Robert De Niro Deserves a Best Father Award — Meet the ‘Taxi Driver’ Star’s 6 Kids!

So, who’s talking to him? Well, if it was one of Robert De Niro‘s kids, he would have to ask six times — because that is how many children the legendary actor has — and now it’s time we get to know each one of them!

In 1976, the Taxi Driver star tied the knot for the first time with singer, Diahnne Abbott. They would go on to have a son named Raphael — and the Oscar winner would later go on to adopt Diahnne’s daughter, Drena, from a previous relationship. The pair stayed together for quite some time before parting ways in 1988. However, there were more children to come along.

Robert would have twin boys, Juliane and Aaron, via vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995, while in a relationship with Toukie Smith, a former model. The Godfather costar would marry a second time in 1997 to actress Grace Hightower. The couple would have a little boy, son Elliot, in 1998, and another child, daughter Helen, in 2011. However, after 20 years of marriage, Robert and Grace would say their goodbyes and split ways in 2018.

Robert De Niro
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“I love my children, just being with them,” the icon once told Us Weekly at the Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of The Apollo. “[But] It’s not easy. Sometimes it’s fun and you love your kids, and sometimes you want to kill them!” he joked.

“Then, when you have the good moments, you forget about the ones that weren’t good,” he added. As for his eldest child, while she may not be taken aback by her dad’s massive fame, she understands why others may be.

“I never see it that way, but I see by the reaction of everybody,” Drena once said at the Hands of Stone premiere. “Definitely when that work is happening, you really know when you’re working with a pro and somebody gifted and special. So in that way it’s a little incredible. You really know, just the littlest glance, like if he gives me the look, I know I’m cool, ok ‘we’ve got that.'” So sweet!

Scroll on down below to learn more about each of Robert’s six kids!