Richard Gere’s divorce is getting quite expensive, even though he’s a self-proclaimed Buddhist of more than 40 years. The actor is known for his low-key attitude since there’s $100 million at stake, according to Page Six. But when the actor headed to his first divorce hearing with Carey Lowell in October, he was clearly itching for a fight.
After jabbing his umbrella at waiting photographers, sources say Gere stormed into the Manhattan courthouse and sulked when his soon-to-be-ex-wife ignored him.
Richard Gere On Edge
The Time Out of Mind star has good reason to be on edge, though. Sources reveal that Carey plans to demand nearly half of Richard Gere’s divorce is amount his $250 million fortune — and won’t rest until she gets at least $100 million. But now Richard Gere is trying to act cordially in divorce court as they duke it out, according to Daily Mail.
“She wanted to stay married and keep their family together,” says an insider about Richard Gere’s divorce, “but when Richard didn’t, she decided to take him to the cleaners.”
The former Law & Order actress, who put her career on hold to raise their son, Homer, feels like whatever Richard earned during their 11-year marriage, they earned together. But the silver fox, who reportedly raked in $82 million in 2013 alone, isn’t willing to part with any of it.
“It’s ugly,” admits the pal. “And it’s only going to get worse.”
Richard Gere’s divorce was prompted when Carey sought revenge for her ex’s rumored wandering eye. In 2012, a report claimed Richard hit on a married woman at a restaurant. Worse yet, the following year he was said to have propositioned one of Carey’s good friends. And while Richard’s rep denied the stories, they were humiliating for Care — who’d ignored talk years ago that he’d cheated on her with his Unfaithful costar Diane Lane.
For now, the duo are avoiding any unnecessary interaction.
“No amount of money could compensate for the embarrassment Carey’s endured,” divulges the source. “They only speak when it involved their son. Otherwise, they can’t stand to be in the same room together.”
Carey smiled as she left the court, although the couple ignored each other during the divorce proceedings, notes New York Daily News.
Richard Gere’s divorce made some headway as the couple worked out their custody agreement for their 15-year-old son Homer, but there are no details over the deal.
Gere was dating 44-year-old Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi in 2014 for a brief time.
Before Lowell, (who also has a 25-year-old daughter Hannah from her marriage to Griffin Dunne) Gere was married to Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995. He also has been romantically linked to his Pretty Woman co-star Julia Roberts. The silver fox has been filming the thriller Oppenheimer Strategies with Michael Sheen and Steve Buscemi in the US and Israel.