Celebrity babies and pregnancies of 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

6 of 173: Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, welcomed a baby girl via a surrogate mother, the actor's spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Dec. 23, 2011.

De Niro was 68 years old at the time, while his wife was 56. Their child was named Helen Grace. They are also parents to a teenage son named Elliot, who was born in March 1998.

Further details about the birth were not provided, for privacy reasons.

De Niro, an Oscar winner known for movies such as "The Godfather" trilogy and the recently-released, celebrity-packed romantic comedy 'New Year's Eve,' married Hightower in 1997. She is his second wife.

The actor has four children from previous relationships. He and his first wife, Diahnne Abbot, are parents to a son named Raphael, who works as a real estate broker. The actor also adopted her daughter, Drena. De Niro has teenage twin sons, Aaron and Julian, with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith, a former model.

(Pictured: Robert De Niro appears in a scene from the 2011 film 'New Year's Eve.') (New Line Cinema)

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