The actor and his 56-year-old wife have welcomed a new baby girl. But the buzz isn't about baby -- the media is examining the actor's age.
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons ) BY LAUREN ZIMA Academy award-winner Robert De Niro and his wife have welcomed a new baby girl -- here’s HLN with the story. “His rep says little Helen Grace was carried by a surrogate. She is the second child for the 68-year-old actor and his wife, Grace.Their first son is now 13-years-old.” And De Niro’s wife -- who he met in 1987 and married in 1997 -- is 56 years old. WTVJ commends the couple on their ageless attitudes. “Those are some dedicated parents, because they knew the baby was coming. They planned for it. 68 and 56 to start raising a child.” “I think if you’re a loving couple and you feel like you can still pass that love on to someone else, it’s a blessing. Good for them.” But on ABC.com video, anchors say the adults’ age isn’t fair to this newborn. “I think it’s very, very, very, very, very ambitious.” “They’re gonna have a little trouble climbing the bleachers at the high school graduation.” “That’s what I’m saying. Some people would say that’s not so fair to the little girl.” And The Los Angeles Times points out the age difference with little Helen Grace’s siblings, too. De Niro has five other kids through three other mothers. The Times says sarcastically: “Robert De Niro has become a father again at age 68. Perhaps even more exciting, Drena De Niro has become a big sister again at age 40 .” Still - Cinemablend points out -- De Niro and his wife will likely have some help around the house with diaper duty. “At his advanced age, De Niro might not be a prime candidate for fatherhood, but with his resources, a firm commitment and a mother who’s fifty-six, Helen should turn out just fine.” Though De Niro rarely speaks about his personal life, his rep did release a statement saying Helen Grace weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs, 2 ounces.