It's been a rough few weeks for dependable Hollywood couples. On the heels of Michael Douglas' separation from Catherine Zeta-Jones comes word that Richard Gere appears to be on the outs with Carey Lowell, his wife of 11 years (and partner for 18).
The couple, who are parents to a 13-year-old son, Homer, have separated ahead of filing for divorce, says the New York Post, with a source adding that they've "been spending time apart for quite some time."
"They'll do everything possible to keep things amicable and put their child first," a spy tells People.
Blame for the ostensible split is placed on their divergent lifestyles: Gere, 64, prefers a private life of quiet contemplation in keeping with his Buddhist beliefs, while Lowell, 52, is more of a social butterfly.
"They have a place in Bedford [New York], and he likes it because it's quiet and he likes the solitude," explains an insider. "She likes being in North Haven [New York] in the limelight. They live next door to Jimmy Buffett and his family, and they're good friends."