- The Legendary Actor Opens Up About the Joys of Fatherhood.
Hollywood legend Robert De Niro, at 80 years old, has seen it all. From his early days in “Mean Streets” to his iconic roles in “Taxi Driver” and “The Godfather Part II,” De Niro has cemented his place as one of the greatest actors of all time. But even after decades of success, there’s one thing that still brings tears to his eyes: his daughter, Gia.
In a recent interview with AARP The Magazine, De Niro, who welcomed Gia with girlfriend Tiffany Chen last year, opened up about the joys of fatherhood at this stage of his life. “It feels great,” he said, his voice thick with emotion. “Everything that I’m consumed with or worried about just goes away when I look at her. It’s wondrous.”
De Niro, who also has six other children from previous relationships, admitted that he wasn’t sure what the future held for Gia, given his age. But for now, he’s simply cherishing every moment. “When she gets older — who knows?” he said. “But right now, it’s just… amazing.”
De Niro’s vulnerability in talking about Gia is a rare glimpse into the private life of the notoriously guarded actor. It’s also a reminder that even the toughest guys have a soft spot for their children.
The Power of Fatherhood
De Niro’s story is a testament to the power of fatherhood. No matter how old you are or how much you’ve accomplished, becoming a dad can change everything. It can fill your life with joy, love, and purpose.
So, if you’re a dad, cherish every moment with your kids. And if you’re not a dad, maybe De Niro’s story will inspire you to embrace the joys of fatherhood.