Robert De Niro Welcomes Baby Girl Via Surrogate

4:08 PM PST 12/23/2011 by Kimberly Nordyke
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Helen Grace is the second child for the actor and his wife, Grace Hightower De Niro.

Robert De Niro is a new dad again.

The 68-year-old actor and his wife, Grace Hightower De Niro, recently welcome a daughter, named Helen Grace, via surrogate, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

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The baby marks the second child for the couple, who also have a 13-year-old son, Elliot. De Niro met Hightower, his second wife, in 1987; they were married 10 years later.

The couple split up in 1999 and became engaged in a contentious custody battle. However, the divorce was never finalized, and they renewed their vows in 2004.

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De Niro also has two adult children with ex-wife Diahnne Abbott and 16-year-old twin sons with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.

The actor is currently on the big screen as part of the A-list ensemble starring in Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve.

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