Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva stepped out for a Tribeca Film Festival event on Friday night

By Helen Murphy
May 04, 2019 12:45 PM

New parents Richard Gere and wife Alejandra Silva stepped out for the first time since the couple welcomed their first child together — and they couldn’t look happier.

On Friday night, the 69-year-old actor and Silva, 36, hit the Tribeca Film Festival red carpet for the premiere of the documentary It Takes a Lunatic.

Directed by Billy Lyons, It Takes a Lunatic is a profile of acting teacher Wynn Handman, whose former students included Gere, Michael Douglas, Joel Grey and Frank Langella.

Gere opted for a casual look on the red carpet, wearing a tan baseball cap with a navy blazer, grey T-shirt and blue scarf. Silva, meanwhile, wore a long black dress with fringe detailing, matched with black shoes.

The new parents looked happy as they smiled on the carpet. At one point, Gere put his arm lovingly around his wife’s shoulders, and she placed a hand on his chest.

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In February, Gere’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple had welcomed their first child together, a baby boy.

The actor shares 19-year-old son Homer James Jigme with ex-wife Carey Lowell, while Silva is also mom to a 6-year-old son named Albert from a previous marriage.

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Gere and Silva had known each other for over a decade before they first began dating in 2014.

They married at Gere’s estate in Pound Ridge, New York — with several Tibetan monks in attendance (Gere is Buddhist and one of son Homer’s middle names, Jigme, is a Tibetan name).

In April 2018, a source close to the couple told PEOPLE they are “extraordinarily happy.”

“They’re so comfortable with each other, have fun together and are looking forward to their future together,” the source revealed of Silva and the Pretty Woman actor.

Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
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After news of their marriage broke, a film insider who has known Gere for years told PEOPLE he “has been much happier in this half of his life because he is settled, confident and doing what he likes.”

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Silva revealed her pregnancy news on Instagram in September, posting a photo showing the Dalai Lama blessing her baby bump.

“We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama,” added the Spanish businesswoman and activist.

While the couple kept mostly low-key throughout Silva’s pregnancy, they stepped out together in Madrid in late October, looking casual with Gere in a navy blazer, pinstriped scarf, gray shirt and baseball cap. Silva showed a hint of her baby bump in a gray maxi dress, chambray shirt and light-pink sneakers.

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