De Niro Is Too Old to Have a Baby
He'll be 80 when baby daughter is 12
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 24, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Robert De Niro, 68, and wife, Grace Hightower, 56, just had a baby girl via surrogate.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – If a 68-year-old woman had a baby, nearly everyone would scream. But there's not a peep about Robert De Niro's brand-new baby daughter Helen Grace with his 56-year-old wife, Grace Hightower, via surrogate, grumbles Sasha Brown-Worsham in The Stir. Let's get real: He's too old to have a baby now, she notes. He's old enough to be the infant's grandfather, and already has a 40-year-old kid to prove it. Even if the actor lives to be 90, his youngest (of six) will be only 22, and he likely won't be taking her on any ski trips after, say, the age of 80. "Really, it is a factor of time. New babies take enormous energy and time and they also want to know their parents as long as they can," sniffs Brown-Worsham. Click to read her entire argument.