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Robert De Niro welcomes sixth child at 68

27 DECEMBER 2011

Robert De Niro has become a father again at the age of 68.

The actor and his wife Grace, 56, welcomed their daughter through a surrogate mother.

The baby, whom they've named Helen Grace, weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz.

She is the second child for the couple, who have been married for 14 years and are already parents to son Elliot, 13. 


 

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The Academy Award winning actor also has four other children: daughter Drena, 40, and son Raphael, 35, with former wife Diahnne Abbott, as well as 16-year-old twin sons Julian and Aaron, born via surrogate with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.

The couple met in 1987 and married ten years later.

After hitting a rough patch, Robert and Grace reconciled and renewed their vows in front of friends and family at a romantic ceremony in 2004.

Their marital troubles were played out in public with a 1999 divorce filing by the actor and a 2001 custody case over their son Elliot.

After taking their vows for a second time the couple became resolutely private about their renewed relationship.

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