Robert De Niro is a proud father of seven children

Robert De Niro – The legendary actor, who is 79 years old, confirmed that he recently welcomed another baby in his family. He did not reveal the identity of the baby’s mother or any other details about the newborn.

De Niro shared the news in an interview with ET Canada, where he was promoting his new film, About My Father, a comedy based on his relationship with his own dad.

When asked about his parenting style and his six kids, he corrected the interviewer and said, “Seven, actually. I just had a baby.”

Robert De Niro Children

The Oscar winner has six other children from three different relationships over the last 47 years.

He has a daughter, Drena, 51, and a son, Raphael, 46, with his first wife, actress Diahnne Abbott. He also has twin sons, Aaron and Julian, 27, with his former girlfriend, model and actress Toukie Smith.

He shares another son, Elliot, 25, and a daughter, Helen Grace, 11, with his ex-wife, Grace Hightower. De Niro and Hightower filed for divorce in 2018 after more than 20 years of marriage.

De Niro is also a grandfather of six grandchildren.

He told PEOPLE in January 2020 that he encourages his kids and grandkids to pursue their dreams and not be afraid of challenges. “For my kids, I tell them, ‘If you want to be an actor or you want to do this or that, that’s fine as long as you’re happy. Just don’t sell yourself short,'” he said. “That’s the most I would say — push yourself a little more and reach for what you really think it is you want to do. Don’t be afraid.”

De Niro is one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood history, with a career spanning over five decades and dozens of awards and nominations. He is best known for his roles in films such as The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino and Meet the Parents. He will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

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