Robert De Niro shares first photo of seventh child and reveals name

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Robert De Niro has unveiled the first image of his seventh child just days after announcing the baby’s birth.

The Taxi Driver actor recently revealed he’d welcomed a baby girl with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen.

Revealing more details about the newest addition to his family, De Niro shared a photo of his new daughter with CBS Mornings’ Gyle King.

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Detailing a recent discussion she’d had with De Niro, King said of the actor and his partner: "They both wanted this baby. They are over the moon."

The presenter went on to reveal the baby girl has been named Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro and was born on April 6, weighing 8lb, 6oz.

This comes just days after the two-time Oscar winner casually confirmed he'd recently become a dad again, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada.

"I just had a baby," De Niro said, correcting the interviewer after she'd said he has six kids.

A representative for De Niro confirmed the news to ET Canada.

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De Niro also spoke about his parenting style, revealing he's not necessarily a "cool 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," De Niro said.

"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."

The legendary actor had his first child, a son named Raphael, with ex-wife Diahnne Abbott in the 1970s. He also adopted her daughter Drena De Niro.

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Following his divorce from Diahnne in 1988, De Niro had twins with partner Toukie Smith in 1995 and then had two more children with second wife Grace Hightower in 1998 and 2011. De Niro and Hightower split in 2018.

De Niro's eldest son, Raphael, acted with him in the classic films Raging Bull and Awakenings before changing careers to become a celebrity real estate agent.

De Niro is currently promoting the family comedy About My Father, in which he plays a fictional version of comedian Sebastian Maniscalco's father.

The 79-year-old is also set to have a dual role as gangsters Vito Genovese and Frank Costello in Wise Guys, also starring Will & Grace's Debra Messing and Power's Kathrine Narducci.

Wise Guys is set to release in February 2024.

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