Congrats are in order for Richard Gere and his much-younger girlfriend, Alejandra Silva — they’re married! HOLA! previously reported that Richard, 68 and Alejandra, 35, tied the knot in early April in a civil ceremony. At the time, a source close to the couple said they were “extraordinarily happy” and another insider told People, “They’re so comfortable with each other, have fun together, and are looking forward to their future together!”

And now, Richard can’t say enough nice things about his new wife! “I’m the happiest man in the universe. How could I not be? I’m married to a beautiful woman who is smart, sensitive, committed to helping people, who’s fun, patient, who knows how to forgive, who’s a great cook, and who makes the best salads in the world!” he gushed to Hello! magazine. “Alejandra meditates, she’s a vegetarian, a great mother, has the touch of an angel, and she’s also Spanish — the land of kings and queens, of Cervantes and Bunuel. You can’t get any better than that.”

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The Pretty Woman star first went public with his relationship with Alejandra in 2015. He was previously married to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991 to 1995 and to Carey Lowell from 2002 to 2013. Richard and Carey have a teenage son, Homer, together. This is Alejandra’s second marriage. The publicist first said yes to Govind Friedland, a mining executive, in 2012 before calling it quits three years later. Together they have a five-year-old son named Albert.

Richard’s wife Alejandra recently opened up to HOLA! about her relationship with the actor. “I was a little lost, without light, and knowing him gave meaning to my life,” she gushed. “It was feeling that someone was reaching out and showing me my true path.” The inseparable couple allegedly knew they were meant for each other after they started bonding over their mutual love of humanitarian work. “I have found the quiet and happy life that I have sought,” Richard sweetly said. We wish them all the best!