Officially, seven children call Robert De Niro their father.
During an interview with ET Canada, the 79-year-old Oscar winner revealed that he had seven kids. He also discussed parenting and his most recent film, About My Father, in the conversation.
You cannot avoid it when you have children. It annoys me to have to enforce the law and other rules. Nevertheless, there are times when you are powerless, he continued.
“I think every parent would concur with this assertion. Even though you always want to act in the children’s best interests and give them the benefit of the doubt, you occasionally can’t. ”.
Without mentioning the baby’s name or the partner with whom he welcomed child No., he merely said, “I just had a baby.”. 7 with.
The Oscar winner’s six kids were the result of previous relationships. Son Raphael, 46, and daughter Drena, 51, are De Niro’s kids from his first marriage to Diahnne Abbott. He and his ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith had twin sons in 1995 who are now 27 years old. Julian and Aaron. De Niro shares two other children with his ex-wife Grace Hightower: Helen Grace, 11, and Elliot, 24.
De Niro, who is now a grandfather, has said that the best thing a parent or grandparent can do is to encourage kids to follow their dreams.
“I always tell my children, ‘It’s okay if you want to be an actress or do this or that as long as you’re happy. Just be careful not to sell yourself too short. In January 2020, claims De Niro. “I could only give you one piece of advice: try harder to achieve your goals. Put more effort into it. Don’t be afraid.
It’s critical that they find their lane, the actor said. ”.