Richard Gere and his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell, have separated and are planning to file for divorce Gere, 64, and model/actress Lowell, 52, haven’t been photographed together since a Hamptons screening of his Wall Street thriller Arbitrage last year, and one source close to the couple said they’ve “been spending time apart for quite some time”, the New York Post reports.
Another source added that the two have drifted into different lifestyles as the Buddhist actor craves privacy and Lowell likes socialising with other bigwigs They have a place in Bedford (NY), and he likes it because it’s quiet and he likes the solitude,” said the insider. “She likes being in North Haven in the limelight. They live next door to Jimmy Buffett and his family, and they’re good friends.
Either way, the pair will have plenty of pricey property to divide. Their 12,000-square-foot (3658 square-metre), 12 bedroom North Haven, Connecticut home – called Strongheart Manor was put on the market in July for a whopping $US65 million ($69 million). It features an outdoor fireplace pavilion,” 90 metres of waterfront and a teahouse. Gere’s also an owner of the luxuriously restored Bedford Post Inn in New York.
A source said that it’s unclear when exactly the couple will file for divorce. Gere was previously married to supermodel Cindy Crawford, while Lowell’s been married twice before – to photographer John Stember and actor Griffin Dunne. Gere and Lowell have a son, Homer. They were together for seven years before they tied the knot.