In news that will surely launch a thousand unfunny gerbil jokes, Richard Gere and his wife of 11 years, actress Carey Lowell, are calling it quits thanks to what Page Six calls “different lifestyles.”
But before you get on Twitter and say something lame about Habitrails being a lifestyle choice now, seems the couple’s problems go deeper (SHUT UP) than that. Sources say they’ve “been spending time apart for quite some time,” largely because she’s all bright lights big city and he’s all peace and serenity and evening cocktails with the Dalai Lama.
“They have a place in Bedford [NY], and he likes it because it’s quiet and he likes the solitude,” said the insider. “She likes being in North Haven in the limelight. They live next door to Jimmy Buffett and his family, and they’re good friends.”
No one’s filed for divorce yet, but maybe they’ve been in the planning stages for a while. Back in July, the pair did put their 12-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot Hamptons home — with an “outdoor fireplace pavilion, 300 feet of waterfront and a teahouse” — on the market for $65 million.
And about a year ago, Gere supposedly pissed off some guy by flirting with his wife. She acted like she wasn’t into it, but you just know she texted all her friends later that night to brag about it (because Jesus have you seen “American Gigolo”?).