While speaking to ET Canada on 8 May, De Niro announced that he welcomed his seventh child, Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro. Although he didn't immediately share any more details, he confirmed to "CBS Mornings" on 11 May that he and Chen are the proud parents of a baby girl, who was born on 6 April, 2023. The outlet also shared the first photo of Gia. In the picture, she can be seen wearing an adorable pink onesie while looking at the camera.
Following De Niro's announcement, Jennifer Lawrence told Andy Cohen during her "Watch What Happens Live" appearance on 26 June that she gifted her "Silver Linings Playbook" costar a baby nurse to celebrate his daughter's birth. She also added that she was "really happy" for De Niro.
Fast forward to October, De Niro shared another update about parenthood and how he's been raising his infant daughter with The Guardian. "It's going OK," he said simply, though he also added, "It doesn't get easier." "It is what it is. It's OK. I mean, I don't do the heavy lifting. I'm there, I support my girlfriend. But she does the work," De Niro further explained. "And we have help, which is so important." The actor continued by saying that fatherhood is "different" with a baby compared to how he's raised his older children. "I don't talk to the adult children the way I talk to my baby," De Niro said, "or the way I speak to my 11-year-old."