The holidays brought special deliveries for singer Eric Benét and actor Robert De Niro. Benét and his wife Manuela Testolini, who married in July, became the new parents of a baby girl named Lucia on Dec. 21. The newborn is the singer’s second child—he has a daughter India, 18, from a previous marriage—and he’s been a proud papa talking all about the little one on Twitter. “Happiest dad in the world!” he wrote a day after the baby was born and gushed “A star is born!”
Meet the Parents star De Niro is a dad six times over at 68 years old after he and his wife, Grace Hightower, welcomed a baby girl, Helen Grace De Niro, who was born via surrogate on Dec. 23. The couple has been married since 1997 and has a 13-year-old son, Eliot. The actor also has four other children from previous relationships: Drena, 40, and Raphael, 35, with ex-wife Dianne Abbott; 16-year-old twin sons Julian and Aaron born via surrogate with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.
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