Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen Celebrate Pride Month at N.Y.C. Gala

De Niro and Chen celebrate Pride Month at NYC’s Jim Owles Gay Pride Gala

Tiffany Chen and Robert De Niro on June 26. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, SHAREIF ZIYADAT / SPLASHNEWS.COM)
Tiffany Chen and Robert De Niro on June 26. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, SHAREIF ZIYADAT / SPLASHNEWS.COM)

Robert De Niro and his longtime girlfriend Tiffany Chen recently celebrated Pride Month by attending the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club’s annual Gay Pride Gala and awards ceremony in New York City.

The event took place on Wednesday, June 26, at the Hard Rock Cafe in midtown Manhattan. De Niro, 80, was a keynote speaker and honoree at the gala, with the Rev. Al Sharpton presenting him with an award.

De Niro and Chen were all smiles as they attended the event, marking a significant moment in the city’s Pride Month celebrations.

The couple posed for photos with other attendees, including the organization’s president Allen Roskoff. The gala was not just a celebration of Pride but also a political fundraiser, drawing notable figures from various fields.

The event’s website listed other honorees, including New York Governor Kathy Hochul, singer Marilyn Maye, Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, and journalists and writers Mickey Boardman and Michael Musto. The evening highlighted the contributions of these individuals to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

De Niro and Chen’s appearance at the gala comes shortly after they attended a Chanel dinner at the 2024 Tribeca Festival.

Tiffany Chen, Allen Roskoff and Robert De Niro on June 26. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, SHAREIF ZIYADAT / SPLASHNEWS.COM)
Tiffany Chen, Allen Roskoff and Robert De Niro on June 26. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, SHAREIF ZIYADAT / SPLASHNEWS.COM)

De Niro, a co-founder of the festival, played a significant role in this year’s event, which included a special convention called De Niro Con.

The convention celebrated his illustrious career, featuring screenings of some of his classic films and personal anecdotes from his time in the film industry.

De Niro and Chen’s relationship dates back to 2015 when they met on the set of his movie The Intern. However, their romantic involvement wasn’t publicly acknowledged until August 2021, when they were spotted vacationing together in France.

The couple shares a 14-month-old daughter, Gia Virginia Chen De Niro, born on April 6, 2023. Gia is De Niro’s seventh child, adding to his large and diverse family.

De Niro’s other children include daughter Drena, 56, and son Raphael, 47, with his first wife, Diahnne Abbott. He also has twin sons Julian and Aaron, 28, with former girlfriend Toukie Smith, and son Elliot, 26, and daughter Helen Grace, 12, with ex-wife Grace Hightower.

De Niro has openly discussed the challenges and joys of parenting across different stages of his life. In a recent interview on the Today show, he shared insights into how his parenting style has evolved, noting the unique joys of raising a young child again.

The gala and De Niro Con reflect De Niro’s ongoing engagement with both his professional endeavors and personal passions. His commitment to the arts, social causes, and his family remains evident as he continues to make impactful contributions on various fronts.

Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JOHNS PKI/SPLASHNEWS.COM)
Robert De Niro and Tiffany Chen. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JOHNS PKI/SPLASHNEWS.COM)

Looking ahead, De Niro has several upcoming projects. According to his IMDb page, he is set to appear in two movies scheduled for release by the end of the year.

He recently starred alongside Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne in the dramedy Ezra, which hit theaters at the end of May. De Niro’s diverse roles and enduring presence in the film industry highlight his versatility and dedication to his craft.

As De Niro and Chen celebrated Pride Month at the Jim Owles Gay Pride Gala, their presence underscored the importance of supporting LGBTQ+ rights and recognizing the contributions of those who advocate for equality.

The event was a reminder of the ongoing efforts needed to promote inclusivity and acceptance in all areas of society.

De Niro’s involvement in such events, coupled with his continuous work in the film industry, demonstrates his multifaceted influence and commitment to making a positive impact. Whether through his acting or his advocacy, De Niro’s contributions remain significant and far-reaching.

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