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Actor Joaquin Phoenix became father for the first time!

The Oscar-winner actor welcomed his first child with his fiancée, the actress Rooney Mara. The baby is a boy, and we know his name and the reason for it. Of course, we will share this and the rest of the incredible facts about this new life with you! Scroll down for all!

  • Joaquin is 45 years old, and Rooney is 35 years old. 
  • They both have a combined net worth of $51 million. Not bad!
  • Phoenix played many roles in different movies like Her, Joker, and Gladiator, among others. He is such a versatile actor! 
  • The couple made their red carpet debut in 2017, and this is the first son for the two of them. 

Rooney and Phoenix kept Mara's entire pregnancy low-key. That's the reason why the news took many of us by surprise. Did you know this already? 

Joaquin and Rooney in the movie 'Her'

They first met filming 2013's 'Her', in which they played a divorced couple. Joaquin thought that Mara "despised him" at first, but then he realized that she was just shy and liked him back too. 

Joaquin Phoenix playing the Joker

The pair got engaged last year. "She's the only girl I ever looked up on the internet," Phoenix told the media about Mara in November. 

Rooney Mara pregnant. Source: The Image Direct

Victor Kossakovsky, the director of 'Gunda', a documentary that Joaquin produced, explained the Joker's player absence at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival by revealing the actor's new arrival. 

"He just got a baby by the way," Kossakovsky said on stage. "A beautiful son called River." 'River' was the name of Joaquin Phoenix's brother that died in 1993 at age 23. Such a heartwarming story!

Joaquin and Mara

We are sure that this couple will enjoy this new journey as parents. There are no doubts that the little boy has talent in his veins with such parents! Congratulations to the family!

See them on the trailer of the movie 'Her':

Natalie Baldwin

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