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Cindy Crawford learned about fame from Richard Gere

Cindy Crawford learned about fame from Richard Gere

Cindy Crawford "learned about how to be famous" from Richard Gere.

The supermodel, who divorced the 66-year-old actor in 1995 after four years of marriage, admits he had a big impact on her life even though she decided not to write about their relationship in her new book 'Becoming'.

The 49-year-old beauty said: "I didn't want [the book] to be a tell-all or an autobiography. It was important to me to share only stories that had a message or a lesson that had a universal appeal...

"Look, I learned a lot from Richard. 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. It's not something I want to share. If I felt that there was a great good that could come of it, I might have shared more, but I didn't think that there was anything for other people to learn or benefit from. And I wanted to be respectful."

Cindy - who has son Presley, 16, and daughter Kaia, 14, with husband Rande Gerber - is gearing up to celebrate her 50th birthday next February and feels "at peace" with getting older.

She told Porter magazine: "In my thirties and even early forties, I could kind of still fake it. But then I started to worry that I was disappointing people, that I wasn't delivering the 'Cindy Crawford' that they expected. But I'm past that now. I can't even smoke-and-mirrors the Cindy from my twenties anymore. And that's okay.

"What I have to offer now is different, that's all. It's not worse, even though the world may not always agree with you about that. And I'm pretty at peace with it."