Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have reportedly welcomed their first child, and have given him a name with a very special meaning.
Director Victor Kossakovsky announced the news at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival, stating that Mara had given birth to a son last month.
They’ve named him River after Phoenix’s famous brother who died in 1993.
“He just got a baby, by the way, his name was… a beautiful son called River, so he cannot promote it now,” Victor said while explaining Joaquin‘s absence from the event.
“When I think about it, River introduced me to every experience that helped to form the direction I took in my life. He was always encouraging me and sharing everything he had.” — Joaquin Phoenix pic.twitter.com/BvbdyDwOXj
— The River Phoenix Gallery (@phoenixsgallery) September 28, 2020
The couple first met on the set of the 2013 film ‘Her’ but didn’t start dating until 2016 after filming ‘Mary Magdalene’. They got engaged last year.
Congratulations to the couple!