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Joaquin Phoenix & # 39; greeted his first child with Rooney Mara a month ago … and named him River & # 39;


Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly welcomed his first child with his fiancée Rooney Mara, a boy named after his late brother River Phoenix.

Director Victor Kossakovsky spilled the beans at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival after a screening of the film Gunda, on which Joaquin was executive producer.

He made the news during a weekend Q&A after being asked how he involved the new father in the film: "He just had a baby, by the way … a beautiful son named River."

Joaquin, 45, and Rooney, 35, have not officially announced the birth of their firstborn, but they have not confirmed their pregnancy at all.

Baby makes three! Joaquin Phoenix reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancé Rooney Mara, a boy named after his late brother River Phoenix (pictured in February 2020).

He comes from a family of actors including sisters Rain, 47, Liberty, 44, Summer, 41 and late brother River, who tragically died of a drug overdose in October 1993 at the age of 23.

River died at the height of his career, with memorable roles in Stand By Me (1986), Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989), and Gus Van Sant & # 39; s My Own Private Idaho (1991) already under his belt.

Joaquin recently spoke for 60 minutes about River's legacy in a rare interview with Anderson Cooper.

The Joker actor said, “We were so far from the nature of the entertainment world. We didn't see any entertainment shows. We didn't have any entertainment magazines in our house.

Cat is out of his pocket: Director Victor Kossakovsky spilled the beans at the Zurich Film Festival 2020: "By the way, he just had a baby ... A beautiful son named River" (picture in January 2019)

The cat is out of the pocket: Director Victor Kossakovsky spilled the beans at the Zurich Film Festival 2020: "By the way, he just had a baby … A beautiful son named River" (picture in January 2019)

Not confirmed: Joaquin (45) and Rooney (35) have not officially announced the birth of their firstborn, but they have not confirmed their pregnancy at all (picture in May 2017).

Not confirmed: Joaquin (45) and Rooney (35) have not officially announced the birth of their firstborn, but they have not confirmed their pregnancy at all (picture in May 2017).

Baby bump: A source reported on Page 6 in May that the couple had been together for about six months just before revealing their baby bump during the outings (pic dated August 202).

New mom: The Carol actress was seen last week (pictured in September 2020).

Blue Jean Baby: She wore a denim jacket and a white t-shirt with no baby bump (pictured in September 2020).

New mom: The Carol actress was last spotted last week. She wore a denim jacket and a white t-shirt with no baby bump (pictured in September 2020).

“I mean, River was a really great actor and movie star, and we didn't really know it. During this time, when you are most vulnerable, helicopters fly by. There are people who are trying to sneak into your country. To me it sure felt like it was getting in the way of the grieving process, right? & # 39;

He also shared with Cooper how River showed him the movie Raging Bull, which led him to become an actor: "I think it just … woke me up. And suddenly I could see it through his eyes.

In Raging Bull, De Niro meets a girl between a chain link fence. And he, you know, shakes her little finger and it's like that beautiful little detail, it's that wonderful moment. And I think that in a way, I'm always looking for it. & # 39;

Joaquin added, “I feel like there has been a connection with River in virtually every movie I've made. And I think we all felt his presence and guidance in our lives in a variety of ways. & # 39;

Brotherly Love: Joaquin comes from a family of actors, including his late brother River, who tragically died of a drug overdose in October 1993 at the age of 23 (pictured 1985).

Brotherly Love: Joaquin comes from a family of actors, including his late brother River, who tragically died of a drug overdose in October 1993 at the age of 23 (pictured 1985).

Leading Man: River died at the height of his career, with memorable roles in Stand By Me (1986), Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989), and Gus Van Sant & # 39; s My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Leading Man: River died at the height of his career, with memorable roles in Stand By Me (1986), Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989), and Gus Van Sant & # 39; s My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Immortal Legacy: Joaquin recently reported on River's legacy in a rare interview: “I feel like there has been a connection to River in virtually every movie I've made. And I think we all felt his presence and guidance in our lives in many ways ”(picture in March 1989).

Immortal Legacy: Joaquin recently reported on River's legacy in a rare interview: “I feel like there has been a connection to River in virtually every movie I've made. And I think we all felt his presence and guidance in our lives in many ways ”(picture in March 1989).

A source told Page Six in May that he and Rooney dated for about six months right before she revealed her baby bump on outings.

The Carol actress was last spotted last week. She was wearing a denim jacket and a white t-shirt with no baby bump.

Rooney started dating her Her (2013) star in late 2016, and they later played together in Don & # 39; t Worry, He Ain't Going Far On Foot and Mary Magdalene, which both premiered in 2018.

He told Vanity Fair last October that he thought she “despised” him the first time he met: “She's the only girl I've ever looked up on the internet. We were just friends, email friends. That was I've never done it, I've never looked up a girl online.

The animal rights activists live in the Hollywood Hills with their two dogs, Soda and Oskar. Their engagement was confirmed last July, a few months after she was first seen with her engagement ring on.

Famous Family: Rooney is also from a famous family, her sister Kate Mara, 37, with Fantastic Four (2015), House of Cards (2013-2014) and Pose (2018) (pictured in October 2019).

Famous Family: Rooney is also from a famous family, her sister Kate Mara, 37, with Fantastic Four (2015), House of Cards (2013-2014) and Pose (2018) (pictured in October 2019).

Mothers Together: Kate welcomed her own firstborn, daughter (whose name was not disclosed), last May with husband Jamie Bell, 34 (pictured in July 2019).

Mothers Together: Kate welcomed her own firstborn, daughter (whose name was not disclosed), last May with husband Jamie Bell, 34 (pictured in July 2019).

A source told us Weekly in July 2018 that the couple were "so in love" but would not get married: "They will never get married because they think marriage is too mainstream."

The insider added, "Joaquin is transforming all of his girlfriends into holistic, vegan, spiritual and saving the world."

Rooney also comes from a famous family, her sister Kate Mara, 37, with Fantastic Four (2015), House of Cards (2013-2014) and Pose (2018).

Kate welcomed her own firstborn daughter (whose name was not disclosed) last May with husband Jamie Bell, 34, who also shares son Jack, seven, with ex-wife Evan Rachel Wood, 33.

Happy family: Rooney and Joaquin live in the Hollywood Hills with their two dogs Soda and Oskar. Their engagement was confirmed last July, a few months after she was first seen with her engagement ring (pictured in January 2020).

Happy family: Rooney and Joaquin live in the Hollywood Hills with their two dogs Soda and Oskar. Their engagement was confirmed last July, a few months after she was first seen with her engagement ring (pictured in January 2020).

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