Congratulations are in order for Hollywood star Robert De Niro who has become a dad again as he announced he has welcomed child number seven at the age of 79
Robert De Niro announced he has welcomed his seventh child, just months before his 80th birthday.
The Hollywood star shared the happy news in a recent interview as he was asked what it was like to be a father-of-six, before correcting the interviewer on his growing brood.
Robert said: “Seven, actually,” before confirming: “I just had a baby.”
However, he stopped short of revealing the new mum’s identity and didn’t share the name of gender of his new bundle of joy.
Despite keeping quiet about his partner, speculation is already mounting that he is dating Tiffany Chen.
Robert and Tiffany were last photographed together in March as they left a dinner date together in Los Angeles. Tiffany appeared to have a baby bump at the time.
Here, we take a look at the actor’s six other children.
Drena De Niro
Robert De Niro and Diahnne Abbott tied the knot in 1976, with the Goodfellas star then adopting Diahnne’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Drena De Niro, who was born in 1971, then took her father’s surname.
Now 51, she’s enjoyed a vibrant career and has worked as a model and a DJ before following in Robert’s footsteps, acting in films such as Great Expectations and A Star is Born.
Drena also created the production company Daredevil Films and Television.
Diahnne and Robert split in 1988, but that didn’t stop him from having a close bond with his daughter.
Drena made Robert a grandfather in 2003 when she gave birth to her son Leandro with her then-boyfriend Carlos Rodriguez.
Raphael De Niro
Robert and Diahnne welcomed their son Raphael De Niro just seven months after getting married.
He made a handful of on-screen appearances growing up, but ultimately decided not to follow in his father’s acting footsteps.
Instead, the 46-year-old works as a real estate broker in New York and he’s helped a number of A-list celebrities find their dream homes, including Renee Zellweger and Kelly Ripa.
Raphael married fellow broker Claudine De Matos in 2008 and the couple share three children together.
The pair eventually split and finalised their divorce in January 2020, with Raphael going on to marry stylist Hannah Carnes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aaron Kendrick De Niro
After divorcing Diahnne in 1988, Robert found love again with model Toukie Smith that same year.
The pair welcomed twin boys Aaron and Julian De Niro in October 1995, before splitting a year later.
Unlike his brother, Aaron has made the decision to stay out of the spotlight and does not have any public social media profiles.
Julian De Niro
Julian decided to follow his parents into the acting industry and got his first big break in 2016 when he appeared in In Dubious Battle, starring alongside the likes of Selena Gomez and James Franco.
He also took up the role of a young Barack Obama in drama series The First Lady last year.
As well as working on his acting career, Julian also studied computer science and mathematics at New York University.
In 2018, he had a study published in The Washington Post which used an in-depth Twitter analysis to uncover “what people craved the most”.
Elliot De Niro
Elliot De Niro is Robert’s first child with his second wife Grace Hightower, who the actor married in June 1997.
Elliot was born a year after his mother and father tied the knot.
Robert shared his son’s autism diagnosis in 2016 and said one of his passions is playing tennis.
Elliot is best known for his achievements as a tennis player in the Special Olympics.
Robert and actress Grace first married in 1997 before splitting in 1999. They got back together and renewed their vows in 2004.
However, they parted ways for good when he filed for divorce in 2018.
Helen Grace De Niro
Before splitting for a final time, Robert and Grace welcomed daughter Helen Grace De Niro via surrogate in 2011.
The former couple have worked hard to try and keep the youngster out of the spotlight and have managed to put their differences aside in order to successfully co-parent.
Speaking about his children getting older, Robert previously told People : “There are great moments and moments of sadness.
“Sometimes you’re the last person they want to deal with. It’s like when you walk your kids to school and they get older and they don’t want to hold your hand or kiss you goodbye.”
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