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All About Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen's Baby Girl, Gia

Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen welcomed a daughter named Gia in April 2023

<p>Gail Schulman/CBS via Getty; ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty </p>

Gail Schulman/CBS via Getty; ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty

Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen are proud parents.

In April 2023, the couple welcomed a baby girl named Gia Virginia Chen De Niro; the actor revealed the first photo of Gia on CBS Mornings that May.

After meeting on the set of The Intern in 2015, De Niro, 80, and Chen, 45, sparked dating rumors in August 2021 when they were seen holding hands on vacation together.

They later made their first public appearance as a couple at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2023, when they attended the premiere of De Niro’s film, Killers Of The Flower Moon

Read ahead for everything De Niro and Chen have said about their daughter, Gia.


Related: Robert De Niro Says Daughter Gia Looks Like Him When He Was a Baby — See the Photos! (Exclusive)

She made her debut on CBS Mornings

<p>Gail Schulman/CBS via Getty </p>

Gail Schulman/CBS via Getty

De Niro and Chen’s baby girl, Gia, was born on April 6, 2023, weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. The actor didn’t publicly announce her arrival until the following month, when he told ET Canada that he just welcomed a newborn.

Shortly after, CBS Mornings’ Gayle King shared more details about his daughter. In addition to revealing her full name, Gia Virginia Chen De Niro, the show also debuted the first photo of her; King added that De Niro was "over the moon" about the newest member of the family.

She’s De Niro’s seventh child

Gia marks the first child for Chen and De Niro’s seventh child. De Niro and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, are parents to daughter Drena and son Raphael. In 1995, he welcomed twin sons Julian and Aaron with his former girlfriend, model and actress Toukie Smith. De Niro also shares son Elliot and daughter Helen Grace with his ex-wife, Grace Hightower.

During an interview with PEOPLE in June 2023, De Niro revealed that his six other children have yet to meet Gia. “Not yet, but they will,” he added. De Niro also told PEOPLE that his Father’s Day was fully booked, explaining that he is "just gonna spend it with the kids and all that."

Chen was diagnosed with Bell's palsy after giving birth to Gia

After Chen gave birth to her baby with De Niro, she experienced a scary postpartum health complication and eventually was diagnosed with Bell's palsy. She opened up about her experience during an interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings in July 2023.

"When I went home, I started to feel like ... my tongue felt strange," she said. "It felt a little tingly, just starting to get a little bit numb. And then I realized my face just felt weird. I didn't know what the feeling was that I was having. It felt weird."

"When I got home, it was like everything was starting to just fall down on itself. Like, my face was melting on itself," Chen explained. "And then a week after giving birth, that was when it all hit.”

After she began to slur her words, she knew something was wrong. She noted that she was immediately told, "'Go right to the hospital.' [The hospital] admitted me. And I lost all facial function the minute I got into the hospital," she said.

Chen is very hands-on with Gia

Speaking with The Guardian in October 2023, De Niro opened up about life with his new little one, noting how Chen jumped into motherhood.

“It doesn’t get easier,” he shared of parenting. “It is what it is. It’s okay. I mean, I don’t do the heavy lifting. I’m there, I support my girlfriend. But she does the work. And we have help, which is so important.”

But does he enjoy parenthood? "Of course I do," he said, "all of it. With a baby it’s different [than] with my 11-year-old. My adult children. My grandchildren. It’s all different."

De Niro has spoken about Gia in interviews



During an appearance on Today in June 2023, De Niro was asked about being a dad to a newborn, to which he replied, "It feels great."

He continued about his parenting evolution, "I have certain awareness — when you’re older you have awareness of certain things in life, dynamics, everything, family dynamics. You can’t avoid learning certain things and how you can deal with those and manage them and this and that, the usual. It's amazing, but I'm very happy about it."

The host then presented De Niro with a Today onesie as a gift, which he proudly held up for the camera and said, “Gia, this is for you, honey."

De Niro wants Gia to learn English and Chinese

The Casino actor wants Gia to embrace her heritage and grow up bilingual.

"[She is] half-Chinese. I want to try to teach her Chinese and show her nursery rhymes in English and Chinese," De Niro said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "I'm trying to have her learn both."

De Niro's other children love her

While speaking with PEOPLE, De Niro gushed about Gia saying she's "such an adorable" baby. “[When I] look at her, everything else goes away. So it’s a great joy and relief to just be with her in the moment," he explained.

He added that the rest of his children adore Gia. “The kids all get a big kick out of her,” he said of Gia. “The grandkids even. She’s their aunt— [and] they’re about to be teenagers!”

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