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Richard Gere and Carey Lowell Separate: Reports

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Carey Lowell and Richard Gere (Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Richard Gere is down another pretty woman: the star and Carey Lowell have called it quits.

The Golden Globe winner, 64, and his 52-year-old actress wife have separated, according to People. The couple had been one of Hollywood's longest-lasting romances, tying the knot in 2002 after dating for about seven years.

Gere's rep declined to comment on the matter.

The couple share one son, 13-year-old Homer, and plan to keep things civil for his sake. "They'll do everything possible to keep things amicable and put their child first," a source described as a family friend tells People.

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Both Gere and Lowell have been through divorce before. He was famously married to Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995, while Lowell's previous spouses include photographer John Stember and actor-director Griffin Dunne (with whom she has an adult daughter).

While there's no official reason for the split, the New York Post reports the Gere-Lowell union ultimately fell apart because he enjoys his solitude, while she's more of a social creature. The newspaper claims that the pair have lived apart for some time — he in Bedford, New York, and she in North Haven, New York.

Just five years ago, the "Pretty Woman" actor was in a much different place, as he gushed about his bride to Parade.

"Our marriage is brilliant because of Carey," he said. "She's a fellow traveler with me on the voyage. We're partners, honest mirrors in which to see ourselves and grow and change. We help each other. It is love without ego."

Sad.

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