Born through a surrogate mother, Helen Grace Hightower is the couple’s second child
Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, have a new baby daughter, the actor's publicist Stan Rosenfield announced Friday.
Helen Grace Hightower weighs 7 pounds and 2 ounces. She was born through a surrogate mother.
The girl is the couple's second child. Their first, Elliot, was born March 18, 1998.
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De Niro and Hightower, his second wife, married in 1997. They split in 1999, but their divorce was never finalized, and they renewed their vows in 2005 — years after a highly publicized, bitter custody dispute over Elliot.
De Niro has four other children. He and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott, have a son, Raphael. He adopted Abbott's daughter from a previous relationship, Drena De Niro.
De Niro also has twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrik, from a live-in relationship with Toukie Smith. The twins were conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995.