Who is Tiffany Chen, Robert De Niro's girlfriend, and mother of his 7th child?

May 11, 2023 05:20 PM IST

Robert De Niro welcomed his seventh child, but the identity of the mother was a mystery until it was revealed to be his girlfriend and co-star Tiffany Chen.

The world was abuzz with curiosity when it was announced that Robert De Niro had become a father for the seventh time. However, the identity of the mother remained shrouded in mystery. Eventually, it was revealed that the mother of the newborn was Tiffany Chen, De Niro's girlfriend and martial arts instructor. The couple met while working on the film "The Intern" together, and rumors of their relationship began to swirl after they were spotted together on a romantic vacation in the south of France in 2021.

Robert De Niro attends the "About My Father" premiere at the SVA Theater on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Robert De Niro attends the "About My Father" premiere at the SVA Theater on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in New York. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

According to an anonymous source quoted by People on May 10, 2023, the couple currently resides in Los Angeles. De Niro is said to have a busy work schedule, but he still manages to make time for his family. He recently wrapped up filming for "Wise Guys," a project that he approached with his usual level of dedication and skill. The insider revealed that Tiffany was very supportive and even visited the set a few times: "He seemed excited to have her around."

At the premiere of his latest film "About My Father" on May 9, 2023, De Niro's co-star Kim Cattrall may have confirmed their relationship when asked about the new baby. "God bless him. His significant other, Tiffany, is such a beautiful woman," Cattrall told Extra!. "I'm happy for both of them."

Robert De Niro's romantic history is a tapestry of twists and turns. The legendary actor has walked down the aisle twice, both times to women who are also in the entertainment industry. His first marriage was to the talented actress Diahnne Abbot, and together they have a son named Raphael and a daughter named Drena De Niro. Unfortunately, the union came to an end in 1988, and De Niro moved on to date model Toukie Smith.

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In 1997, De Niro exchanged vows with actress Grace Hightower, and the following year they were blessed with a son named Elliot. Despite announcing their split in 1999, the couple never made their divorce official. In 2004, they decided to give their love another chance and renewed their vows. Later in 2011, they welcomed a daughter into their family. However, their love story came to a close when they publicly announced their separation in 2018.

With the birth of his seventh child, Robert De Niro was asked at the premiere of his latest film "About My Father" if he was taken aback. However, the veteran actor remained nonchalant and replied that the pregnancy was "planned," emphasizing, "How could you not plan that kind of thing?" While De Niro didn't reveal who the mother was, footage captured by X17Online in late March 2023 showed Tiffany Chen sporting a noticeable baby bump. In an interview with Extra, De Niro shared his thoughts on becoming a father again, saying, "I'm okay with it. I'm good with it," but he also admitted that it's never an easy feat.

Shawn Levy, author of 2014's "De Niro: A Life," expressed surprise at the news of De Niro's new child. "My jaw dropped when I heard he had another child," Levy told Page Six. "I mean, he's going to be 102 when the kid graduates from college. I think it's crazy. At the same time, I have to say he is absolutely a great dad. In fact, one of the signature accomplishments of his life is keeping his kids and ex-partners close."

Robert De Niro has had a long and illustrious career in the entertainment industry. He started acting at a young age and gained critical acclaim for his breakout role in "Mean Streets" in 1973. His portrayal of John "Johnny Boy" Civello was lauded by critics and audiences alike, and it marked the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with director Martin Scorsese.

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