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Joel Leaver

Hollywood dads over 60: Stars becoming dads later in life as Robert De Niro welcomes baby

It's been announced that Robert De Niro recently welcomed his seventh child just months away from his 80th birthday, with the news shared by him this week.

The actor, 79, announced the arrival of his newborn baby in an interview to promote his upcoming film About My Father, when he was asked about having six children.

He however corrected the interviewer, saying: "Seven, actually." The Academy Award winner then confirmed that he had welcomed another child, saying: "I just had a baby".

Robert is rumoured to be dating martial arts instructor Tiffany Chen, according to PageSix. It remains unconfirmed whether she is the mother of his newborn baby though.

Robert De Niro announced recently that he's just welcomed his seventh child (NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Robert's eldest kids are Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46, whom she shares with his first wife Diahnne Abbott. He shares twins Julian and Aaron, 27, with his ex-partner Toukie Smith.

And the actor shares son Elliot, 25, and daughter Helen, 11, with Grace Hightower. The former couple got married in 1997 but reportedly became separated in around 2018.

Following his announcement to ET Canada, we've taken a look at some other celebrity fathers who have themselves welcomed children later in their lives just like Robert.

David Foster

David Foster's youngest child was born in 2021 (Getty Images North America)
The musician shares his two-year-old son with his wife Katharine McPhee (Getty Images)

David Foster, now 73, welcomed his sixth child in 2021 when he was 71. Him and wife Katharine McPhee, now 39, are parents to son, Rennie Foster, now two.

The composer and record producer told People earlier this year: "Even though I won't be around when he's 50 or 40 even, or 30 maybe. I think I can offer him wisdom from [my years] on the planet. And maybe that's not a bad trade-off."

David has five daughters from past relationships, including actor Sara Foster, 42. He's also a parent to Allison Foster, 52, Amy Foster, 49, Erin Foster, 40, and Jordan Foster, 36.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere has two young children from his third marriage (Getty Images)
The actor shares the children with his wife Alejandra Silva (Getty Images)

Richard Gere, 73, has two young children with his third wife Alejandra Silva, 40, whom he married in 2018. Their first child Alexander Gere, now four, was born in 2019.

The couple later welcomed expanded their family with the arrival of their second son James Gere, now two, in 2020. Richard was 70 when his youngest son James was born.

The actor - known for films like Pretty Woman and Chicago - shares his eldest child with his first wife Carey Lowell, 62. The former couple are parents to Homer Gere, 23.

George Lucas

George Lucas welcomed his youngest child when he was 69 (Clive Mason)

George Lucas, now 78 - best known for having been the filmmaker behind the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises - welcomed his youngest child when he was 69.

The director and producer welcomed daughter Everest Lucas, now nine, in 2013, with his second wife Mellody Hobson, now 54. The couple also got married that same year.

He has three older kids, including Amanda Lucas, 41, from his first marriage. George is said to have later adopted Katie Lucas, 35, and Jett Lucas, 30, as a single parent.

Steve Martin

Steve Martin became a dad in his mid-sixties (Getty Images)
The actor once said he 'would have been a lousy father' if he'd had a child earlier in his life (ABC via Getty Images)

Steve Martin, now 77, welcomed his first child when he was 67. The actor and his second wife Anne Stringfield - who have been married since 2007 - became parents in 2012.

The actor - whose credits include films like Father of the Bride and the Cheaper by the Dozen - and his wife Anne are parents to daughter Mary Martin, now 10, together.

Discussing parenthood, he told AARP magazine in 2017: "I think if I'd had a child earlier, I would have been a lousy father because I would have misplaced my attention on my career."

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin have seven children together, with the youngest born last year (hilariabaldwin/Instagram)

Alec Baldwin, 65, is a father-of-eight, with him having welcomed his youngest children with his second wife Hilaria Baldwin, 39. The couple have been married since 2012.

They are parents to Carmen Baldwin, nine, Rafael Baldwin, seven, Leonardo Baldwin, six, Romeo Baldwin, four, Eduardo Baldwin, two, and Maria Baldwin, two. Their youngest child Ilaria Baldwin, now seven months old, was born last year.

The actor - who was 64 when his youngest daughter was born in September last year - shares his eldest child, Ireland Baldwin, 27, with his ex-wife Kim Basinger, 69.

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum and his wife Emilie Livingston have two young children together (PA)
He became a father in his early sixties and more recently welcomed his second child aged 64 (jeffgoldblum/Instagram)

Jeff Goldblum, now 70 - who is best known for his roles in films such as Jurassic Park and Independence Day - welcomed his first child back in 2015 when the actor was 62.

He shares his son Charlie, seven, with his wife Emilie Livingston, 40. The couple welcomed their second child River Goldblum, now six, in 2017. Jeff was 64 at the time.

Speaking about parenthood, he told the Today show last year: "It's amazing, it's revivifying, and makes my relationship with Emilie, frankly, enhanced [...] Seeing (my wife) in this new role is unbelievable. She's heroic beyond imagination".

Bruce Willis

He shares his youngest two kids with his wife Emma Heming Willis (Getty Images for Film at Lincoln Center)

Bruce Willis, 68, welcomed two children later in life through his marriage to his second wife Emma Heming Willis, 44. The couple have been married since 2009.

The actor and the model are parents to daughters Mabel Willis, 11, and Evelyn Willis, eight. Bruce was 59 when the youngest of their two children was born in 2014.

He shares his three oldest children with his ex-wife Demi Moore, 60. The former couple are parents to daughters Rumer Willis, 34, Scout Willis, 31, and Tallulah Willis, 29.

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