Robert De Niro: Who are his seven children?

The 79-year-old Meet The Parents star has just confirmed he has had a seventh baby.

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Robert De Niro has fathered a baby at the age of 79. (AP)

Robert De Niro has just confirmed he has just become a father of seven at the age of 79.

The Meet The Parents star corrected a journalist during an interview with ET Canada who asked him about being father to six children.

De Niro told her: "Seven actually. I just had a baby."

The Oscar-winning actor will be 90 when his new child starts high school. The Dirty Grandpa star has four grandchildren, the eldest of which was born in 2005.

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De Niro had his first child in 1976 and is now a father to a total of seven kids with four different women.

Let's meet the mothers of The Godfather Part II star's offspring.

Tiffany Chen: Gia Virginia

Tiffany Chen, pictured in 2014, is believed to be the mother of Robert De Niro's seventh child. (Getty Images)
Tiffany Chen, pictured in 2014, is believed to be the mother of Robert De Niro's seventh child. (Getty Images)

Martial arts trainer Tiffany Chen worked with De Niro during 2015 movie The Intern when she taught him and co-star Anne Hathaway Tai Chi in a park.

They were first rumoured to be a couple in July 2022 when they were pictured holding hands. In March 2023, De Niro was photographed supporting a pregnant Chen as they left a restaurant in Santa Monica.

A representative for De Niro has confirmed he is now a father of seven, and welcomed Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro in early April.

Grace Hightower: Elliot & Helen

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower De Niro attends 2018 Tribeca Film Festival closing night screening of
Robert De Niro and ex-wife Grace Hightower together in 2018. (Getty Images)

The Raging Bull star married second wife Grace Hightower, 68, in 1997. The Mississippi-born air hostess is thought to have met the actor while working at Chinese restaurant and celebrity hangout Mr Chow.

The couple welcomed son Elliot in 1998 and split in 1999.

But they rekindled their relationship and renewed their vows in 2004, before welcoming daughter Helen, 11, via a surrogate in 2011.

Robert De Niro and son, Elliot, on Sliding Pond in Central Park, NYC (Photo by Lawrence Schwartzwald/Sygma via Getty Images)
Robert De Niro plays with son Elliot in New York's Central Park. (Getty Images)

In 2016 De Niro revealed that Elliot, now 25, has autism and sparked controversy when he spoke out at the Tribeca film festival about conspiracy theories linking childhood vaccinations to autism.

Elliot is a big fan of tennis and in 2019 featured in ESPN's Special Olympics.

De Niro said: "Finding things for kids to do is a hard part of the whole situation with parents of kids with special needs. [Playing tennis] helps him. He is more confident when he sees that he is actually good at this. That’s the best self-motivator anyone can have.”

Robert De Niro, daughter Helen Grace,  as
Robert De Niro, daughter Helen Grace, and ex-wife Grace Hightower pose backstage with Broadway star Chilina Kennedy at the hit Carole King musical Beautiful in 2015. (Getty Images)

De Niro and Hightower finally separated for good in 2018 after over 20 years of marriage. During their divorce settlement the actor's lawyer claimed Hightower had an expensive lifestyle that forced De Niro — who has appeared in over 100 films — to take on more work than he would have liked to.

Following the split he said, "I honour Grace as a wonderful mother."

Toukie Smith: Julian and Aaron

Robert De Niro and Toukie Smith circa 1990 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Robert De Niro and model Toukie Smith have twin sons. (Getty Images)

The Taxi Driver star was in a relationship with model Toukie Smith, 70, between 1988 and 1996. They have twin sons Julian and Aaron conceived through IVF and born via a surrogate in 1995.

While Aaron, 27, has stayed out of the limelight, his twin Julian has followed in their father's footsteps and become an actor.

E 341181 01: Tookie Smith and her twin boys Aaron and Julian, sons of Robert DeNiro, NYC, New York, November 6, 1998. (Photo by Mario Magnani / Liaison Agency)
Robert De Niro's sons Aaron and Julian in New York in 1998. (Getty Images)

Julian De Niro appeared alongside Selena Gomez and James Franco in costume drama In Dubious Battle in 2016 and played a young Barack Obama in Showtime TV series The First Lady.

Di Niro has said of his children becoming actors themselves: "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.’

Julian De Niro attends
Julian De Niro is an actor like his father. (Getty Images)

"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. It’s important for them to find their own lane.”

Diahnne Abbott: Raphael & Drena

Diahnne Abbott (left) with Robert De Niro in 1977. (Alamy)

De Niro married actor Diahnne Abbott, 78, in 1976. She had a supporting role in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, in which he starred. Abbott also played De Niro's love interest in Scorsese's 1983 film, The King of Comedy.

The couple are parents to 46-year-old estate agent son Raphael. As a child Raphael also followed his parents into acting and had a role in Raging Bull alongside his dad.

Drena De Niro, Claudine DeMatos and Raphael De Niro attend VANITY FAIR TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Opening Night Dinner Hosted by ROBERT DE NIRO, GRAYDON CARTER and RONALD PERELMAN at The State Supreme Courthouse on April 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by PATRICK MCMULLAN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Drena De Niro and Raphael De Niro pictured with Claudine DeMatos, centre, in 2010. (Getty Images)

During their marriage De Niro adopted Abbott's daughter Drena, 51, and she also took the surname De Niro.

De Niro spoke to Jimmy Fallon in 2020 amid the height of the Black Lives Matter movement about the concerns he had for his children growing up as biracial.

He said: "My children are all half black and I don't have, even me, I take certain things for granted. When people say that they tell their kids, 'Keep your hands [out] when you're stopped by any cops, keep your hands on the steering wheel, don't make a sudden move, don't put your hands below, don't do this,' you understand that.

"That's scary. That has to change."

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