Two-time Oscar-winning founder of the Tribeca Film Festival Robert De Niro, 64, might be one of Hollywood’s most intimidating actors, but apparently the screen legend isn’t all work and no play.
“He’s a loving, fascinated, sweet grandfather,” his daughter, actress and model Drena De Niro revealed to OK! magazine at the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party in NYC. “It doesn’t get any better than having lunch and being with his grandson.”
As for what the Goodfellas star enjoys doing with Drena’s son, she says, “The same things all grandparents do… He loves to teach them games and swim. He taught my son to play Candyland and Chutes and Ladders.”
Drena’s mother is actress Diahnne Abbott, who was married to Robert DeNiro for 12 years. Robert adopted Drena when he wed Diahnne Abbott in 1976. Drena refuses to disclose her biological father. The father of Drena’s son is artist Carlos Rodriguez.
With Diahnne Abbott, Robert also has a son, Raphael De Niro. Raphael (born in 1976) was married in March to Claudine DeMatos at Tiger Woods’ stunning sprawling water front estate in Nassau.
Below is a picture of Raphael.
Robert also has 12-year-old twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrick, (conceived by in vitro fertilization) from a long-term live-in relationship with former model Toukie Smith.
NOW Robert is married to Grace Hightower. Robert and Grace have a 10-year-old son named Elliot De Niro.
Below Grace Hightower and Raphael De Niro are photographed together.
And Grace with Robert.
Wow! I had no idea that Robert De Niro had such a big family!