for Gere has no immediate comment when asked about the split report. "We are not releasing a statement nor commenting," the rep tells E! News.

© AceShowbiz.com


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