Robert De Niro, 79, shares first photo and name of his newborn baby girl

Despite being extremely private about the pregnancy and birth of his seventh child, Robert De Niro is ready to share his new baby with the world.

During a sit-down interview with CBS Mornings‘ Gayle King, which aired Thursday May 11, the 79-year-old actor revealed he and partner Tiffany Chen welcome a baby girl named Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro on April 6.

She was born weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz.

News of De Niro’s newborn broke Tuesday when the Oscar winner corrected an interviewer who asked about his six children.

“I know you have six kids,” ET Canada’s Brittnee Blair said.

“Seven, actually,” he clarified. “I just had a baby.”

At the time he didn’t provide any further details.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 27: Robert De Niro attends the Savage Salvation Premiere at Helen Mills Theater on November 27, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Convergence Entertainment Group)

It wasn’t until King’s interview with De Niro, who is currently promoting his upcoming film About My Father, that he revealed more about the latest addition to his family.

King explained their interview was filmed a few days prior to the breaking news and during their conversation De Niro’s newborn never came up.

She said she called him after the news and asked him, “Don’t you think, Mr. De Niro, you could have just mentioned that in passing that you have this baby?”

De Niro replied that while he thought about it, he wanted the attention to be on the movie.

The reason he brought it up with ET Canada was simply because they had mentioned his “six kids.”

“In that moment I didn’t want to deny this baby,” De Niro told King.

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King revealed the new parents are “over the moon” with Gia.

De Niro is also a father to Drena, 51, and son Raphael, 46, whom he shares with his first wife Diahnne Abbott; twins Julian and Aaron, 27, whom he shares with former girlfriend Toukie Smith; and Elliot, 24, and Helen, 11, with Grace Hightower.

Congratulations to Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen. Gia Virginia is a gorgeous baby!