Robert De Niro, the 79-year-old Hollywood actor and Academy Award winner, is now a father of seven, he revealed in a recent interview with ET Canada while promoting his upcoming movie ‘About My Father’. When asked about his six children, he corrected the interviewer by saying, “Seven, actually.” However, he did not disclose any details about his newest family member or partner.
De Niro has had a storied career, establishing himself as one of the most iconic actors of all time with his roles in ‘Godfather Part II’, ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Goodfellas’. He’s won two Academy Awards and earned seven Oscar nominations throughout his illustrious career. Although he no longer acts as much, De Niro is still active in film production through his production companies TriBeCa Productions and Tribeca Film Festival.
With his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, De Niro has daughters Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46 He welcomed twin sons Julian and Aaron, 27, in 1995 with his former girlfriend, model and actress Toukie Smith. In addition to his son Elliot, 24, and daughter Helen Grace, 11, De Niro also shares his ex-wife’s daughter with her. He is also a grandfather.
A few weeks ago, De Niro spoke about parenting, stating that sometimes it is necessary to lay down the law. Every parent, I believe, would agree with him. You always want to do what’s right for your children, but sometimes you can’t.”
De Niro is known for his iconic roles in movies like ‘The Godfather’, ‘Raging Bull’, and ‘Taxi Driver’. Numerous awards have been given to him for his work, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
His acting career aside, he is a proud parent and grandfather, encouraging his children to achieve their dreams. “It is important for them to find their own lane,” De Niro said in a 2020 interview with People.
Although De Niro did not provide any details about his new baby or partner, his representative confirmed that he is indeed a father of seven. With his successful career and growing family, De Niro continues to be a prominent figure in the entertainment industry and a proud parent.