Los Angeles/IBNS: Hollywood's Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro recently welcomed his seventh baby at the age of 79.
In an interview with ET Canada, he opened up about parenthood while promoting his upcoming movie 'About My Father'.
"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," he shared while explaining his take on fatherhood.
"And any parent, I think, would say the same thing. You always want to do the right thing by the children and give them the benefit of the doubt but sometimes you can't."
On being asked about his six children, he corrected, "Seven, actually."
"I just had a baby," he revealed. However, he did not reveal much detail about his newest family member or about his partner.
A representative for De Niro later confirmed that he is actually a father of seven.
The Godfather actor, married to Diahnne Abbott, is also a grandfather.
De Niro earned two Academy Awards, one for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II (1974) and the other for Best Actor portraying Jake LaMotta in Scorsese's drama Raging Bull (1980).
His other Oscar-nominated roles were for Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), Awakenings (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
De Niro is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2009, De Niro received the Kennedy Center Honor and earned a Presidential Medal of Freedom from ex-US President Barack Obama in 2016.