Robert De Niro Gave His Last Name And Money To Support His "Daughter", Just To Find Out She Is Not His Biological Child 10 Years Later

Date September 27, 2019 15:41

Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of all time. But his most important title is the proud father of 6!

In the early 1980s, however, the iconic performer was at war with demons which threatened to consume him, and womanizing was one of them.

De Niro'a affair and his big drama

In the book De Niro: A Life, by author Shawn Levy, the shocking details about the star's life were revealed.

De Niro wanted his lover, Helena Springs, who worked with Bob Dylan and his band, to abort his daughter, Nina.

"It was mental abuse,"

- Springs said, and went ahead with her plans to carry the baby.

The man started a non-exclusive relationship with Helena by following her in his car down a boulevard in Los Angeles and demanding her phone number.

But the affair came with a big drama.

Springs stated that the actor gave her $50,000 to help with the baby's care and even help her set up the baby's room but that was it.

Helena decided to make him officially pay child support for his daughter when the girl was already 10, but blood test showed him not to be the biological father. The woman, however, said he still should do it because he told Nina he was her father and treated her like a daughter, providing monthly financial support until the payments stopped in 1992.

The actor's 6 children

This situation, unfortunately, didn't change much the actor's attitude to women and relationship.

De Niro and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, welcomed Raphael in 1976, and the director adopted her daughter from a previous relationship, Drena, 47. Seven years after their 1988 divorce, De Niro and his longtime girlfriend Toukie Smith had twin sons, Julian and Aaron, via surrogate.

The Godfather star married his second wife, Grace Hightower, in 1997. Their son, Elliot, 21, was born in 1998. They welcomed their daughter, Helen, 7, via surrogate in 2011. De Niro also has four grandchildren.

Obviously, his love stories didn't bring him real happiness, but they allowed him to be a father, something many men dream of! And we believe he really loves them, although being dad might be hard.