updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/30/1998 AT 12:00 AM ET
It’s a boy for the Sexiest Man Alive. Richard Gere, 50, and actress Carey Lowell, 38, welcomed Homer James Jigme Gere in New York on Sunday. Homer is Gere’s first child. Lowell, who appeared in the 007 movie “License to Kill” and on TV’s “Law & Order” for two seasons before exiting the series in 1998, has a 9-year-old daughter, Hannah, from her marriage to actor-filmmaker Griffin Dunne. Gere, who was named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive last year, has just finished shooting “Dr. T and the Women” in Dallas for director Robert Altman. In it, he plays a gynecologist who can’t keep his hands off his patients.