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Richard Gere, 74, enjoys sun soaked vacation with wife Alejandra, 41, and two sons before embarking on new chapter

The Pretty Woman actor headed to the Portuguese paradise The Azores

Faye James
Senior Editor
Updated: 5 days ago
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Richard Gere, 74, and his Spanish wife, Alejandra Silva, 41, are embarking on a new adventure as they prepare to leave the United States and settle in Madrid. 

Married since 2018, Alejandra has adopted her husband's surname and is now known as Alejandra Gere. 

The couple, along with their two young children, Alexander, 5, and James, 4, are eager to connect with their Spanish roots. However, before making the big move, they are enjoying a delightful family vacation.

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After a stop in Spain to attend a Maná concert at the WiZink Center—where Richard showcased his guitar skills alongside the band, with whom he has maintained a friendship for over twenty years—the family headed to the Azores islands. 

Alejandra shared a touching moment on Instagram, posting a photograph of their children playing by the seashore, captioned, "Precious moments, precious presents."

Alejandra shard precious moments from their vacation© Instagram
Alejandra shard precious moments from their vacation

The Azores, a Portuguese paradise, has become a popular destination in Europe, known for its stunning nature, panoramic trails, hot springs, and tranquil atmosphere. 

Despite its growing popularity, it remains far from mass tourism, a quality the Gere family highly values, especially with their upcoming move on the horizon. 

Richard Gere at a Mana concert in Madrid© Instagram
Richard Gere at a Mana concert in Madrid

This autumn, they plan to settle permanently in Spain. Last year, Richard and Alejandra were spotted in Madrid, visiting properties in an exclusive residential area and exploring potential schools for their children. 

Currently, the family resides in a 1938 mansion in New Canaan, Connecticut, previously owned by singer-songwriter Paul Simon. 

Richard with his young family© Instagram
Richard with his young family

The mansion boasts 820 square meters, six bedrooms, and sits on thirteen hectares of land.

The couple has also spent considerable time in Mexico, where they opened a sustainable luxury residential complex called 'Xala' on the Costalegre in Jalisco just a year ago. 

Richard with his wife Alejandra and their son© Instagram
Richard with his wife Alejandra and their son

Richard expressed his admiration for the Spanish lifestyle, food, and the warmth of its people in an interview with Vanity Fair

 "For me, going to Madrid is going to be a great adventure because I have never lived full-time outside of the United States," he also stated, confessing the move will also be "interesting" for their kids.

Richard enjoys a milkshake with his son© Instagram
Richard enjoys a milkshake with his son

His decision to move to Spain was motivated by a desire to be closer to Alejandra's family and traditions.

"[Alejandra] was very generous in giving me six years living in my world, so it's only fair that I give her at least another six years living in hers," said Richard.

richard gere alejandra silva oh canada cannes film festival premiere 2024© Getty Images
The couple are excited about their future

And the lifestyle suits him too. "I love Spain and I think your lifestyle is fabulous," he confessed. "Also your ability to live transmitting joy and happiness. 

"It is a beautiful place, the food is extraordinary and the people exude sensitivity and generosity, as well as an iron will to laugh and enjoy. So I'm looking forward to going there."

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere attend the "Oh, Canada" after-party, presented by Veuve Clicquot, at Lucia Cannes by Nikki Beach Hospitality Group, on May 17, 2024 in Cannes, France.© Getty Images
Richard also has a grown son Homer

Richard's enthusiasm for Spain is evident in his recent investment in a luxurious mansion in Madrid. 

The actor has purchased an 11 million euro property in the exclusive residential area of La Moraleja, located in the municipality of Alcobendas. 

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
They hope to be very happy in Spain

The lavish mansion features over 10,000 square meters of land, a three-story house spanning more than 1,000 square meters, a heated pool, and a private wine cellar.

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