Richard Gere and wife Carey Lowell set for divorce due to lifestyle differences after 11 years of marriage
Actor Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell have separated and are planning on divorcing.
According to New York Post the couple, who have been married for 11 years and have a 13-year-old son together, have 'been spending time apart for quite some time.'
It's thought the pair made the decision due to their different lifestyles because while the 64-year-old heartthrob likes the quiet life, his former Bond girl wife, 52, is more of a fan of ‘socialising with other bigwigs’.
Divorce: Richard Gere and Carey Lowell have split up after 11 years of marriage, seen here the last time they were pictured together at the Golden Globes in January
A source told the paper: ‘They have a place in Bedford [NY], and he likes it because it’s quiet and he likes the solitude.
‘She likes being in North Haven in the limelight. They live next door to Jimmy Buffett and his family, and they’re good friends.’
The couple, who tied the knot in the November 2002 after being together for seven years, haven’t been photographed together since the beginning of the year– the last time was at the Golden Globes in January.
Long time: The couple, pictured here in 1996, started dating in 1995 before marrying in 2002
Since they have been together the actor - who is thought to worth around 45 million dollars - and his wife have purchased a 12,000 square foot property which is believed to be worth 65 million dollars.
Soon after his secret wedding the star spoke to the Daily Mail, revealing his love and adoration for his model wife.
He said: 'She's changed my life. And marriage does have meaning, if you do it from your heart. It is a milestone for us both.'
Family holiday: Just last year Richard and his wife were seen on holiday with their son Homer
Like a father: Richard is close to Hannah - Carey's daughter from her marriage to actor Griffin Dunne
The couple met in 1995, after Gere's divorce from supermodel Cindy Crawford, who he was married to from 1991-1995.
License to thrill: Carey is known for starring alongside Timothy Dalton in License To Kill in 1989
After a sustained silence regarding the relationship, he finally opened up to the Mail, saying: 'It's time to tell the world that I am happier, more open and relaxed than I have ever been in my life. I asked her to marry me three years ago, but we have only just got around to doing it.
'I could never figure out how to do it, what with my family, her family and all the moving around we do on our jobs. In the end, we took our kids [Lowell has a daughter by her first marriage], a couple of friends and just did it.
'We are adults who have been through marriage before and do not take it lightly. I felt married from the moment I met her, to tell the truth. But to take that extra step is the biggest stride imaginable. I have no problems with this one at all.'
Carey Lowell has been married three times. Her first husband was fashion photographer John Stember, to whom she was married from 1984-1988.
A year later she married actor Griffin Dunne from and has a daughter in her twenties, Hannah Dunne, from that marriage.
The former actress starred alongside Timothy Dalton in Bond movie Licence to Kill Bond in 1989 playing Pam Bouvier.
A spokesperson for Richard has declined to comment.
Times have changed: The pair (pictured here shortly after their wedding) have apparently been living apart for some time
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