"Sometimes You Want To Kill Them": Robert De Niro Jokes About The Challenges Of Raising His Six Children

Date May 23, 2019 17:35

Raising kids is not a walk in the park. It comes with it’s fun and not-so-nice moments. Famous actor Robert De Niro is opening up on the challenges of fatherhood. The Hollywood legend was married twice and has a total of 6 kids.


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Not the first time!

The award-winning actor filed for divorce from his second wife, Grace Hightower, after two decades of marriage.

Apparently, this isn’t the couple’s first time of breaking up. Robert had filed for divorce from Grace, but they reconciled and renewed their vows.


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The actor was noticed attending public events that he usually attended with Grace alone. A source close to the couple said they were no longer living together.


Speaking to US Weekly on the challenges he faced as a father at the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert said:


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I love my children, just being with them. It’s not easy. Sometimes it’s fun and you love your kids, and sometimes you want to kill them!

The Oscar-winning actor also has four grandchildren aside from his six children.

Robert and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, had a child, then the actor went on to adopt her daughter, Drena, from the previous relationship.


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After their divorce, Robert had twin sons, Julian and Aaron, with his longtime girlfriend Toukie Smith. The Hollywood actor welcomed son, Elliot and daughter Helen via surrogate with his second wife, Grace.

His grandson

With such a big family it’s not surprising his children and grandchildren are following in his footsteps.


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Drena De Niro, the oldest of the actor’s six children, and her son, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, are into acting. Although Drena isn’t Robert’s biological daughter, she certainly has some of his talents.


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Leandro, who is Robert’s eldest grandson, made an appearance in the movie A Star Is Born alongside his mother.

Robert De Niro has admitted raising his six children has not been easy, but you can tell he loves his family deeply.