15 Oct – Known for being a flirt, actor Richard Gere however, was out of line when he attempted to sleep with his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell's close friend.
According to a source, "That was the ultimate slap in the face. The final blow to the marriage came when a nasty fight erupted between Richard and Carey over his attempt to cheat with one of Carey's friends, who was a gorgeous younger lady who does yoga with Carey."
The 64-year-old actor's behaviour towards her friends was the last straw for Carey, after which the model-actress declared that she wanted a divorce.
Earlier, there were reports that the couple were splitting due to different lifestyles, as the actor likes to keep a low profile while Carey was a former Bond girl who likes the limelight.
Richard and Carey married in November 2002 after being together for seven years. The couple have a 13-year-old son together named Homer James Jigme Gere.
Richard Gere has lent his voice for the upcoming animated film "Henry & Me", which tells the story of an ill young boy named Jack who is taken on a magical adventure by a stranger named Henry (Gere). On his journey, the boy meets baseball legends from both past and present, who give valuable life lessons about the game and about life.
He is joined by Luis Guzman, Chazz Palminteri, Danny Aiello and Cyndi Lauper. The film is directed by "Morning Glory" director Barrett Esposito and is due to release in mid-2014.