Robert De Niro New Baby, According to Robert De Niro, His Daughter Gia Looks Like Him when He Was a Baby.

Robert De Niro, 80, recently welcomed his seventh child, Gia, with girlfriend Tiffany Chen last April. In a recent appearance on the Third Hour of Today, De Niro shared his insights on fatherhood with hosts Craig Melvin, Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, and Dylan Dreyer, all parents themselves. He discussed both his professional and personal endeavors, including his experiences at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.

When asked about his one-year-old daughter Gia, De Niro expressed his feelings succinctly: “I always say it’s pure joy. That’s it.” His response reflects the uncomplicated happiness he feels with his youngest child. When asked to rate his skills as a dad, he humorously responded, “I’m okay!” This light-heartedness continued as he reflected on how he has changed as a father over the years.

De Niro noted the differences in parenting between his older children and Gia, saying, “I mean, nothing is perfect in life, as we all know. And my older kids… as they get older, you know, they’re more critical. When they’re young, like the baby, that’s pure joy, period. So I’m enjoying that.”

Growing Family

The two-time Oscar winner has a large family. He is a father to six other children from three different relationships. His oldest child, Raphael, is now 47 years old, and he also adopted Drena, 56, from his first marriage to Diahne Abbott. With model ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith, he welcomed twin sons Julian and Aaron, now 28, via surrogacy in 1995. De Niro then married Grace Hightower, with whom he has a son, Eliot, 26, and a daughter, Helen Grace, 12. His youngest daughter, Gia, was born to his current girlfriend Tiffany Chen, a martial arts instructor.

Challenges Faced

Last July, Tiffany Chen shared her postpartum challenges in an interview with Gayle King on CBS. She revealed that she had been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, a neurological condition causing facial paralysis. Tiffany described the onset of her symptoms: “It was like everything was starting to just fall down on itself. Like, my face was melting on itself. And then a week after giving birth, that was when it all hit.”

Bell’s palsy occurs when one of the nerves controlling facial muscles stops working properly or is injured, leading to paralysis on one side or parts of the face. Tiffany detailed her condition: “It was like everything was starting to just fall down on itself. Like, my face was melting on itself. And then a week after giving birth, that was when it all hit.”

Supportive Partner

Throughout her ordeal, Tiffany spoke highly of De Niro’s support. She described how he constantly reassured her, saying, “He tried to say that he didn’t see any difference, he didn’t see any change. He was like, ‘No. … You look fine.’ He’s like, ‘Maybe you look a little stern.’” Despite her visible symptoms, De Niro’s compassion and encouragement were unwavering.

“He was very strong, very supportive,” Tiffany shared, despite her face sagging to the point where it was difficult for her to speak. “I got to a point where it was just hanging and I’d have to hold it up,” she explained. “And to talk, I’d have to hold my chin and I’d have to manipulate my lower lip to make certain sounds. I couldn’t say ‘Bob.’”

Moving Forward

Despite the challenges, both De Niro and Tiffany are moving forward positively. The couple, reportedly together since 2021, continues to share their lives while navigating both the joys and difficulties of parenthood. De Niro’s presence at events like the Tribeca Film Festival, where he remains actively involved, highlights his ongoing commitment to his career and personal life.

Their daughter Gia, now a year old, brings a new dimension of happiness to their lives. The joy she brings, as De Niro described, is a simple yet profound experience that continues to enrich his life. As he balances his roles as an actor, festival founder, and father, De Niro’s journey is a testament to his resilience and dedication.

Devoted Father

In summary, Robert De Niro’s experience as a father once again at 80, alongside his support for Tiffany during her health struggles, paints a picture of a devoted and loving family. As they continue to navigate their path together, the joy and challenges they face only strengthen their bond. De Niro’s commitment to his family and career exemplifies the balance and dedication he brings to all aspects of his life.

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