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Richard Gere | Source: Getty Images
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‘Best Dad’ Richard Gere, 74, Poses with Rarely Seen Sons in Pics Showing His Fatherly Side

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 18, 2024
06:50 A.M.

Richard Gere reveals his fatherly side in a rare set of edited Father’s Day photos shared by his wife. This tender glimpse into his role as a father contrasts with his recent glamorous public appearance alongside his other son.

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Richard Gere, who is celebrated for his iconic Hollywood roles, shows a different side in Father's Day photos shared by his wife, Alejandra Silva, on Instagram. The four photos feature their three sons—James, Alexander, and Albert—with blurred faces. Richard smiles with Alejandra and Albert, holding a certificate.

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva pose with Albert holding a school certificate, June 2024. | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva pose with Albert holding a school certificate, June 2024. | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

In the next picture, the "Pretty Woman" actor smiles as he hugs his son, wearing a "Jamie" shirt as they bond over a milkshake at a restaurant.

Richard Gere hugs his son in a photo shared by his wife, Alejandra Silva, in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

Richard Gere hugs his son in a photo shared by his wife, Alejandra Silva, in June 2024. | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

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Another photograph shows Richard with a smiling Alejandra and their son in a yellow jersey shirt. The trio appears to spend time in a park, as there's a playground visible in the background.

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva are seen smiling outdoors with their son, who is wearing a yellow jersey shirt, June 2024. | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva are seen smiling outdoors with their son, who is wearing a yellow jersey shirt, June 2024. | Source: Instagram/alejandragere

The final black-and-white photo shows the whole family at the beach. Alejandra expressed her deep appreciation and love for her husband. Her caption read," Happy Father’s Day, to the most wonderful dad four boys could ever wish for."

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Alejandra's glowing tribute garnered widespread admiration from netizens. One fan commented, "Best actor, best dad, best person...Richard is a legend and I'm so proud of you both. My family and I love you both, @alejandragere!"

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Another was moved by Alejandra's words, remarking, "I just love this! Thank you for sharing the Father side of Richard! Lovely family!" A third expressed, "Beyond being an actor he's always seemed to me a great man."

Richard Gere smiles during the "Oh, Canada" Photocall at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere smiles during the "Oh, Canada" Photocall at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

However, what was meant to be Alejandra's sweet tribute to her husband turned sour for some netizens due to the boys' blurred faces, which sparked frustration.

"Why bother to share if you're going to black out the faces of the kids? Just tell your husband you appreciate him and don't post publicly...so ridiculous," one critic questioned.

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Others were confused too. "What's with blurring the boy's face? I don't understand..." a curious user wondered. Another echoed the same sentiment, "Why are you hiding your son's adorable faces ?[sic]"

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Amid the naysayers' reactions, Richard has always been private about his family life, but he shared a rare look at his life as a father in an April 2024 interview with Vanity Fair Spain.

Richard Gere, spokesperson for Fundacion RAIS, speaks in a press conference at Moncloa Palace in Madrid on October 25, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere, spokesperson for Fundacion RAIS, speaks in a press conference at Moncloa Palace in Madrid on October 25, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

He revealed his routine with his family, "The truth is we don’t go out much. We have three small children. An 11-year-old, a 5-year-old, and a 4-year-old."

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Adding to the family's routine, Richard mentioned that they are typically asleep by 9:30 in the evening. If they do watch something, it's on their large home television. Alejandra clearly adores Richard's well-rounded personality.

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In a 2019 interview, Alejandra highlighted his remarkable qualities, "He is the most humble, sensitive, affectionate, attentive, funny, generous man that I've ever met. What can I say? I'm so in love!"

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She also shared that her husband would make her feel fortunate and valued. Every day, Richard asks what would make her happy and tells her how important she is to him.

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Despite the couple's preference for privacy, Richard and his wife made a rare public appearance at this year's Cannes Film Festival with the actor's 24-year-old son, Homer James Jigme Gere.

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Stepping out dressed to the nines, Alejandra adorned a stunning black floral print gown while her dashing beau and stepson rocked classy black suits with matching bow ties and white dress shirts. Although all three of them were a sight to behold, fans were particularly captivated by Homer's charming aesthetic.

Homer James Jigme Gere, Richard Gere, and Alejandra Silva on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere, Richard Gere, and Alejandra Silva on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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"His son is gorgeous!" gushed an admirer online. "Beautiful guy!" wrote another fan contributing to the overwhelming amount of praise Homer received.

Homer James Jigme Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

On the other hand, other people diverted their focus to the striking resemblance Homer shares with "his beautiful mom," famous actress Carey Lowell. "Homer looks just like his mom," noted a Facebooker.

Richard Gere, Homer James Jigme Gere, and Carey Lowell backstage at the Broadway musical "Hair" in New York City on March 14, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere, Homer James Jigme Gere, and Carey Lowell backstage at the Broadway musical "Hair" in New York City on March 14, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

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Homer not only inherited his good looks from his mother but also had a heart of gold, according to his father. Richard once described the 24-year-old Brown University student as "very sweet, very sensitive," and "very smart."

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

"He's smarter than me, stronger than me, faster than me, taller than me, better than me. He's great. I love him," Richard said while discussing Homer in a 2019 interview. When it comes to his son and family, there is nothing the "Shall We Dance?" actor wouldn't do for them.

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere on the "Oh, Canada" red carpet during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 17, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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"Your family is more important than anything," asserted Richard in a past interview. During the same interview, the interviewer asked him whether or not he takes his family into account before signing on to do a project.

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"My film decisions are mostly mine, but I'm very careful about not being away from my son, Homer James Jigme Gere, for very long. So [...] I talk to him about it, and if there is a problem, I don't take up the project. And I have done that," Richard previously disclosed when Homer was younger.

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at a Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game in New York City on March 7, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at a Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game in New York City on March 7, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Interestingly, Richard often lets Homer influence his decision to take film jobs. However, Homer remains only modestly aware of Richard's many movies and the extent of his stardom.

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

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

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Even though he doesn't know much about his father's roles, the artistic gene runs strong in the Gere family. In addition to his studies, Richard revealed that Homer had started to explore the world of acting and filmmaking, sparking a new shared interest with his father.

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at a Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game in New York City on March 7, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at a Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks game in New York City on March 7, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Richard boasted about Homer's filmmaking and acting interests, "He's been writing and directing little movies, so we have this new thing in common." Homer is also a music lover. According to Richard, his early musical inclinations have evolved since "hitting the piano when he was a kid."

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere at a Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game in New York City on February 2, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Homer James Jigme Gere and Richard Gere at a Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game in New York City on February 2, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

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Richard Gere, who started as a musician before venturing into acting, confirmed that Homer had studied piano for two years before quitting. His dad then encouraged him to try his hand at another instrument which led to him playing the drums, though that too, was short-lived.

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at the 44th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy on July 22, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Richard Gere and Homer James Jigme Gere at the 44th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy on July 22, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

However, Homer is "now a vocalist in a punk band," after he started playing with his musical group, showcasing his diverse creative talents.

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