Article Oct 19, 2016

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Richard Gere and Carey Lowell's divorce finalized

Richard Gere and Carey Lowell are officially divorced.

The Pretty Woman star separated from the former Bond girl in 2013 and the ex-couple has been battling each other in court ever since. On Tuesday (18Oct16), their divorce settlement was finalized and Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper signed off on the agreement, according to the New York Post's Page Six.

Richard and Carey were not present for the hearing and the settlement is confidential. They previously agreed to share custody of 16-year-old son Homer, but could not come to an agreement over money.

Lawyers for the couple declined to comment on the settlement as they left the hearing.

Richard opened up about the divorce in 2014, revealing he used his emotional turmoil to help him play the role of a homeless man living on the streets of New York for movie Time Out of Mind.

"What probably really helped was I was right in the middle of a divorce, so the emotions were right on the surface," he said during a career tribute at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City.

The 67-year-old married Lowell, his third wife, in 2002. He was previously wed to supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Meanwhile, the actor has been dating Spanish socialite Alejandra Silva, the ex-wife of mining tycoon Robert Friedland's son, Govind, since 2014. They were first linked last year (15), when they were photographed kissing at a restaurant in Sicily while on vacation.

He was also previously linked to TV chef Padma Lakshmi following his split from Carey, but they broke up after six months of dating.