Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Richard Gere is a dad again, nearly two decades after the birth of his first child.
The 69-year-old actor's rep confirmed Monday to CNN that Gere welcomed a baby boy with his wife, Alejandra Silva, 35.
Gere's rep also shared the news with People. The rep said Gere's son was born late last week in New York.
Gere is also parent to 19-year-old Homer James Jigme with ex-wife Carey Lowell, while Silva is mom to 6-year-old son Albert with ex-husband Govind Friedland.
"A very special moment just a few minutes ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come," she wrote. "We couldn't announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama."
Gere is known for such films as An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride. He will have his first series regular TV role in the upcoming British series MotherFatherSon.