Gere — wearing meditation beads on his left wrist and carrying an orange canvas bag from a 2009 Tibetan prayer festival called the Kagyu Monlam — nastily wielded the pointy black umbrella like a sword.Gere, 65, has been a Tibetan Buddhist for almost 40 years, once saying the religion teaches “you to be compassionate … Richard Gere, 66, stepped out with his much-younger girlfriend, Alejandra Silva, 32, at the Annual Taormina Film Festival in Rome, Italy on Wednesday, June 8. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) For the special occasion, the star looked dapper in a black suit and white, open-collared shirt while Alejandra donned a pretty black cocktail dress.RELATED: Prince Harry is Rumored to Have a New Girlfriend — Find Out Who He's Dating!Neither star ever acknowledged the relationship, nor were they photographed together in public, but a source told Us at the time that they were "having fun." PHOTOS: Unlikely celeb couples "It started very recently and quietly. "I wouldn't even go as far as calling them a couple. It's the first time Padma has dated anyone since Teddy [Forstmann, who died in 2011], and it's something she's been approaching very, very delicately." The source added: "They're just getting to know each other.They're just having fun." Read more details about the split.
She was immediately granted an “anonymous” caption to keep the case out of the public eye.The Post’s Page Six has reported that the duo split because of differing lifestyles.“The Buddhist actor craves privacy, and Lowell likes socializing with other bigwigs,” according to a source.She wore her blonde locks in curls while kept her accessories to minimum with some silver jewelry.MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 31: Alejandra Silva and Richard Gere attend the 'Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer' (Norman: El Hombre Que Lo Conseguia Todo) premiere at the Callao cinema on May 31, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.PHOTOS: Celeb chef scandals Gere, 65, separated from wife Lowell — with whom he shares a teenage son, Homer — in September 2013.