Grandpa Who? Robert De Niro redefines 'later dads' at 80 with daughter Gia, says this...

At 79 years old, Robert De Niro and his partner Tiffany Chen welcomed a daughter named Gia, the actor's seventh child.

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Legendary actor Robert De Niro is embracing fatherhood once more at the age of 80, gushing over his newborn daughter in a recent interview.

De Niro and partner Tiffany Chen welcomed their daughter Gia last May when the Oscar winner was 79. Speaking with AARP: The Magazine, a visibly emotional De Niro described the joy of being an octogenarian dad.

“Everything that I’m consumed with or worried about just goes away when I look at her,” he said. “She has a very sweet way of looking at you and just taking you in.”

The two-time Academy Award recipient already has six other children from previous relationships, ranging in age from their 20s to 40s. But De Niro says experiencing parenthood again in his ninth decade has been “great.”

“I want to be around for as long as I can to enjoy her,” he added.

While busy collecting accolades, the legendary performer seems most consumed with his leading role as a father again. De Niro relishes the simple joys of watching his infant daughter observe and engage with the world around her.

“I’m an 80-year-old dad and it’s great,” he said, savoring this unexpected new chapter.