Robert De Niro has just subtly dropped that he has welcomed another child and is now the father of seven.

“I just had a baby,” the 79-year-old said. entertainment tonight canada in an interview without revealing any additional information.

A rep for De Niro confirmed to on May 9 that the actor has welcomed his seventh child.

De Niro shares children Drena, 51, and Raphael, 46, with his first wife Diahnne Abbott. And De Niro has twin sons, Aaron and Julian, 27, with his ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith. He also shares Elliot, 25, and Helen, 11, with his ex-wife Grace Hightower.

Speaking about fatherhood thus far, the «Godfather» actor told ET he wouldn’t call himself a «cool dad.»

«I’m fine,» he said. “You know, my kids disagree with me sometimes, and they’re respectful. My daughter, she is 11 years old, sometimes I feel sorry for her and I argue with her. I adore her, but, you know. And my youngest now, that will be more to come. But, that’s what it is.»

De Niro explained in the interview that he tends to take a tough-love approach to raising his children, saying that sometimes, «there’s no getting around it.»

“I don’t like having to lay down the law and things like that. But, [sometimes] You just don’t have a choice,» he said. “And any parent, I think, would say the same. You always want to do right by kids and give them the benefit of the doubt, but sometimes you can’t.»

In his upcoming film, «About My Father,» which opens May 26, De Niro stars alongside «Sex and the City» actor Kim Cattrall, playing the embarrassing and quirky father of comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

De Niro’s character Salvo accompanies his son on a Fourth of July family trip where Maniscalco plans to propose to his girlfriend, who is played by Leslie Bibb.

while talking to Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY In December 2022, Maniscalco, who co-wrote the film, discussed working with De Niro for the film.

«We put (the script) in De Niro’s hands, and I didn’t think anything of it,» he said. “And then he came back and said that he really enjoyed it and that he wanted to do a table read with a group of actors to hear it out loud.

“We did the table read, and the next thing you know we’re in Mobile, Alabama, for seven weeks and De Niro is playing my dad,” Maniscalco told Geist.