Robert De Niro, 79, Welcomes Seventh Child
Hollywood Legend Robert De Niro, 79, Becomes a Dad for the Seventh Time
Robert De Niro, the two-time Oscar winner, has become a father for the seventh time, according to recent reports. The news was revealed by De Niro himself during an interview with ET Canada, in which he corrected the interviewer about the number of his children, saying, “seven, actually.”
The screen legend did not provide any further details about the new arrival, but TMZ reported in March that his rumored girlfriend was said to be pregnant, leading to speculation that she may be the mother of his seventh child.
De Niro, 79, is a father to six children from past relationships and is already a grandfather several times over. He has children with his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, his former girlfriend, model and actor Toukie Smith, and his ex-wife, Grace Hightower, with whom he split in 2018 after 20 years of marriage.
During the interview, De Niro shared his perspective on parenting, which involves being loving with his children while also being stern when necessary. He stated that “there’s no way around it with kids,” and that although he doesn’t like to have to lay down the law, sometimes parents have no choice.
De Niro’s children include his daughter and actor Drena De Niro, 51, and former actor Raphael De Niro, 46, with Diahnne Abbott. With Toukie Smith, he welcomed twin sons Julian and Aaron, 27, in 1995. He also shares son Elliot, 24, and daughter Helen Grace, 11, with his ex-wife Grace Hightower.
The news of De Niro’s seventh child has generated a lot of interest and excitement among his fans and followers, who are eagerly waiting for more details about the new addition to his family.
De Niro, known for his iconic roles in films such as The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas, has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for decades. His personal life has often been the subject of media attention, but he has always maintained a private stance on his family matters.