Officially, Robert De Niro is a father to seven children.
The 79-year-old Oscar winner disclosed that he has had seven children during an interview with ET Canada in which he also talked about parenting and his most recent movie, About My Father.
With kids, there really is no getting around it. I dislike having to enforce the law and other such things. But occasionally, you really don’t have a choice,” he said. “I believe that every parent would agree with this statement. Even while you always want to act in the best interests of the kids and give them the benefit of the doubt, you sometimes can’t.
De Niro rectified himself when the journalist inquired about his six children by saying, “Seven, actually.”
He said, “I just had a baby,” without elaborating on the new member of the family or the partner he welcomed child No. 7 with.
Six of the Oscar winner’s children were born through prior partnerships. The children of De Niro and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, are son Raphael, 46, and daughter Drena, 51. Julian and Aaron, twin sons who are now 27 years old, were born to him and his ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith in 1995. With his ex-wife Grace Hightower, De Niro also has a son named Elliot, 24, and a daughter named Helen Grace, 11.