Carey Lowell Is Richard Gere's 2nd Ex-wife Who Creates Unique Ceramics — Everything About Her

Oyin Balogun
Apr 21, 2021
09:10 A.M.
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Carey Lowell is a familiar face to the "James Bond" fanatics, but first, she was a fashion model. Years later, she ventured into making unique ceramics. Among her numerous titles is "Richard Gere's second ex-wife." Here is everything you need to know about her.


Many movie lovers may not agree that Carey Lowell is a household name, as she only featured sparingly in movies. However, they would not be quick to argue her successes in these few features, which were blockbusters. 

Lowell made her legacy in the entertainment industry by pouring her best into the roles she played. It has been quite some time since she starred on screen, but the former actress who was married to actor Richard Gere for eleven years found something that stole her heart, and this has been her go-to for years.

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 13, 2013 | Photo: Getty Images



Carey Lowell globe trotted as a child due to her father's profession. When she became a University student, she explored modeling and fortunately hit big as a fashion model.

The youthful Lowell spent a few years building her portfolio by working with big brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. To her, modeling was a hobby and a fun way of making money and exploring the rest of the world via frequent travels.

Richard Gere attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images


In 1986, she redirected the wheels of her life by hitting the big screens in "Club Paradise." This was the beginning of an excellent film career.

Two years later, the actress featured in the James Bond film "License to Kill" as a pilot and CIA informant. She also played a significant role in "Law & Order," from 1996 to 2001.

Powell reprised her character "Jamie Ross" in two episodes of the crime drama in 2005. It was not until 2013 that the actress worked on the script of a short movie titled "The Cause." Since then, she has kept her business under wraps and left the acting industry to fuel other desires like ceramic sculpting.



Carey Lowell was first married to John Stember from 1984–1988. She later married Griffin Dunne 1989–1995, and together they share her first child Hannah Dunne.

Carey Lowell stepped out to the 19th Annual Artwalk NY gala in a chic style shortly after her divorce ended.

Her longest marriage and relationship was with Richard Gere. The famous Hollywood actor was Carey Lowell's spouse for eleven years. The pair dated for close to a decade before deciding to seal the deal by taking marital vows.


Gere had been married before to Cindy Crawford, a supermodel, but it took four years before their love for each other expired. He had no child from the first marriage.

However, before Gere said "I do" to Lowell in 2002, the twosome already shared a 2-year-old son named Homer. At the time, Richard's second wife slowed down her career to be present for their son.

Richard Gere, his son Homer James (L) and a friend attend Giffoni Film Festival photocall on July 22, 2014, in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. | Source: Getty Images



When the couple began growing apart, they decided to call it quits amicably. Sources explained that they separated for a while before breaking the news to the public in 2013.

Although Homer's parents tried to settle on friendly ground as they quickly agreed to the custody arrangements, their divorce took four years before it was finalized.

Carey Lowell attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 26, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


This was because the "Pretty Woman" actor and his second ex-wife visited the court countless times over his million-dollar fortune.

In 2016, their divorce saga ended after a judgment in a Manhattan court by Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper. None of the former couples was at the courthouse when the ruling was made.

Carey Lowell attends Edible Schoolyard NYC 2017 Spring Benefit at Metropolitan West on April 24, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images



Right after his marriage with Lowell ended, Gere got hooked to a Spanish publicist named Alejandra Silva, who became Richard Gere's wife.

These two exchanged vows in 2018 and have not stopped gushing about each other. Gere explains that his wife is a great cook and is empathetic, while Silva loves to talk about her husband's humanitarian spirit. 


The couple is parents to two sons, Alexander Gere and a toddler whose name is unknown to the public. The father of three admitted that his kids made him become a better person and parent, an unforgettable experience that would never be traded for anything in the world.


Carey Lowell stepped out to the 19th Annual Artwalk NY gala in a chic style shortly after her divorce ended. It was a charity event that benefits the Coalition for the Homeless.

Carey Lowell attends the Network's 2016 Night Of Opportunity Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 11, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


The star has also advanced her likeness for creating lovable pieces. She is a professional ceramic maker, and like many craft makers, she is in love with the art. This creativity was first introduced during her time in Colorado High School art class at age 13.

While love did not give her the required longevity she had hoped, the "License to Kill" star ventured into something that fulfills the desire to be appreciated by lovers of arts.

Carey Lowell at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


Lowell works mainly in porcelain and employs gold luster to highlight her creations further. The ceramic expert also uses fascinating materials from gun parts to make incredible hand-glazed candle holders and other ceramic wares.

These innovations have been showcased in Celadon Gallery, Water Mill, NY, and Greenwich House Pottery and are selling at, while she markets them in various outlets like restaurants.