Acclaimed actor Robert De Niroearlier this week they welcomed their seventh child. And now, he has shared the baby’s name and a photo of her with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King.
The actor and his partner Tiffany Chen welcomed the baby girl on April 6. Her name is Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro. She was born weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, De Niro told King.
King caught up with De Niro on Saturday to talk with him about his upcoming movie, “About My Father.”
“What didn’t come up during the interview was that De Niro, who is 79, has a newborn,” King said Thursday on “CBS Mornings.” “We were with him on Saturday, the news broke on Monday, so I called him yesterday and said, ‘Don’t you think, Mr. De Niro, that you might have mentioned in passing that you have this baby? ‘”
News of his son’s birth broke Monday when he was speaking to Entertainment Tonight Canada about the film. The reporter asked him about his six children and he replied: “Seven, actually.”
“I just had a baby,” De Niro told the outlet’s reporter.
He later told King that while he had considered breaking the news to him on Saturday, he didn’t want to take anything away from talks about his next film. King then asked if he would be willing to share the baby’s name and photo.
“They’re over the moon,” King said of De Niro and Chen, who had been planning to have a child.
De Niro has two children from his first marriage to Diahnne Abbott, Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46, and two children with ex-wife Grace Hightower, Elliot, 25, and Raphael, 11. Helena. He also has 27-year-old twin sons with his ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.
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