“I didn’t think I was young, though, but I was young,” she said during an appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. “I was with Richard for, like, six years, but I was only married for two years.”
The supermodel was 26 when she tied the knot with the then 42-year-old Gere in 1991. The couple officially split four years later, in 1995.
Asked if Crawford, now 49, is still on good terms with the Pretty Woman star, she replied, “We’re friendly, but I think it’s almost like he’s gone back to being, like, ‘Richard Gere’ again, like a stranger, because we don’t really see each other that much.”
She continued, “I think part of the problem in our relationship was that we were a lot of other things, but I don’t know if we were ever friends – like peers, because I was young, and he was Richard Gere.
“And then, as I started kind of growing up and growing into myself – it’s hard to change the nature of a relationship once you’re already in it.”
Back in 1995, the model told PEOPLE of her marriage to Gere: “We didn’t spend enough time together. And we’re equally responsible for that. We thought it would be okay if we just flew in from Paris to L.A. to get together for a night to see each other. It wasn’t.”
“I think why Rande and I really work is that we were friends first,” she explained. “I never pretended to like baseball or meditation or whatever the version is.”