Meet Robert De Niro’s SEVEN Children: Inside the Star’s Booming Brood – NewsFinale


Robert De Niro announced this week that he welcomed his seventh child, but how much do you know about his other children?

An ET Canada reporter asked the 79-year-old Godfather actor what it was like to be the father of six children.

She then revealed that she was actually seven, as she had, in fact, “just had a baby.”

De Niro did not share the young man’s name or gender, nor did he share reveal the identity of the mother of his baby.

Robert De Niro announced earlier this week that he welcomed his seventh child, but how much did you know about his other children?

The Oscar winner was last linked to martial arts instructor Tiffany Chen and in March of this year she turned up pregnant while leaving Giorgio Baldi’s in Santa Monica, California.

However, the Oscar winner was last linked to martial arts instructor Tiffany Chen.

The couple was photographed holding hands in July 2022 and in March of this year appeared pregnant while leaving Giorgio Baldi’s in Santa Monica, California.

De Niro’s rep confirmed to DailyMail.com that he made no mistake and that he does, in fact, have seven children.

Here, FEMAIL takes a look at the actor’s six other children he shares with three different women.

Drena de Niro, 51 years old

Drena was adopted by De Niro and took his last name after the actor married his mother, Diahnne Abbott, in 1976.

He had a relatively transient lifestyle thanks to his father’s vibrant career, dividing his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and Italy.

The now 51-year-old dropped out of school and decided to explore the arts, turning her hand to a host of careers including modeling, DJing and fashion consulting.

She eventually decided to follow in De Niro’s footsteps and soon found her footing as an actress and filmmaker.

Drena De Niro is the daughter of Diahnne Abbott and De Niro’s adopted daughter after the couple married in 1976 (pictured together in New York in 1977)

Drina, who currently lives in New York, has since turned her attention to directing and also describes herself as having trained in Muay Thai and martial arts.

Her first role was in Allison Anders’ Grace of My Heart in 1996 and she went on to star in several of her father’s films, including 1999’s On The Run, 2002’s City By The Sea, and 2002’s Showtime.

De Niro split from Drina’s mother in 1988, but the Hollywood star remained in his life nonetheless.

He made De Niro a grandfather in 2003 when he welcomed his son Leandro with then-boyfriend Carlos Rodríguez.

Drina, who currently lives in New York, has since turned her attention to directing and also describes herself as having trained in Muay Thai and martial arts.

Raphael de Niro, 46

Raphael, 46, who is the eldest child of acting legend and ex-wife Diahnne Abbott, was born seven months after the couple tied the knot.

Growing up, he showed a great entrepreneurial spirit, working in various summer jobs, including at a Persian rug shop, as a doorman, and as a busboy at his father’s Nobu restaurant.

Raphael, whose parents divorced when he was just a tween, he then attended New York University but did not finish graduating.

Early signs suggested that he would follow in his father’s footsteps as an actor after making a handful of screen appearances, but he ultimately decided to break with family tradition.

Raphael initially followed in his father’s footsteps as an actor after making a handful of screen appearances, but ultimately decided to break with family tradition.

Raphael is the eldest son of acting legend and ex-wife Diahnne Abbott (pictured together in 1977) and was born seven months after the couple married.

Instead, he found his footing as a real estate broker in New York and worked his way up in the real estate industry: eventually founding his own team under the real estate umbrella of Douglas Elliman in 2004.

The De Niro group soon became the company’s highest-earning team, generating an average of more than $250 million in annual sales to the company, and counts famous faces like Renee Zellweger and Kelly Ripa among its client base.

Raphael married fellow runner Claudine De Matos in a ceremony in the Bahamas in 2008 and the couple welcomed three children before going their separate ways.

The couple finalized their divorce in January 2020, and Raphael remarried during the pandemic, this time marrying stylist Hannah Carnes.

Aaron Kendrick De Niro, 27

De Niro divorced Abbott in 1988 before finding romance with former actress and model Toukie Smith that same year.

He and Smith welcomed Aaron, along with his twin brother Julian, in 1995.

Aaron has largely avoided the spotlight, and very little is known about him as a result.

He also does not appear to have any public profiles on social media.

De Niro divorced Abbott in 1988 before finding romance with former actress and model Toukie Smith (pictured together)

Aaron (pictured left) has largely avoided the limelight, but over the years, De Niro has been vocal about raising biracial kids.

De Niro has previously spoken candidly about raising biracial children.

Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Hollywood alumnus said: ‘My kids are all half black.

Even I take certain things for granted.

‘When people say they tell their children: “Keep your hands [out] when stopped by any policeman, keep your hands on the wheel, don’t make a sudden movement, don’t put your hands under it, don’t do this”, you get it.

Julian DeNiro, 27

Julian, who is Aaron’s twin brother, is also one of De Niro’s sons who has inherited acting genes.

She got her first big break in 2016 when she appeared in In Dubious Battle alongside a star-studded cast that included Selena Gomez and James Franco.

But his television debut took a little longer to come to fruition.

Julian took on the role of a young Barack Obama in the Showtime drama series The First Lady in 2022.

Julian, who is Aaron’s twin brother, is also one of De Niro’s sons who has inherited acting genes.

She got her first big break in 2016 when she appeared in In Dubious Battle alongside a star-studded cast that included Selena Gomez and James Franco.

And the rising star continues to bring her acting talents to the stage.

Julian, who studied computer science and mathematics at New York University, has also shown great adeptness with the written word.

In 2018, he even published a study, titled “What the World Wants,” in The Washington Post.

In it, the star explored the results of an in-depth analysis of Twitter, which he conducted with his professor and a classmate, to find out “what people were most craving in 2018.”

Elliott DeNiro, 25

Elliot is the actor’s first child with second wife, actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower.

In 2016, De Niro revealed that Elliot had autism but said that playing tennis was one of his passions.

He even appeared on ESPN’s Special Olympics: 50 Game Changers series, which honored the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics.

“Finding things for kids to do is a difficult part of the whole situation with parents of kids with special needs,” De Niro said in the episode.

Elliot is the actor’s first child with second wife, actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower.

De Niro and Hightower married in 1997, separated in 1999, then got back together, renewing their vows in 2004 before he filed for divorce in 2018.

‘[Playing tennis] it helps him. He is more confident when he sees that he is actually good at this.

‘That’s the best self-motivator anyone can have.’

De Niro and Hightower married in 1997, separated in 1999, then got back together, renewing their vows in 2004 before he filed for divorce in 2018.

The divorce has been highly contentious with the couple initially fighting over custody before the arguments turned to money and property.

Helen Grace DeNiro, 11

De Niro and Hightower welcomed daughter Helen Grace via surrogate in 2011.

The former couple have largely tried to shield the 11-year-old from the spotlight.

But she has been seen enjoying some father-daughter time on several occasions.

And the exes have apparently managed to put their differences aside to successfully co-parent.

De Niro and Hightower welcomed daughter Helen Grace via surrogate in 2011, and have largely tried to shield her from the spotlight.

In 2018, following the split, De Niro said, “I honor Grace as a wonderful mother.”

Speaking about his children growing up, De Niro previously told People: “There are great moments and moments of sadness.

Sometimes you are the last person they want to deal with.

“It’s like when you take your kids to school and they get older and don’t want to hold your hand or kiss you goodbye.”

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