Jennifer Lawrence’s Sweet Surprise for Robert De Niro After He Became a Dad Again

Jennifer Lawrence with De Niro

Jennifer Lawrence is not only a talented actress, but also a thoughtful friend. The Hunger Games star revealed that she gave her Silver Linings Playbook co-star Robert De Niro a very special gift after he welcomed his seventh child in April.

Lawrence shared the news during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where she was asked by two callers about her reaction to De Niro’s baby announcement and if she had sent him a present.

“I did one better, I sent over a baby nurse,” Lawrence said. “I did. I’m really happy for him.”

Host Andy Cohen praised Lawrence for the kind gesture, saying that a “night’s sleep” is the best gift to offer a new parent. He also asked the No Hard Feelings actress about her own son, Cy, who is 16 months old. Lawrence said he was doing well and that her husband, Cooke Maroney, is the “greatest father in the world.”

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De Niro, 79, revealed in early May that he and his girlfriend, Tiffany Chen, secretly welcomed a baby girl named Gia Virginia. The couple met on the set of 2015’s The Intern, but their romance didn’t go public until they were spotted holding hands in France in August 2021.

The Goodfellas star is also a father to six other children from previous relationships: daughter Drena, 51, son Raphael, 46, twin sons Aaron and Julian, 27, son Elliot, 25, and daughter Helen, 11.

Despite some fans’ assumptions that De Niro and Chen’s baby was an accident, CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King said the pregnancy was planned and that they both wanted the baby.

“They’re over the moon. She was brought here in love. He’s very psyched about it,” King said.

De Niro also confirmed that Gia was intentional and that he was not surprised to become a dad again.

“How you could not plan that kind of thing?” he said.

Lawrence and De Niro have worked together on several films, including Joy and American Hustle. They have also developed a close friendship over the years, with Lawrence calling De Niro her “favorite person on the planet” and De Niro saying he loves her “very much.”

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