Actor Richard Gere and his wife of 11 years, actress Carey Lowell, recently separated and plan to divorce, according to sources close to the couple.
Gere, 64, and Lowell, 52, haven’t been photographed together since last year, and have reportedly “been spending time apart for quite some time.”
Another source added that the duo drifted into different lifestyles, with the Buddhist actor craving privacy and Lowell likes socializing with other stars.
“They have a place in Bedford [N.Y.], and he likes it because it’s quiet and he likes the solitude,” said the Gere insider. “She likes being in the limelight."
"They live next door to Jimmy Buffett and his family, and they’re good friends.”
It's unclear when exactly the couple will file for divorce, but it's not a fly-by-night thing. They were together for seven years before they tied the knot.
Gere was previously married to Cindy Crawford, while Lowell’s been married twice before, to photographer John Stember and actor Griffin Dunne.
Gere and Lowell have one child together, a son, Homer.