Robert DeNiro just won’t quit. With the birth of his seventh child, he now has one to go for each of his Oscar nominations. He dropped the news in an interview recently when the interviewer mentioned him being a father of six, he casually mentioned, “Seven, actually. I just had a baby.”
This is absolutely wild news regarding the Hollywood legend. He’s arguably the most influential actor of his era, but clearly the most impressive thing about him is his longevity. Not only are this dude’s shriveled up pair of raisins still working, he still uses them too. In his seventy-ninth trip around the sun, he’s starring in a Martin Scorsese movie and bringing a child into the world. These are pretty significant accomplishments for anyone. What makes the situation even weirder, is when you stop looking at him as one of the best actors of all time, and start looking at him like any other grandfather of four (which he is by the way). His oldest child just got a younger sibling who is fifty-one years younger than her. What kind of Modern Family spinoff is going on in the DeNiro family tree?
Also, DeNiro is talking about this like anyone else who just had a child, completely ignoring the hilarity in his situation. When talking about parenting, he said, “I mean, there’s no way around it with kids. I don’t like to have to lay down the law and stuff like that. But, [sometimes] you just have no choice.” I guess it makes sense that only someone who has been a parent for fifty-one years can give an answer that laid back. I guess it’s a bonus that he’ll already have to be awake to take a piss every time his kid cries in the middle of the night. I wonder what DeNiro’s bed time stories are like for his kid. Does he cuddle up next to his kid in bed to tell him a story that ends with, “And then Tommy got whacked. And the saddest part is, he never even saw it coming.” If that’s what being Robert DeNiro’s kid is like, I guess I have to go steal my father’s “Best Dad Ever,” mug.