Homer James Jigme Gere Facts
Born On:- 2000-02-06
His Age:- 23
Famous As:- Richard Gere's Son
Place of Birth:- New York City, New York
Born Country:- United States
Mother:- Carey Lowell
Father:- Richard Gere
Brothers/Sisters:- Hannah Dunne
Homer James Jigme Gere is an American star kid who is the first child of popular actor and activist Richard Gere with his second wife, actress and model Carey Lowell. His father is known for films like ‘American Gigolo’, ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Chicago’, while his mother is a Bond-girl who appeared on television series like ‘Law & Order’. Born to famous parents, he had been in the limelight since his birth, but as a teenager, had to go through severe media exposure during his parents’ prolonged divorce battle. Despite the family being secretive about his personal life, he has made public appearances alongside his parents several times in the past.
He Is Richard Gere’s First Child
Homer James Jigme Gere was born on February 6, 2000, in New York City, United States, to actor Richard Gere and actress and model Carey Lowell. He was named after the respective fathers of his parents, while his father, a practicing Tibetan Buddhist, also added the Tibetan name Jigme to his name. His parents were not married at the time of his birth, but got married two-and-a-half years later in November 2002. While he is the first child of his father, his mother had a daughter named Hannah Dunne from a previous marriage. Lowell was previously married to fashion photographer John Stember from 1984 to 1988 and to actor Griffin Dunne from 1989 to 1995. His father was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995, but they did not have any child.
Both His Parents Are Famous
Homer James Jigme Gere’s father, Richard Gere, is a renowned American actor and producer who was established as a sex symbol after the release of his 1980 neo-noir crime drama ‘American Gigolo’. Following a series of unsuccessful films throughout the decade, his place as a leading man and a heartthrob was cemented by the 1990 romantic comedy film ‘Pretty Woman’. Some of his other notable films include ‘Days of Heaven’ (1978), ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ (1982), ‘The Cotton Club’ (1984), ‘Sommersby’ (1993), ‘Primal Fear’ (1996), ‘Runaway Bride’ (1999), the multi-award-winning musical ‘Chicago’ (2002), ‘I’m Not There’ (2007), and ‘Arbitrage’ (2012). His mother co-starred as Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the James Bond movie ‘Licence to Kill’ (1989), played a main role in two seasons of the television drama ‘Law & Order’ and had a recurring appearance in the series ‘Six Degrees’.
He Witnessed His Parents’ Prolonged Divorce Battle
In September 2013, a 13-year old Homer James Jigme Gere witnessed the beginning of a lengthy and highly contested divorce battle between his parents after Richard Gere and Carey Lowell separated following 11 years of marriage. At the time, a close friend of the couple had claimed, “They’ll do everything possible to keep things amicable and put their child first.” While the custody battle over their son was resolved quickly, the couple continued to fight for several years over the prominent actor’s huge fortune. Claiming that she gave away her career because of Gere and their son Homer, Lowell reportedly demanded half of his income, while additionally refusing move out of his $4.5 million property in Bedford, Westchester County, New York. The case was settled three years later in October 2016, but the divorce terms were kept confidential under New York State law. While Homer, then 16, lived with his mother, he continued to be in touch with his father.
His Father Married for the Third Time at 68
Homer’s father Richard Gere married for the third time at the age of 68 in a secret ceremony on his ranch outside New York City in April 2018. The bride was 35-year-old Spanish publicist and activist Alejandra Silva, whom he had initially met in Positano in 2014 when the actor went there and stayed in her family-owned hotel. Silva was previously married to mining executive Govind Friedland, and both connected with their shared plight of divorce. Soon after they began dating, she became a Buddhist following Richard’s example and moved to New York with him. For the wedding, their property was decorated in an Indian-inspired fairytale style with imported tents from Jaipur, while flowers were adorned with Tibetan flags and the couple made their entrance in a tuk-tuk driven by Richard.
His Father Welcomed Two Children at Almost 70
Homer James Jigme Gere was nearing his 19th birthday when he welcomed a step-brother named Alexander from his father’s recent marriage to Alejandra Silva in February 2019. The couple had announced the pregnancy back in August 2018, and Richard, about 69 years old at the time, had declared that he had no issue having children at such an old age. What is more, recently in April 2020, the couple announced that they have welcomed their second child together, another baby boy, into the household. Homer also has a step-brother named Albert from Silva’s first marriage.