Richard Gere and wife Alejandra Silva welcome first child together 5 days ago

Richard Gere and wife Alejandra Silva welcome first child together

Richard Gere has become a dad for the second time at the age of 69.

He and girlfriend Alejandra Silva welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, over the weekend.

The 35-year-old publicist gave birth on Saturday in New York, according to Spanish magazine, Hola! 

The pair have yet to reveal the name of their child.

Silva announced her pregnancy last September via an Instagram post that hashtagged both her husband and the Dalai Lama.

It read: "A very special moment just a few minutes ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come... we couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama #dalailama #richardgere #alejandragere #love."

Silva and Gere married last year in a secret ceremony.

The Hollywood actor had previously been married to Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995 and Carry Lowell from 2002 to 2016.

He has one other child, 18-year-old Homer, from his relationship with Lowell. Silva also has a five-year-old son from her previous marriage to Govind Friedland.

Speaking to Hello! at the time of his secret marriage to Silva, Gere said that he was "... the happiest man in the universe."

"How could I not be? I'm married to a beautiful woman who is smart, sensitive, committed to helping people, who's fun, patient, who knows how to forgive, who's a great cook – and who makes the best salads in the world!"

The pair met in 2014 when Gere was staying in a hotel owned by Silva's family.