What’s that? Is that the sound of several AARP board members realizing that more and more silver-haired seniors are becoming daddies, and that they should maybe think about offering some kind of diaper discount? Someone’s grandkid is about to get several confusing phone calls asking how to make an e-coupon on the computer. But until that happens, we’re talking about 68-year-old Richard Gere making a baby with his 35-year-old wife Alejandra Silva.
According to the Madrid-based newspaper ABC (via The Daily Mail), Richard Gere and his wife of four months are expecting a baby. This will be both Richard and Alejandra’s second child each. Richard shares an 18-year-old son named Homer with his second wife Carey Lowell. Alejandra shares a 5-year-old son named Alberto with her first husband.
Richard Gere turns 69 at the end of this month, which means he’ll be just a couple months shy of 70 when the baby is born. Some people might think 70 is a better age for a grandpa, but I’m sure Richard will be a great dad as he eases into the metaphorical recliner of his 70s. 70 is practically the new 40. He can still read, still push a stroller, still microwave a bowl of mashed peas and carrots. And as the baby grows, he’ll be there for all the important little kid milestones, like the first day of school, or picking out their first small pet. Oh come on, I was talking about a goldfish.