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Robert De Niro, 79, becomes a father for the 7th time


Robert De Niro has welcomed another baby. The 79-year-old is now a father of seven children.

A De Niro representative confirmed the birth to The Associated Press on Tuesday, but said no other details were expected.

At a movie premiere Tuesday night, De Niro told The Associated Press that he was becoming a father again: “It’s always good and mysterious and you don’t know what the hell is going to happen.”

The Oscar winner is also a parent to Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46, from his first marriage; and twins, Julian and Aaron, 27; Eliot, 24; and Helen Grace, 11, from his second marriage.

De Niro is currently promoting the new comedy “About My Father,” which premieres May 26.

De Niro is a two-time Oscar winner for his supporting role in “The Godfather: Part II” and best actor in “Raging Bull.” In 2011, he was also honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globes for his impact on the entertainment world and five years later received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

___ Associated Press Writer John Carucci contributed to this report.

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