Carey Lowell and Richard Gere in happier times
Though there’s no official word from Richard Gere or his wife, Carey Lowell, but it appears the couple’s 11-year marriage is ending.
First reported by the New York Post, a BZ source close to the couple said Wednesday, “Richard and Carey have been going their own ways for many months. … It doesn’t appear there are any third parties involved. I just think the magic has evaporated from their marriage.”
A second source — who has worked with Gere on several film projects added, “I think this is a case of two people who really have grown apart due to big differences in how they want to live their lives. … Richard is deeply into Buddhism and prefers a very quiet lifestyle. He’s quite bookish really.
“Carey loves partying and being out and about. I think she just got bored. At least that’s part of it.”
Though separated, the couple reportedly have made no moves to file for divorce. “Though that could change at any time,” added the first source.
Gere and Lowell are the parents of a son, Homer, 13.
Previously, Gere was married to DeKalb native, supermodel and actress Cindy Crawford. Lowell was married twice before — to photographer John Stember and actor Griffin Dunne.
†While Gere’s personal life appears to be in turmoil, it looks like he’s throwing himself into a new film project. The actor will star in “Franny,” set to begin filming in Philadelphia Oct. 21 — with Dakota Fanning and Theo James just announced as co-starring with Gere.
The film is about a very outgoing fun-loving guy (Gere) who attempts to reinvigorate himself by becoming a key figure in a young couple’s life (played by Fanning and James).
Brit actor James spent a good deal of time earlier this year in Our Town, starring opposite Shailene Woodley in the upcoming “Divergent,” based on local author Veronica Roth’s mega-bestselling novel.