(Los Angeles) American actor Robert de Niro, 79, revealed that he recently became a father for the seventh time.
During an interview with the television channel ET Canada broadcast on Monday, the winner of two Oscars corrected his interlocutor who was referring to his six children.
It’s “seven actually,” replied the actor. “I just had a baby,” he said, without giving any indication of the gender of this child or the identity of his mother.
His agent confirmed the news to AFP.
Robert de Niro had two children with his first wife Diahnne Abbott, who starred alongside him in Taxi Driverand two with actress and singer Grace Hightower from whom he has been separated since 2018.
He also had twins with model Toukie Smith, with whom he had a relationship in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The actor is currently promoting his latest comedy, My dad and mewhich is due to hit theaters in the United States on May 26.
Regularly referred to as one of the greatest actors of his generation, Robert de Niro won two Oscars before his 40th birthday: that of best supporting role in 1974 in The Godfather, 2e part and that of the best actor in 1981 thanks to his interpretation of the boxer Jake LaMotta in raging bull.