Oscar winner Joaquin Pheonix and actor Rooney Mara, became parents to a baby boy, their first child together.
The couple has named their son after Phoenix’s late older brother, actor River Phoenix, who died in 1993 at the age of 23 of a drug overdose.
According to a U.S. magazine, the news was shared by Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky during a Q&A at the 2020 Zurich festival on Sunday, post the screening of his documentary Gunda , executive produced by Pheonix.
“He just got a baby, by the way, his name was a gorgeous son called River, so he cannot sell now,” Kossakovsky said when quizzed about the Joker star.
It was confirmed in May that Mara, 35, and Phoenix, 45, expect their first child together.
The couple met in 2016 on the sets of Mary Magdalene , during which Mara played the name part alongside Phoenix as Jesus. They started dating soon after and made their red carpet debut at the closing ceremony of Cannes festival 2017. Months later, Phoenix confirmed in an interview that they were cohabitation within the Hollywood Hills.
The duo got engaged last year in July.