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Robert De Niro’s youngsters: Meet his 7 kids and their moms

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Robert De Niro might have performed many iconic elements over time, however the Oscar-winning actor’s most vital position is as a father.

The actor shares seven kids with 4 completely different girls — two every with Diahnne Abbott, Toukie Smith and Grace Hightower, in addition to one he’s believed to have welcomed with Tiffany Chen.

The “Taxi Driver” star advised ET Canada in Could 2023 that he has to journey the road between being “loving” and “stern” whereas elevating his brood.

Robert De Niro poses in suit
The actor’s kids span 50 years.
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“There’s no approach round it with youngsters,” the Emmy winner defined. “I don’t prefer to have to put down the regulation and stuff like that. However, [sometimes] you simply haven’t any selection.

“Any mother or father, I believe, would say the identical factor,” he continued. “You all the time need to do the best factor by the kids and provides them the advantage of the doubt however typically you may’t.”

Preserve scrolling to see how De Niro’s household has grown between 1976 to 2023.

Drena De Niro

Drena De Niro poses in dress on red carpet
The Oscar winner adopted Drena De Niro in 1976.
Diahnne Abbott poses with daughter Drena and son Raphael
Robert’s ex-wife Diahnne Abbott welcomed Drena in a earlier relationship.
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Suited Robert De Niro poses with daughter Drena in dress
She has labored as a mannequin, actress, DJ and producer over time.

When Robert and Abott tied the knot in April 1976, the “Soiled Grandpa” star adopted the actress’ daughter, Drena, from a earlier relationship. The toddler, who was born in 1971, took her then-stepdad’s surname on the time.

Not solely has she adopted in Robert’s appearing footsteps over time – with motion pictures like “Nice Expectations” and “Pleasure” – however she has additionally labored as a mannequin and a DJ. Moreover, she created the manufacturing firm Daredevil Movies and Tv.

Drena made Robert a grandfather in 2003 when she and then-boyfriend Carlos Rodriguez welcomed son Leandro.

Raphael De Niro

Drena De Niro poses with Raphael De Niro
The previous couple’s son, Rafael (pictured above with Drena), works in actual property.
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Robert and Abbott welcomed their son, Raphael, in November 1976, seven months after their wedding ceremony.

Whereas the actual property agent dealer didn’t pursue a profession in Hollywood, he has helped many A-listers discover houses throughout his time at Douglas Elliman.

Raphael married fellow dealer Claudine De Matos in 2008, they usually separated in 2015 after welcoming three kids. By the point their divorce was finalized in January 2020, Raphael had moved on with stylist Hannah Carnes, whom he’s now married to.

Aaron Kendrick De Niro

Robert De Niro's twins Aaron and Julian pose with friend
De Niro shares twin sons Aaron and Julian with Toukie Smith.
Toukie Smith smiles with Robert De Niro
The previous couple had been an merchandise from 1988 to 1996.
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Robert divorced Abbott in 1988, transferring on with actress Toukie Smith that very same 12 months.

Earlier than their 1996 cut up, the previous couple welcomed twin sons Aaron and Julian in October 1995.

Aaron has remained out of the highlight, not like his brother.

Julian Henry De Niro

Robert De Niro's son Julian poses in black turtleneck
Julian has adopted his dad and mom’ appearing footsteps, not like brother Aaron.

Julian has taken a web page from his dad and mom’ e-book and tried his hand at appearing — along with finding out science and math at New York College.

He made his movie debut within the 2016 film “In Doubtful Battle,” alongside James Franco, Selena Gomez and extra stars.

As for the silver display, Julian performed a younger Barack Obama in Showtime’s “First Girl” in 2022.

Elliot De Niro

Grace Hightower and Robert De Niro pose with his sons Aaron, Julian and Elliot
De Niro and Grace Hightower’s son, Elliot, has autism.
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In June 1997, Robert married Grace Hightower. Their son, Elliot, was born in March of the next 12 months.

The Golden Globe winner shared Elliot’s autism analysis in 2016. Whereas Robert has clarified that he’s not “anti-vaccine,” he stated in 2017 that “one thing shouldn’t be proper” with the method.

As for Elliot, he’s finest identified for his accomplishments as a tennis participant within the Particular Olympics.

Helen Grace De Niro

Grace Hightower and Robert De Niro pose with daughter Helen
A surrogate gave delivery to the previous couple’s daughter, Helen, in 2011.

Robert and Hightower’s second baby, daughter Helen, was born through surrogate in December 2011.

The previous couple, who’ve stored their youngest baby out of the highlight, referred to as it quits in 2018 after greater than 20 years collectively.

“We’re coming into a interval of transition in our relationship which is a tough however constructive course of,” De Niro wrote in a press release on the time. “I honor Grace as a beautiful mom and ask for privateness … as we proceed to develop our roles as companions in parenting.”

Child No. 7

Robert De Niro out with pregnant Tiffany Chen
Tiffany Chen confirmed her child bump in 2023, shortly earlier than De Niro’s seventh child arrived.

Robert made headlines in Could 2023 when he corrected an ET Canada reporter saying he had six youngsters, clarifying that he “simply had a child” and was a father of seven.

Whereas the “Intern” star didn’t affirm Tiffany Chen’s maternity on the time, he has been linked to martial arts teacher Tiffany Chen since 2021.

Chen debuted her child bump one month prior whereas out to dinner with Robert.

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