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Robert De Niro: An 80-Year-Old Dad

At 80 years old, Robert De Niro never ceases to impress us in addition to his prodigious filmography

The famous American actor Robert De Niro, who recently became a father for the seventh time, has opened up about this unique experience. At 80 years old, the actor from Once Upon a Time in America joyfully welcomed his daughter Gia, born from his union with producer Tiffany Chen.

In a recent interview with AARP, an association dedicated to retired people, De Niro spoke with emotion. "Everything that worries me disappears when I look at her," he confessed, highlighting the happiness and serenity his daughter brings him. These feelings remind him of those he had for his daughter Helen, a sweetness that transported him.

The actor, who will celebrate his 81st birthday in August 2024, expresses his desire to "stay close to her as long as possible" to enjoy every moment. This statement comes after the tragic death of his grandson Leandro De Niro Rodriguez in July 2023.

De Niro, an iconic figure in cinema, has had a rich and varied family life. He has been married twice and is the father of six other children from these unions. As for his career, the actor continues to shine with a recent nomination at the 2024 Oscars for his role in Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese.

By sharing his emotions, Robert De Niro addresses the challenges and joys of parenthood at an advanced age.