Richard Gere Image Credit: AP

Veteran actor Richard Gere has once again become a father at the age of 69 after his wife Alejandra Silva gave birth to a boy.

Gere and Silva, 35, were blessed with a son on February 11, reported CNN.

This is the first child for the couple but they both have children from previous relationships.

Gere has a 19-year-old son from his marriage to actress Carey Lowell and Silva has a son with her former husband Govind Friedland.

Last year, Silva had shared the news of her pregnancy by posting a photograph of herself with Gere seeking blessings from Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.