Richard Gere refuses to let his marriage to CAREY LOWELL stop him from falling in love with other women.

The PRETTY WOMAN star admits he fantasises about having affairs with passers-by and often keeps secrets from his wife.

But he insists he would never cheat on Lowell.

The 55-year-old says, "When you're married, it doesn't mean you're dead?

"Life is about choices. I can still get turned on every day by falling in love with someone on the street.

"That moment of 'Wow, what if...' It's like enjoying a flower - you can appreciate it but it doesn't mean you have to pick it.

"I keep secrets from my wife, but not any major ones that would make her feel insecure."

10/02/2005 14:15