Actor Joaquin Phoenix and his fiancée, actor Rooney Mara, 35, are now the parents of the firstborn son. The happy baby news has been confirmed by the couple’s friend, the director Viktor Kossakovsky. He apologized at the Zurich Film Festival for not being able to market the Gunda documentary to a colleague Phoenix.

– She just had a baby. And by the way, his name is …, a beautiful boy called River. So that’s why Phoenix can’t market the film now, Kossakovsky muttered.

Parents have not announced the birth of their child themselves.

According to the director, the boy has already been given a name. He bears the first name of his late uncle. Phoenix’s big brother, actor River Phoenix, died at the age of 23 in front of a nightclub overdose. The year was 1993.

Phoenix touched touchingly on his brother in an interview in January. Phoenix said his big brother said that one day Joaquin would become a successful actor and that he should embrace the profession.

In 2019, Phoenix starred in the Joker film, for which he was awarded both the Best Male Lead Oscar and the Best Male Lead at the Golden Globe.

Phoenix and Rooney became acquainted with the filming of Her in 2013. Since then, they have starred in many films together. The couple have been together since 2016 and confirmed their engagement last year.

Source: Sky News