Robert De Niro recently welcomed his seventh baby at 79 years old.
The actor opened up to Access Hollywood at the premiere of his latest movie, About My Father. He talked about being a father of seven and shared some fatherly wisdom.
He told the outlet, “Sometimes I don’t think people really know what being a good father is, you know you have a responsibility, but it’s a mystery, it’s a lot of excitement but scary and you do your best.”
During an interview with ET Canada’s Brittnee Blair, the actor said about being a dad, “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 [sometimes] you just have no choice. And any parent, I think, would say the same thing. You always want to do the right thing by the children and give them the benefit of the doubt but sometimes you can’t.”
He also corrected the interviewer when she asked about his six children. He clarified, “Seven, actually.”
“I just had a baby,” he added.
Though he didn’t go into the details of his new baby, his About My Father costar, Kim Cattrall, confirmed he welcomed his seventh child with rumored girlfriend Tiffany Chen.
Cattrall told Extra, “God bless him, his significant other. Tiffany is such a beautiful woman. She came to the set once with her family and watched filming, and she was gorgeous and sweet. I’m happy for both of them.”
Another costar, Sebastian Maniscalco also told the outlet, “I was informed today that he had the baby. I didn’t know leading up to this that he was going to have a baby but … God bless him. He’s a very soft-spoken individual, loves to spend time with his family and I’m happy for him.”
De Niro and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott share two children, daughter Drena, 51, and son Raphael, 56. Then, he welcomed twin sons in 1995 with his ex-girlfriend, Toukie Smith. The twins Julian and Aaron are 27. He also has two children with Grace Hightower, son Elliot, 24, and daughter, Helen, 11.