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Richard Gere, 69, ‘set to become a father again

Hollywood actor Richard Gere is reportedly set to become a dad again just a year short of his 70th birthday.

The screen icon-turned humanitarian activist is expecting his first child with new wife Alejandra Silva, respected Spanish daily ABC has claimed.

The Madrid-based newspaper broke the news of Gere’s wedding to the pretty Spaniard, 33 years his junior, earlier this year.

The Pretty Woman star tied the knot with Alejandra after four years together at a civil ceremony in Spain in April before celebrating the occasion with friends and family at the actor’s home near New York the following month.

He admitted after the US blessing: ‘I am the happiest man in the universe, how could I not be?’

ABC said it was not yet clear if the child would be born in Spain or the States, where Alejandra is now believed to be based most of the time.