Caught by surprise at the revelation, the interviewer quickly regained her composure and offered her congratulations before continuing with her question.
CNN later reported that a representative of De Niro confirmed the news to them.
The identity of the mother of De Niro’s seventh child has not been revealed. The actor’s first six children are from different relationships.
He and his first wife, actress Diahnne Abbott, are parents to Drena and Raphael. He has twin sons, Julian and Aaron, with actress Toukie Smith, while he and his ex-wife, Grace Hightower, are parents to Elliot and Helen Grace.