Richard Gere and Carey Lowell are separated, according to a People magazine report that was published on Sept. 25, 2013. Gere and Lowell, who dated for seven years before getting married in 2002, have a son named Homer, who was born in 2000.
An unidentified friend of the estranged couple told People: "They'll do everything possible to keep things amicable and put their child first."
Gere and Lowell reportedly grew apart due to their different personalities and lifestyles. An unnamed source told the Daily Mirror: “They have a place in up state New York which Richard loves as it is so quiet and it brings him a lot of solitude.Carey likes being elsewhere in the limelight. She is very sociable and although very much respects what Richard likes, she loves being around people.”
A spokesperson for Gere had no comment, according to People.
This was the second marriage for Gere (who is 64) and the third marriage for Lowell (who is 52). Gere was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995. Lowell's first marriage to fashion photographer John Stember ended in divorce in 1988. She was married to actor/director Griffin Dunne from 1989 to 1995. Lowell has a 23-year-old daughter named Hannah from her marriage to Dunne.
The New York Post reported that Gere and Lowell are living in separate properties that they own: He's living in Bedford, N.Y., and Lowell is staying at their mansion in North Haven, N.Y.
Gere first rose to fame for his starring role in 1980's "American Gigolo." His other hit movies include 1982's "An Officer and a Gentleman," 1996's "Primal Fear" and 2002's "Chicago." In 2012, he received critical acclaim for his role as a corrupt businessman in the independent drama "Arbitrage," which was one of the first examples of a movie that became a big hit on VOD before it was released in theaters.
Lowell is a model-turned-actress who has been semi-retired in recent years. She is best known for her roles in the 1989 James Bond movie "Licence to Kill" and the TV series "Law & Order" (from 1996 to 2001) and
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" in 2005.