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Richard Gere and Carey Lowell are calling it quits

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Richard Gere may soon be a single man

Richard Gere is again about to become one of the world's most eligible bachelors. He and his wife Carey Lowell are rumored to be splitting.

Richard Gere Carey Lowell

It looks like Richard Gere is about to be single again. The actor and his wife Carey Lowell are said to be separating after nearly 11 years of marriage.

The reports are coming from Page Six, saying that no divorce papers have been filed but the couple has decided to call it quits. According to USA Today, the cause of the impending breakup is simply a difference in lifestyles. Gere prefers to be alone while Lowell likes the social life.

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According to the New York Post, the couple has been "spending time apart for quite some time."

The marriage (and divorce) isn't the first for either actor. Gere was previously married to Cindy Crawford, and Lowell has been married twice before.

Crawford recently opened up about why her relationship with Gere didn't work out, and a lot of it had to do with timing.

"I think a lot of what happened with Richard and I was, I was still 22, and at 22 — as a young woman — I was kind of still figuring out who I was and what I wanted to be, and he was already 37," she told Oprah back in March.

Gere and Lowell have a son together, 13-year-old Homer.

The couple was married from 1991 to 1995, and Gere didn't remarry until almost seven years after the divorce was final. Lowell is probably best known for her role as an assistant district attorney on Law and Order, a part she played from 1996 to 2001. She hasn't done much since Six Degrees in 2007.

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Richard Gere will begin shooting a new film soon, the indie drama Franny. He will play a "hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to recreate the life he once had," according to Variety.

It may just be time for the couple to move on, and so far it looks like it will be done amicably.

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