Robert De Niro, 79, says his older kids have not met his and Tiffany Chen’s new baby yet


Ahead of Father’s Day, Robert De Niro discussed his children with People at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Saturday.

The 79-year-old actor attended a screening for his 1993 movie A Bronx Tale and told the outlet that his six older children haven’t met his 2-month-old daughter Gia Virginia yet.

He shares the newborn baby girl with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen, to whom he’s been linked since summer 2021.

When asked if his kids — Drena, 51, Raphael, 46, twins Julian and Aaron, 27, Elliot, 24, and Helen, 11 — have met the child, De Niro said, ‘Not yet, but they will.’

And for the upcoming holiday, the Goodfellas star said he is ‘just gonna spend it with the kids and all that.’

Candid: Ahead of Father's Day, Robert De Niro discussed his children with People at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday

Candid: Ahead of Father’s Day, Robert De Niro discussed his children with People at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday

New parents: Robert shares the newborn baby girl with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen, to whom he's been linked since summer 2021; pictured June 7

New parents: Robert shares the newborn baby girl with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen, to whom he’s been linked since summer 2021; pictured June 7

Chazz Palminteri, De Niro’s former co-star, gushed to the outlet: ‘Oh, I saw the baby. Beautiful baby.’

And his other former co-star Katharine Narducci noted that even though she hasn’t met his newest addition, De Niro is ‘an unbelievable father’ and ‘a wonderful person.’

She explained, ‘I’ve seen him around his kids, and I know his daughter Drena, and they have a beautiful relationship.’

‘And I think he’s a great guy, you know, a great dad, a great person — a great human being,’ the actress added.

It comes after the longtime entertainer shared a glimpse of his seventh child during an appearance on CBS Mornings in May.

Gia was welcomed by her parents on April 6 and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces.

The actor’s first two children came from his marriage to Diahnne Abbott. He went on to welcome twins with girlfriend Toukie Smith.

Elliot and Helen are shared with ex-wife Grace Hightower – the two married in 1997 and separated in 2018. 

Event: The 79-year-old actor attended a screening for his 1993 movie A Bronx Tale and told the outlet that his six older children haven't met his 2-month-old daughter yet

Event: The 79-year-old actor attended a screening for his 1993 movie A Bronx Tale and told the outlet that his six older children haven’t met his 2-month-old daughter yet

Chat: The Hollywood fixture spoke to a reporter at the star-studded screening on Saturday

Chat: The Hollywood fixture spoke to a reporter at the star-studded screening on Saturday

On the Today show to promote the Tribeca Festival, he opened up about his newborn daughter and mentioned his close pal, Al Pacino.

‘Listen, Al Pacino just had a baby, I was told yesterday morning, and he’s a few years older than me. God bless him, very happy for him,’ he said.

Robert also gushed about raising a newborn once again, stating, ‘It feels great.’

In regards to how he has changed as a father, the star told host Hoda Kotb, ‘I have certain awareness — when you’re older you have awareness of certain things in life, dynamics, everything, family dynamics.’

The Goodfellas actor added, ‘You can’t avoid learning certain things and how you can deal with those and manage them and this and that, the usual. 

‘It’s amazing, but I’m very happy about it.’

Shortly after the news of his new family addition came to light, the actor told Page Six that welcoming his seventh child was ‘planned’ and questioned ‘How you could not plan that kind of thing?’

His eldest daughter: Robert has two kids - Drena, 51 (pictured with Robert in 2022), and Raphael, 46 - with his ex wife Diahnne Abbott

His eldest son: Here he is seen with Raphael De Niro in New York in 2013

His eldest daughter: Robert has two kids – Drena, 51 (pictured with Robert in 2022), and Raphael, 46 – with his ex wife Diahnne Abbott

With Julian: Julian is seen far left with John David Washington, Danielle Brooks, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert in November 2022 in New York City

With Julian: Julian is seen far left with John David Washington, Danielle Brooks, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert in November 2022 in New York City

His girl: De Niro with daughter Helen Grace out for ice cream with their puppies in New York in April 2019

His girl: De Niro with daughter Helen Grace out for ice cream with their puppies in New York in April 2019

His son Elliot: De Niro with his son Elliot, who is now 24, in 2011 in France

His son Elliot: De Niro with his son Elliot, who is now 24, in 2011 in France

Robert both starred in and directed A Bronx Tale, which marks its 30th anniversary this year.

Prior to the screening he opened up about it to Extra as he said, ‘I am really looking forward to it, especially at the Beacon Theater… the audience… can’t wait.’

Last month he attended the 76th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Martin Scorsese’s crime drama Killers Of The Flower Moon, which he stars in.

The film, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Brendan Fraser and Jesse Plemons, received a nine-minute standing ovation following the screening.



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