Homer James Jigme Gere Biography

Homer James Jigme Gere, the son of renowned American actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell, has grown up in the shadow of his famous parents. Despite his preference for a low-key lifestyle, Homer has occasionally stepped into the public eye, making appearances alongside his father. Notably, he accompanied Richard Gere to the prestigious Giffoni Film Festival in Italy in 2014 and was spotted enjoying a holiday in Italy with his father and Richard’s then-girlfriend Alejandra Silva in 2017.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 23 Years
  • Family: father – Richard Gere, mother – Carey Lowell, siblings – Hannah Dunne
  • Born Country: United States
  • City: New York City
  • U.S. State: New Yorkers
  • American Men

Rise to Fame

Homer James Jigme Gere was born on 6 February 2000, in New York City, United States of America. His parents named him after their respective fathers. Homer started hogging the limelight quite early as both his parents were an established name in the field of entertainment. While his father’s popularity had reached far and wide at the time of his birth, his mother was well-known for her modeling and acting career.

Divorce Proceedings and Custodial Dispute

Homer’s parents decided to part ways in September 2013 and spent the next three years trying to finalize their divorce settlement in the ‘Supreme Court of the State of New York.’ During the highly contested divorce proceedings, Homer was thrust into the limelight as there was a dispute over custodial parent rights. His mother, Carey Lowell, wanted to live with her son in Gere’s $4.5 million property in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, from where she refused to move out. When his parents’ divorce case was finally settled in October 2016, Homer went on to live with his mother. Though he was only 16 at the time of his parents’ divorce, he handled the situation well and chose to support his parents’ decision. He also continued communicating with his father, Richard Gere, and made several public appearances with him.

Public Appearances

In 2014, Homer joined his father at the largest children’s film festival in Europe, ‘Giffoni Film Festival,’ at Giffoni Valle Piana in Italy. At the film festival, Richard Gere was honored with a special award for his services to arts. Homer, who graced the event wearing a casual outfit, was happy to walk the blue carpet alongside his famous father. Homer made headlines again in 2017 spending holidays with his father and Alejandra Silva in Italy. Alejandra Silva, who would go on to marry Richard Gere in 2018, was seen getting along well with her future stepson. The trio was spotted spending quality time together at a beach in Italy. Homer had made several other public appearances with both his parents during his childhood days.

Family & Personal Life

Homer James Jigme Gere has a half-sister named Hannah Dunne from his mother Carey Lowell’s previous marriage with actor, producer, and director Thomas Griffin Dunne. In February 2019, Homer welcomed his half-brother when Richard Gere’s wife, Alejandra Silva, gave birth to a baby boy named Alexander in New York. Homer had another half-brother in April 2020, when Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere had their second son. Alejandra Silva also has a son named Albert from her previous marriage with Govind Friedland. Unlike his father, Homer likes to maintain a low profile. He currently lives in New York.

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