Robert De Niro hit the headlines for reasons unrelated to his acting career earlier this year when it was revealed that he had become a father again at the age of 80.

De Niro and his partner Tiffany Chen welcomed a daughter, Gia, six months ago, making it the actor's seventh child in total.

The legendary actor admitted that Chen does most of the work with the new addition to their family.

"[Fatherhood] doesn’t get easier,” he said in a new interview with The Observer. "It is what it is. It’s OK. I mean, I don’t do the heavy lifting. I’m there, I support my girlfriend. But she does the work. And we have help, which is so important."

He added that he approaches fatherhood from a different perspective with each of his children from different relationships; Drena (52), Raphael (46), twins Julian and Aaron (27), Elliot (25) and Grace (11) as well as 6-month-old Gia.

“With a baby, it’s different to with my 11-year-old. My adult children. My grandchildren. It’s all different,” he said. "Well, I don’t talk to the adult children the way I talk to my baby. Or the way I speak to my 11-year-old - though she’s pretty smart."

De Niro isn't the only high-profile older actor to welcome a new baby this year; his 'Heat' co-star Al Pacino (83) also became a father again when he welcomed his son Roman with 29-year-old girlfriend Noor Alfallah in June. Pacino has three adult kids.