Robert De Niro Celebrates Fatherhood Yet Again At 79

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The Hollywood legend Robert De Niro recently welcomed baby number seven, he revealed in a chat with ET Canada.

The 79-year-old Oscar winner in his interview opened up about parenthood while promoting his upcoming movie ‘About My Father‘.

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, you just have no choice” he shared while explaining his take on fatherhood.

When the interviewer asked about his six children, he corrected, “Seven, actually!

I just had a baby,” he revealed. However, he did not reveal indulge in much detail about his newest family member or about his partner.

The Academy Award winner is blessed with six children. The actor and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, are parents to daughter Drena, 51, and son Raphael, 46.

In 1995, he welcomed twin sons Julian and Aaron, 27, with his former girlfriend, model and actress Toukie Smith.

De Niro also shares son Elliot, 24, and daughter Helen Grace, 11, with his ex-wife, Grace Hightower, reported People.

The Godfather actor is also a grandfather. He said that the best part of being a parent or grandparent can do is push their kids to reach for their dreams.

“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,’ ” De Niro told People in January 2020. “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.”