Robert De Niro has had a new addition to his family! The 79-year-old actor has revealed that he has welcomed his seventh baby. He made the revelation during an interview with ET Canada on Tuesday.
De Niro did not disclose the name of the baby’s mother, and neither did he divulge any more details about the newborn. The Goodfellas actor is already a father to six children and four grandchildren. Read on to know more about the development.
Robert De Niro Reveals Welcoming Seventh Baby
De Niro was having a conversation about his upcoming film About My Father with ET Canada on May 9th when the interviewer asked him about parenthood. “I mean, there’s no way around it with kids. I don’t like to have to lay down the law and stuff like that. But, [sometimes] you just have no choice,” replied the actor.
“And any parent, I think, would say the same thing. You always want to do the right thing by the children and give them the benefit of the doubt but sometimes you can’t,” he added. The interviewer then asked the actor about his six children, to which he responded, “Seven, actually. I just had a baby.”
De Niro did not reveal the name of the baby and his partner. However, his rumored girlfriend, martial arts instructor Tiffany Chen, was spotted with a baby bump during a dinner date with the actor last month. The two have been linked since 2021, however, it has not been confirmed if Chen is indeed the baby’s mother.
The Actor has Six Children from His Previous Relationships
The Academy Award-winning actor shares daughter Drena, 51, and son Raphael, 46, with his first wife Diahnne Abbott. He is also a father to twin sons Julian and Aaron, 27, whom he welcomed with his former girlfriend, model, and actress Toukie Smith in 1995. He shares son Elliot, 24, and daughter Helen Grace, 11, with former wife Grace Hightower.
Speaking about fatherhood, De Niro said that he considers himself a tough dad. “I’m okay. You know, my kids disagree with me at times, and they’re respectful. My daughter, she’s 11, she gives me grief sometimes and I argue with her. I adore her, but, you know. And my youngest now, that’ll be more to come. But, that’s what it is,” he said.
The actor also talked about the career advice he gave his kids in an interview in January 2020 and said, “For my kids, I tell them, If you want to be an actor or you want to do this or that, that’s fine as long as you’re happy. Just don’t sell yourself short.”
“That’s the most I would say — push yourself a little more and reach for what you really think it is you want to do. Don’t be afraid. It’s important for them to find their own lane. When you become a parent, there are certain things that you become more aware of, more sensitive about.”
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