‘God bless him’: Robert De Niro congratulates Al Pacino on his recent baby news

Jun 02, 2023
While the public reaction to Pacino's baby news was mixed, De Niro had nothing but words of praise for his friend. Source: Getty Images.

The Godfather star, Al Pacino, is set to become a father for the fourth time at the remarkable age of 83. While the news was met with surprise from many, fellow actor Robert De Niro couldn’t be happier for his longtime friend.

As reported by TMZ, the renowned actor known for his iconic role in Scarface, along with his 29-year-old partner Noor Alfallah, are expected to welcome their new arrival in a month.

Pacino already has a daughter named Julie, aged 33, from his previous relationship with Jan Tarrant. In addition, he is also a proud parent to twins Olivia and Anton, both 22, whom he shares with actress Beverley D’Angelo.

The public’s response to Pacino’s baby news was diverse, with some astounded by the actor’s ability to embrace fatherhood in his 80s, while others had a less than enthusiastic response.

While the reaction from the public appeared to be mixed, De Niro had nothing but words of praise for his friend and Heat co-star.

“Listen, Al Pacino just had a baby, I was told yesterday morning. He’s a few years older than me. God bless him. Very happy for him,” De Niro told TODAY.

De Niro became a dad once again recently after confirming he’s welcomed his seventh child this year at the remarkable age of 79.

“It feels great. It feels great, yeah,” he said

“I have certain awareness.

“When you’re older, you have awareness of certain things in life, dynamics. Everything, family dynamics. You can’t avoid learning certain things and then how you can deal with those, manage them and this and that.”

DeNiro originally shared the happy news on Tuesday, May 6, during a sit-down interview with ET Canada.

During their chat, De Niro corrected reporter Brittnee Blair, who stated that the actor has six kids.

“I know you have six kids,” Blair began.

“Seven, actually,” De Niro corrected, adding “I just had a baby.”

The actor also shared that he loved being a father, explaining his approach to parenthood is to be “loving with [his] kids” while knowing when to be “stern about stuff”.

“I mean, there’s no way around it with kids. I don’t like to have to lay down the law and stuff like that. But, [sometimes] you just have no choice,” he explained.

“And any parent, I think, would say the same thing. You always want to do the right thing by the children and give them the benefit of the doubt but sometimes you can’t.”

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