Richard Gere set to be a dad again at age 69

(L-R) Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva attend the 'La Cena' (The Dinner) premiere at the Capitol cinema on Dec. 11, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. Fotonoticias/WireImage

Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva have confirmed they are expecting their first baby together.

The couple confirmed the pregnancy on Sunday.

“A very special moment just a few minutes ago . . . Getting blessings for our precious to come,” she wrote on Instagram with a photo that appeared to show the Dalai Lama blessing her baby bump and offering a blessing to the couple. “We couldn’t say it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”

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This will be the Runaway Bride actor’s second child. He has an 18-year-old son named Homer, from his marriage to model Carey Lowell. The pair ended their marriage in 2013 after 11 years together.

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Silva also has a son named Albert, from her marriage to Govind Friedland.

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The 69-year-old actor married Silva, a Spanish publicist and activist, 35, at his ranch outside New York City in May.

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