Richard Gere Is Going to Be a Dad Again! Baby on the Way for Actor, 69, and New Wife Alejandra

He’s got his pretty woman, and now it’s time for a little baby!

Richard Gere is expecting his second child and first with new wife Alejandra Silva, who announced the news with some help from the Dalai Lama.

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“A very special moment just a few minutes ago… Getting blessings for our precious to come,” penned Silva of an Instagram photo showing the Buddhist leader blessing her baby bump.

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“We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺,” added the 35-year-old Spanish businesswoman and activist, who went on to share the message in her first language.


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A very special moment just a few minutes ago… Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺ Un momento muy especial para nosotros hace unos minutos.. Muy feliz recibiendo bendiciones para nuestro preciado tesoro por llegar… no lo podía anunciarlo sin antes habérselo dicho a su SS Dalai Lama.. ☺ #dalailama #richardgere #alejandragere #love

A post shared by Alejandra Gere (@alejandragere) on Sep 16, 2018 at 7:10am PDT

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Gere, 69, also shares 18-year-old son Homer James Jigme with ex-wife Carey Lowell. The couple’s bundle of joy on the way is also the second child for Silva, who has a 5½-year-old son named Albert from a previous marriage.

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At the Gobi desert, scouting locations for new exciting project 🎥. #Mongolia #newideas #comingsoon #richardgere #alejandrasilva

A post shared by Alejandra Gere (@alejandragere) on Nov 19, 2017 at 7:18am PST

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Following the path.. #together with my two boys ♥#Albertiño #Richardgere photo credit 📸 #AlejandraSilva

A post shared by Alejandra Gere (@alejandragere) on Mar 25, 2018 at 1:56pm PDT

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Gere and Silva had known each other for over a decade before they first began dating in 2014. In April, a source close to the couple told PEOPLE they married “weeks and weeks ago” and are “extraordinarily happy.”

“They’re so comfortable with each other, have fun together and are looking forward to their future together,” the insider revealed of Gere and Silva.

According to Spanish outlet HOLA!, who were the first to report the marriage news, the two wed in early April in a civil ceremony and planned to celebrate the nuptials at a party in New York City in early May with family and friends.

The resulting fête — held at Gere’s estate in Pound Ridge, New York — included several Tibetan monks (Gere is a Buddhist and one of son Homer’s middle names, Jigme, is a Tibetan name).

RELATED VIDEO: Richard Gere Marries Spanish Girlfriend Alejandra Silva: “They’re Extraordinarily Happy”

After news of their marriage broke, a film source who has known Gere for years told PEOPLE he “has been much happier in this half of his life because he is settled, confident and doing what he likes.”

“Practicing Buddhism and doing humanitarian work have fulfilled and transformed him, and he is at a stage when he can make the kinds of films that he likes,” the insider added of the Chicago star.

This is Gere’s third marriage. He first tied the knot with supermodel Cindy Crawford, to whom he was married from 1991 to 1995. The actor later welcomed his only son with second wife Lowell, whom he wed in 2002 before a contentious divorce that was finalized in 2016 after they separated in 2013.

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