Robert De Niro welcomes seventh child at 79

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The Hollywood veteran has won two Oscars, for his roles in The Godfather, Part II and Raging Bull

Robert De Niro, the 79-year-old Hollywood star, has confirmed he has become a father for a seventh time.

He broke the news in an interview with ET Canada about his forthcoming, suitably-titled film About My Father.

When asked about being a dad of six, the Oscar-winning US actor replied: "Seven, actually... I just had a baby."

De Niro, who has six other children from previous relationships with three women, did not reveal the identity of the mother of his seventh.

The Hollywood veteran won two Oscars for his roles in The Godfather, Part II and Raging Bull.

He has also played father figures in films like Meet the Parents, a Bronx Tale, Casino and Silver Linings Playbook.

For his latest feature, he stars alongside Sebastian Maniscalco in a comedy about a man who takes his slightly embarrassing dad on holiday with his fiancée and her wealthy, eccentric family.

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