When headlines popped up with the words “ROBERT DE NIRO” followed by “AT 79,” at first glance, our hearts sank cause it looked like the guy went off into the great movie set in the sky. But after actually reading it, it turned out that Robert welcomed his seventh child at the ripe old age of 79 with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen. Robert decided to hard-launch his new baby in a sit down with ET Canada while promoting his new movie About My Father. ( A total slay of a PR strategy). Now a little over a month after the newborn’s birth, Robert and Tiffany are sharing the first details about their lil bundle of joy.
On Monday, Robert De Niro sat down with ET Canada to promote his latest flick, About My Father. When the interviewer mentioned Bobby D. had six kids, he corrected her: “Seven, actually. I just had a baby.” Yep, 79-year-old screen legend Robert De Niro, a man born during World War II, who played the titular grandpa in both Dirty Grandpa and The War with Grandpa, and an actual grandfather of four, is now the father of a newborn. Hoo boy. Or hoo girl! We still don’t know the sex of the baby.
Back in 2016, Aubrey Plaza and Robert De Niro co-starred in the gross-out comedy Dirty Grandpa (not to be confused with Johnny Knoxville’s Bad Grandpa). 79-year-old Robert played a horny old grandfather, and 38-year-old Aubrey played a horny young woman who wants to bang him. Fast forward to now: Variety reports that, at a recent talk at the London Film Festival, Aubrey reflected on her working relationship with Robert De Niro. She says she remained in character during the shoot, and that meant “acting totally insane.” So insane that Aubrey’s agent heard a rumor that “Bob’s a little freaked out.” Damn, Aubrey’s “method” acting weirded out Robert De Niro? A man who got a cab license for Taxi Driver? Who gained 70 pounds for Raging Bull? Choices…
Billy Eichner may have seen this news and relaxed after calling out the Straights™ for not buying tickets to his gay romantic comedy Bros, which bombed at the box office. Because well, David O’Russell‘s Amsterdam bombed hard too. The star-studded film had a production budget of $80 million but only made $6.5 million at this past weekend’s box office. It did worse in theatres than Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.
Everyone knows it’s a tradition in show business to wish “Break a leg!” to an actor before they hit the stage, but we also know it’s just a phrase that isn’t meant to be taken literally. The bad news for Robert De Niro is that that phrase probably seems like more of a curse or a jinx than a cute remark. Because he literally busted his leg while working on Martin Scorsese’s new film Flowers of the Killer Moon.
We’re back again with another messy update on Robert De Niro’s ongoing divorce from his estranged wife Grace Hightower. Robert has continually accused Grace of acting like a human Hoover and sucking up every last dime in his bank account, and it was previously reported that Grace’s spending forced him to take crappy film roles just for the pay check. The latest allegation from Bobby D is that even working round-the-clock on those crappy gigs, he’s still not making enough money. Dear science: please find a 25th hour in the day, so Robert De Niro might have a fighting chance to prevent his finances from dipping into the red.