Diane Von Furstenberg once put her logo on paper towels but did she ever put it on a gerbil cozy? I kid! People reports that, on a recent episode of Whatch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Diane Von Furstenberg got into the time she got on top of Richard Gere in a game cleverly titled “DVF or WTF?” The sad part of this is that Julianne Moore, who talked about getting fired from Can You Ever Forgive Me?, had to participate and she’s won an Oscar. In the last decade. So she doesn’t need to be lowering herself into this mess.
There was a salty time in my life where I would have followed up that headline by making a crack about the baby gerbiling its way into Richard’s heart, but it’s snowy and beautiful today. I’ll be nice. Ish. Richard Gere made us all scratch our heads last year when he broke news with a Dalai Lama Instagram post that his wife, 35-year-old publicist Alejandra Silva was pregnant. Richard is 69 and apparently trying to compete with Larry King for oldest mofo at a college graduation. Alejandra just gave birth, and…it’s a boy!
Cleaning crews at The Beverly Hilton are probably still vacuuming up the shards of glitter that flew off of Billy Porter when he twirled in that amazing technicolor dreamcape, and are mopping up the Fiji water that people spewed out after realizing they were in the presence of the one and only Fiji Water Girl, and are disinfecting the floor after hundreds of people shit themselves as Baroness Jamie Lee Haden-Guest (seriously, she’s a baroness) sashayed onto the red carpet and they thought, “Damn, Brigitte Nielsen is looking hot after birthing out a baby!” People probably shit out everything in their system and are going to need some probiotics to get their guts good again. I see what you did there Queen of Activia!
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.
Three years ago, it was revealed that 68-year-old Richard Gere was raking the zen garden of 35-year-old Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva, who Wikipedia says comes from Spanish money. Either Alejandra really wanted to lock down that silver senior, or Richard was totally smitten with someone who could explain Instagram Stories to, because Page Six says they got married.
Page Six’s source says they got married a few months ago, but Hola! claims they got married in a civil ceremony at the beginning of April. Hola! also says that they plan on having another ceremony in New York on May 6th. This is Richard’s third marriage (he was previously married to Cindy Crawford and Carey Lowell, who he shares an 18-year-old son Homer with), and this would be Alejandra’s second marriage. And here’s where it might get a teeny tiny bit messy.
Alejandra was still technically married to her first husband Govind Friedland when she started dating Richard in 2014. Alejandra and Govind were married in 2012 and had a kid together the same year. They also reportedly ran a boutique hotel, which was where she met Richard. Ooooh, drama.
But the big question remains: how did Richard propose to Alejandra? Obviously I want to believe he presented her with a diamond in a blue velvet box that he snapped shut on her hand. Although it might not have been intentional. The lids on those gosh-darn jewellery boxes can be just so difficult to maneuver with arthritic hands.
The Daily Mail has two posts today about something you hardly hear about: Old Hollywood actors getting on pieces half their age. Stop everything, I know.
First up is hot Australian bear daddy Anthony LaPaglia (who is giving me “back-up bouncer at a mafia-owned club” in that picture). 56-year-old Anthony LaPaglia cut the cord on his 17-year-old marriage to his second wife, actress Gia Carides (aka Liz from Strictly Ballroom), in March and The Daily Mail Australia says that he’s already got a full-time girlfriend who may or may not have been his side piece. Hot Daddy Tony brought 26-year-old Alexandra Henkel (who is giving me “healthy Lindsay Lohan“) to the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road last month. The DM didn’t say how long they’ve been together, but apparently, Alexandra’s 26th birthday was last month and she Facebooked a picture of a brand new Mercedes with a bow on it. The DM thinks it may have come from Sugar Daddy Tony.
Anthony filed for divorce from Gia back in March. They have a 12-year-old kid together and they don’t have a prenup, so that “Without A Trace” money is hers!
Not much is known about Alexandra Henkel, except that she’s from Melbourne. I’m also guessing that after Alexandra got that Mercedes, a tiny gold shovel pin arrived on her doorstep and with it was a note that read: “Welcome to the club! Love, Heather Mills.”
Next up is Richard Gere’s 65-year-old ass. The Daily Mail has pictures of Richard baking his raw sourdough man chichis on a yacht in Italy with 32-year-old Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva. Some source says that Alejandra, who lives in Madrid and NYC, has been bumping nipples with Richard for about a year. Richard is technically still married to Cary Lowell, but they broke up in 2013. Maybe Richard started dating Alejandra, because he figured that a 32-year-old might be young enough to not know about the urban legend that is his rodent tunnel butt. Richard is probably sick of women showing up on the first date with a tub of Crisco, a lighter and a well-fed gerbil. Or is he?
Since this is a new trend, I’m sure we’ll hear many more stories about old Hollywood dudes getting with young chicks since, you know, it never happens.
Here’s more of Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva in Italy.