Richard Gere and Julia Roberts’ iconic performances in the films Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride gave hope to romantics everywhere. Was their on-screen chemistry just for show, or was there ever something more as the gossip mill has pushed at times? The former co-stars are married to different people and have children with their respective spouses, but still, rumors circulated that the two were secretly in love for years. We are here to set the record straight.
Both Are Married To Other People
Julia Roberts has been married to Danny Moder for two decades. The couple has three children together, and Roberts regularly praised her husband in the press and on social media on important days and anniversaries. There has never been even a whiff of suspicion about any issues from anyone, but the supermarket tabloids have held that their marriage is anything but happy.
Richard Gere’s personal life, to be fair, has had many more ups and downs than his co-star’s over the years. He was married to fellow actor Carey Lowell for 14 years, having a son before they divorced in 2016—Julia Roberts played no role in the divorce, of course. It was a contentious split that played out in the tabloids as well as in court. Gere married Alejandra Silva in 2018, whom he has been with since 2015, and has two children now.
Even While Filming, They Were In Other Relationships
Julia Roberts’ dating history in the ’80s and ’90s was a little dicey, as even she has admitted in the past. She famously left Kiefer Sutherland at the altar and ran off with Jason Patric in 1991, three days before she was supposed to marry Sutherland. It’s something all three regret but have come to terms with. She was later married to singer Lyle Lovett for two years before dating actor Benjamin Bratt for a few years before meeting Moder.
Richard Gere has long been one of Hollywood’s most notorious bachelors, with a long history of dating famous women in the 1970s and ’80s. Before marrying Carey Lowell, he was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford for 4 years, his first marriage. They divorce in 1995, but again, it had nothing to do with Roberts.
While some stars may fall in love while filming movies, that never happened between Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. The two are simply just great actors and good friends.