Robert De Niro is a great actor but his most important role is being a father.

He has seven children with four different women.

De Niro shared his parenting approach, balancing love and firmness.

De Niro adopted Drena, his ex-wife's daughter, and she pursued a career in acting, modeling, and DJing.

De Niro's son Raphael, born in 1976, works as a real estate agent.

Raphael married and divorced Claudine De Matos, with whom he has three children.

De Niro then married Toukie Smith and had twin sons, Aaron and Julian.

Julian pursued acting and played a young Barack Obama in a TV series.

In 1997, De Niro married Grace Hightower and had two children.

Elliot, their son, has autism and is known for his achievements in tennis.

Helen, their daughter, was born via surrogate in 2011.

De Niro and Hightower separated in 2018 after more than two decades together.

De Niro hinted at having another child with Tiffany Chen, a martial arts instructor.

Chen debuted her baby bump while out to dinner with De Niro in 2023.