Actor Robert De Niro and his girlfriend, Tiffany Chen, made their first public appearance since the birth of their daughter last month. The couple attended the Vanity Fair x Prada Party at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival in Cap d’Antibes, France. Both dressed to the nines, Robert looked every bit the Hollywood icon in a sleek suit while Tiffany was the picture of elegance in a black dress, matching jacket, and dark glasses.
In a phone interview with Gayle King, the host of CBS Morning, the Academy Award-winning actor revealed that they named their daughter Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro. Born on April 6, the little one weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. “This baby is planned,” the proud father confirmed, adding that they were thrilled about the new addition to their family. “She was brought here by love,” he told Gayle during their phone call.
News of the baby’s arrival initially surprised fans when the Heat star unexpectedly announced he had “just had a baby” during an ET Canada interview. This was after Tiffany, who is believed to be 45, was spotted with a baby bump in March. Despite the surprise from fans, Robert told Page Six: “How could you not plan that kind of thing?”
Robert De Niro Expresses Contentment About Fatherhood
The couple first appeared together in public in July 2021 and are believed to have met while working on the film The Intern in 2015. The film starred Robert and Anne Hathaway, with Tiffany appearing in a small role as a Tai Chi instructor. The couple was last seen together enjoying a vacation in the South of France in August 2021. They were also photographed together in New York in June and were spotted at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa in July.
Robert De Niro shares six other children with various partners, including Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46, with his ex-wife, Diahnne Abbott, Elliot, 25, and Helen, 11, with ex-wife Grace Hightower, and twins Aaron and Julian, 27, with former girlfriend Toukie Smith.
The veteran actor had a turbulent divorce with his ex-wife Grace Hightower, which ended in April 2022, with a judge ruling that Hightower, 66, should receive $1 million annually and the couple splitting the proceeds from the sale of their $20 million home.
Although Robert De Niro has experienced fatherhood before, he expressed contentment about it again, saying: “I’m ok with it,” and adding: “I’m good with it.” However, when asked if parenting ever gets easier, the Taxi Driver actor replied with a quip: “Never gets easier.”
Actor Robert De Niro and his girlfriend Tiffany Chen attended the Vanity Fair x Prada Party at the Cannes Film Festival, marking their first public appearance since the birth of their daughter, Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro. The couple expressed their excitement about the new addition to their family, with Robert stating that the baby was planned and brought into the world by love. The veteran actor, who shares six other children with various partners, expressed contentment about fatherhood again, despite his previous divorce and custody battles.