AceShowbiz - Robert De Niro's 7th child Gia Virginia Chen-De Niro steals the show in a new episode of "CBS Mornings". The 3-month-old baby girl, whom the acting vet shares with girlfriend Tiffany Chen, made her TV debut alongside her mom in the Thursday, July 14 episode of the TV show.
In the episode, host Gayle King asked to hold Gia. She turned the baby toward the camera and said, "Look over there." Gia then adorably squirmed in her patterned dress before staring straight at the camera and flashing her wide smile.
Elsewhere in the episode, Tiffany noted that her daughter has "a ton" of hair and also shared that she "did have heartburn" during her pregnancy. Gayle additionally celebrated cooing Gia "talking to" her.
The new outing also saw the journalist asking Gia about her famous dad, "What's your favorite Robert De Niro movie? Which one do you like?" To the question, Tiffany jokingly answered for Gia, "The one in the delivery room where I'm the star."
In the episode, Tiffany admitted that she was diagnosed with Bell's palsy after giving birth to Gia, her first child with the Oscar-winning actor, in April. The martial artist said that her "tongue felt strange" before other symptoms started emerging. "It felt a little tingly - just starting to get a little bit numb. Then I realized my face just felt weird. I didn't know what the feeling was that I was having," she said.
She additionally noticed changes in the way her face appeared. "I looked in the mirror when I got home. It was like everything was starting to just fall down on itself. Like my face is melting on itself," she said.
The symptoms began to worsen "a week after giving birth" and she ended seeking medical attention. "I called my doctor and I said I was trying to eat. I wanted to put just a fork of food in my mouth, and everything came out. I couldn't eat. Then I was starting to slur," she recalled. "They put me to go right to the hospital, admitted me and I lost all facial function the minute I got into the hospital."