Cindy Crawford says her ex Richard Gere is 'like a stranger'

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How Cindy Crawford Changed During Her Marriage to Richard Gere

Not all celebrity relationships have fairytale endings and after Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford parted ways in 1995, she says he's more of a stranger to her than her ex-husband.

"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," Crawford revealed in Marc Maron's podcast. "I was with Richard for like six years, but I was only married for two years."

The duo, who were actually married from 1991 to 1995, made waves when they first wed due to their 17-year age difference. At the time of their quickie Las Vegas nuptials, Crawford was only 25 and Gere was over 40.

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Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the 'Sommersby' Westwood Premiere on January 2, 1993 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere attend the Tibet Film Festival - 'Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet' Screening on October 14, 1991 at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere attend Herb Ritts' 39th Birthday Party on August 10, 1991 at a coverted warehouse in Culver City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the Human Rights Rights Watch International Film Festival Opening Night - Screening of 'China: Moving the Mountain' on April 28, 1994 at Loews 19th St. East Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere attend the Human Rights Rights Watch International Film Festival Opening Night - Screening of 'China: Moving the Mountain' on April 28, 1994 at Loews 19th St. East Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the 'Sommersby' Westwood Premiere on January 2, 1993 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the 'Sommersby' Westwood Premiere on January 2, 1993 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend 'An American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia' - All-Star Tribute with Special Performances on February 22, 1990 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the 'Cinema Paradiso' New York City Premiere on January 30, 1990 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the National Council on the Arts Benefit on September 16, 1989 at City Restaurant in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the 'Sommersby' Westwood Premiere on January 2, 1993 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere attend the 13th Annual CFDA Awards on February 7, 1994 at NY State Theater, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere attend the Tibet Film Festival - 'Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet' Screening on October 14, 1991 at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the 'Sommersby' Westwood Premiere on January 2, 1993 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
1993 Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere. Stock photo. Photo by Brenda Chase/Online USA, Inc.
UNITED STATES - MAY 02: Richard Gere and wife Cindy Crawford attending TJ Martell dinner at Lincoln Center. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford arrive from New York City on October 19, 1993 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford attend the 'Philadelphia' Century City Premiere on December 14, 1993 at Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Model Cindy Crawford and actor Richard Gere attend the 13th Annual CFDA Awards on February 7, 1994 at NY State Theater, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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"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," she continued. "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."

This is the latest Crawford has dished on her famous ex. In September 2015, she told People magazine that she learned a lot from her famous husband about being a celebrity herself. "I learned about how to be famous. Again, that's not a universal lesson. And a lot of the personal things, everything else I learned from that, were for me."

That advice obviously came in handy since she went on to become a major household name.


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