‘I just had a baby!’: Robert De Niro, 79, reveals he has recently welcomed his SEVENTH child
Robert De Niro announced this week that he recently welcomed a baby.
The Godfather actor was asked by a reporter from ET Canada what it was like to be a father of six children.
That is when he said he did not have six, but rather seven children, then shared that he recently welcomed a new child into his life. He did not share the name of the baby or the gender.
‘I just had a baby,’ he said.
The 79-year-old Oscar-winning actor did not reveal the identity of his baby’s mother, but he was last linked to martial arts instructor Tiffany Chen. They were photographed holding hands in July 2022.
His rep confirmed to DailyMail.com that De Niro did not make a mistake and that he does indeed have seven children.
New kid in his life: Robert De Niro shocked fans on Monday when he announced that he recently welcomed a baby. The Godfather actor was asked by a reporter from ET Canada what it was like to be a father of six children. That is when he said he did not have six, but rather seven children. Seen on May 6 in Chicago
The interview took place this week when he was promoting his new film About My Father.
ET Canada asked Robert about being a dad and he shared that he believes ‘in being loving with [his] kids,’ but did say you have ‘to be stern about stuff.’
He continued, ‘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.
‘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.’
The interviewer then said, ‘I know you have six kids,’ and Robert added, ‘Seven, actually.’
He then dropped his bombshell: ‘I just had a baby.’
He split from his wife of 20 years, Grace Hightower, in 2018.
Robert has two kids: Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46 with his ex wife Diahnne Abbott.
And he has two more children with Grace: Elliot, 25, and Helen, 11.
He is a dad to twins Aaron and Julian, 27, with former girlfriend, Toukie Smith.