Legendary actor Robert De Niro has expanded his family once again, as his representative confirmed on Tuesday that the 79-year-old has welcomed his seventh child. While the spokesperson did not disclose the name or gender of the newest addition, the news has generated excitement among fans and the media.
De Niro made headlines just the day before when he corrected an ET Canada reporter who referred to him as a father of six, clarifying that he had just become a father again. At the time, he did not reveal the identity of the baby’s mother. However, his current girlfriend, Tiffany Chen, had been spotted with a baby bump during a dinner date last month, fueling speculation about their growing family.
The Oscar-winning actor and the New York-based martial arts instructor were first linked in 2021 and were seen celebrating De Niro’s 78th birthday together in France. The couple had previously worked together on the film “The Intern” in 2015 and was later spotted on a trip to Spain.
De Niro’s first experience with fatherhood dates back to 1971 when he and his then-wife Diahnne Abbott welcomed their daughter Drena, who is now 51 years old. The former couple also shares a son, Raphael, who is now 46.
In addition to his children with Abbott, De Niro has twin sons, Aaron and Julian, aged 27, from his past relationship with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith. He also has a son named Elliot, who is 25, and an 11-year-old daughter named Helen from his former marriage to Grace Hightower. De Niro and Hightower, who were married for over two decades, divorced in 2018.
While co-parenting his children, De Niro admitted in an interview with ET Canada that he doesn’t consider himself a “cool dad.” He described his kids as “respectful” but acknowledged that they sometimes disagree with him and give him a bit of grief.
With the arrival of his seventh child, De Niro’s family continues to grow, and fans eagerly await further details about the newest member of their clan. As one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors, De Niro’s personal life has always garnered attention, and this latest addition to his family has only increased the public’s interest in his journey as a father.