Joaquin Phoenix Names Baby Son River In Memory Of His Late Brother
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The "Joker" star and Rooney Mara have welcomed their first child together.
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named after the actor's late brother, River Phoenix.

While the press-averse couple have yet to formally announce the news, director Victor Kossakovsky, who worked with Joaquin Phoenix on the wordless, black-and-white documentary "Gunda," confirmed the newborn's arrival on Sunday at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival.

"He just got a baby by the way," the director said when asked about the actor at a screening of the film. "A beautiful son called River."

🚨 Viktor Kossakovsky 📽️, Gunda: He just had a baby Boy who's Called River. ( about Joaquin) — Max California's Lover (@Paula_FlorV) September 27, 2020

River Phoenix died in 1993 of a drug overdose at age 23 at the height of his fame after starring in films like "Stand By Me" and…
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