Legendary actor Robert De Niro has had a long and illustrious career in Hollywood, with iconic roles in films such as The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), and Raging Bull (1980). He has won numerous awards for his work, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Despite being a superstar, De Niro also makes time for his family. He has six children from previous relationships, and now, it has been revealed that he recently became a father for the seventh time. This reveal came from the actor himself during one of his latest interviews.
Robert De Niro recently welcomed his seventh child
Actor Robert De Niro recently sat down with ET Canada to talk about his upcoming movie, About My Father. The movie narrates the story of a father and his son and while the actor was on that topic, he revealed that he welcomed his seventh child recently. When host Brittnee Blair said that he has six kids, the actor corrected her by saying,
“Seven, actually. I just had a baby.“
Robert De Niro’s representatives then confirmed that the actor is actually now a father of seven children. However, the identity of the mother is yet to be revealed.
People gave their opinions on social media
Thousands of fans congratulated the actor while many made jokes about the announcement on social media. The actor’s oldest child, Drena De Niro, turned 51 in September 2022.
Bros a machine
— Buzz Lightyear (@BigKidDinner) May 9, 2023
is this a world record now?
— Sam (@adeleisnumber1) May 9, 2023
When i read the first 4 words i expected this tweet to be heading one way but it went the complete opposite, wild ass headline
— Hip Hop All Day (@HipHopAllDayy) May 9, 2023
Hey kid, he is not your grandpa but your father.
— Ashley TRUE🖋 (@MonsterEaster) May 9, 2023
That’s kinda sad. He won’t be around by the time that kid reaches his teens…
— Manny (@immanueladan) May 9, 2023
De Niro shares two children, Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46, with his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, and two children, Elliot, 25, and Helen, 11, with ex-wife, Grace Hightower. That’s not it, he also welcomed twins Aaron and Julian, 27, with his former girlfriend, Toukie Smith.
Robert De Niro started acting in the 1960s
De Niro has been a part of the entertainment industry for over five decades now. He was born in New York City in 1943 and managed to bag small roles in the 1960s. His breakthrough role was in the film Mean Streets (1973) directed by Martin Scorsese, who would become one of De Niro’s frequent collaborators.
He went on to star in several iconic films in the 1970s, including The Godfather Part II (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), and The Deer Hunter (1978). He has won several awards, including two Oscars, one for best supporting actor in The Godfather, Part II, and one for best actor for his portrayal of boxer Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980). De Niro is believed to be one of the greatest actors of his generation, known for his intense performances and his ability to completely transform into a character.
Source: ET Canada