Robert De Niro, 79, makes a very rare sighting with his fifth child, son Elliott, 24.
Robert De NiroThe 79-year-old had a rare sighting with his 24-year-old son, Elliott. new york city on friday.
Elliott’s mother is Robert’s ex-wife Grace Hightower, with whom he was married from 1997 to 2018.
And Elliott is De Niro’s youngest and fifth child. In addition to Elliot, the actor is the father of Drena, Raphael, Julian, Helen and Aaron.
The Meet the Fockers star, who rarely appears in public with her children, donned a black beanie and scarf, layering warmth with a zip-up fleece underneath a puffy jacket.
The veteran actor finished off his casual look with black pants and sneakers and looked relaxed following Elliott as he entered the building along the sidewalk.
Family time: Robert De Niro, 79, made a rare public appearance with his son Elliott, 24, in New York on Friday. The Meet the Fockers star wore a black beanie and scarf and layered with a zip-up fleece underneath the puffy jacket for warmth.
Rare sighting: Elliot was seen looking relaxed, wearing a black and red North Face jacket, gray sweats, and carrying two blue bags. Elliot is the son of De Niro from his second marriage to actress Grace Hightower.
Elliott looked relaxed in a black and red North Face jacket with a gray sweatshirt and two blue bags.
Before entering the building, the Godfather star stopped and spoke to another man dressed in black and a green beanie and showed him the outfit.
He’s one of the most respected actors in the world, but he’s known for keeping his life private off-screen.
De Niro became a father to his first wife, Diane, in 1976 with a son, Raphael. He also adopted his wife’s daughter Drena from his previous marriage.
The couple divorced in 1988, and Robert had twin sons Julian and Aaron in 1995 with then-partner and model Tukey Smith.
The Taxi Driver star married Hightower in 1997 and had Elliot in 1998. Robert and Grace welcomed their daughter in 2011 through her surrogate mother and raised both children together until their divorce in November 2018.
A father of six, he has kept his children’s lives out of the media and few photos of Elliott have circulated.
In 2016, the two-time Oscar winner revealed that Elliot was diagnosed with autism at an early age.
Let’s take a look: The Godfather star stopped to talk to a man who appeared to show him the clothing before entering the building behind Elliott.
In 2013, Robert alluded to the challenges of raising a child with special needs in an interview promoting The Silver Linings Playbook, written by David Russell for his son with bipolar disorder.
“I don’t like to get emotional, but I know exactly what he’s going through.
Elliott’s doting parents tried to get him involved in sports from an early age to help with his autism.
He started playing tennis as a child and was initially reluctant to learn, but has since become an accomplished player.
Doting Fathers: In 2016, the two-time Oscar winner revealed Elliot was diagnosed with autism at a young age – taken in France, May 2011
His second wife: The Taxi Driver star married Grace Hightower in 1997 and had Elliot in 1998. They separated in November 2018.
The iconic actor said at the 2019 Special Olympics, “For parents of children with special needs, finding out what their children can do is a difficult part of the whole situation.
‘[Playing tennis] Help him out and you’ll feel more confident when you see that he’s actually good at this. That’s the best self-motivation anyone can have,” said Robert.
Elliott’s athleticism and skills, developed through years of coaching and motivation from his parents, were featured on the ESPN series Special Olympics: 50 Game Changers, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics.
Elliott previously commented on playing tennis, “It feels good. It can be uplifting.”