Richard Gere and Carey Lowell may be headed for divorce because of personality differences.
Page Six reported the quiet Buddhist and his more gregarious wife had different social needs. Gere reportedly preferred to stay home and meditate while his wife wanted to hob nob with other celebs.
"They have a place in Bedford [NY], and he likes it because it's quiet and he likes the solitude," said an 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."
Though opposites may attract, living together as husband and wife for 11 years may have taken its toll on the "Pretty Woman" star and his real life pretty woman. Even celebrities are not immune from the inherent conflict between introverts and extroverts when initial attraction evolves into mutual annoyance.
According to Psychology Today, introverts need more time alone than extroverts and find long bouts of socializing exhausting. The two types often misunderstand the other's behavior.
Gere and Lowell are not the first celebrity introvert-extrovert couple to call it quits.
Many speculated their age difference was the culprit, but it is possible Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore decided to divorce because the "Two and a Half Men" star is reportedly an extreme introvert. That does not mean he can't appear social and charming when he chooses to be "on" but he may need more time alone than the "Striptease" actress, who is reputed to be an extrovert. Photographer Mario Testino told GQ Australia, "The best people to photograph naked are extroverts, people with great bodies. Demi Moore is like that, and Kate Moss - people who don't really care. I love that. You have to feel beautiful to feel secure."
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise may have had religious differences, but could their personality differences also have led to their divorce? "Story after story depicted Holmes as an obedient housewife living in the shadows of her famous husband," reported the Las Vegas Guardian Express. The exhibitionist Cruise, who once leaped on Oprah's couch to declare his love for Katie, may have been too much for the quieter "Dawson's Creek" actress. Interestingly enough, his second wife, Nicole Kidman, is also an avowed introvert.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston is another apparent introvert-extrovert marriage that bit the dust. Though Angelina Jolie was cast as the villain in the piece, it could be that Pitt just prefers quiet nights at home (albeit with six noisy kids) to the "Friends" star's frequent parties. The "World War Z" star has often expressed he was unhappy during his marriage and spent a lot of time on his couch alone.
Aniston recently threw a party for her fiancé Justin Theroux which included the likes of Ben Stiller, Ellen DeGeneres, Jason Bateman, Jimmy Kimmel, Emily Blunt, Isla Fisher and Tobey Maguire, according to Gossip Cop. She even installed a festive margarita fountain in the backyard of her new home. In contrast, Pitt's pouty-lipped fiancé admits to having few friends and is rarely captured by paparazzi attending a party or other social event.
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