Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara welcome a baby boy named River — after actor's late brother

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The "Mary Magdalene" co-stars have welcomed their first child together — and the baby boy is named after the his late brother, River Phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, at the 2020 Oscars, have given their baby boy a sentimental name. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix have welcomed their first child together — and the baby boy is named after the Joker actor's late brother, River Phoenix.

Director Viktor Kosakovskiy revealed at the news Sunday at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival Sunday. He was asked about Joaquin's involvement as an executive producer on his new documentary, Gunda.

"He just got a baby by the way," Kosakovskiy said. "A beautiful son called River."

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

Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to a rep for the notoriously private couple, co-stars in Mary Magdalene and Her, who started dating in 2016 and became engaged in 2019, and we will update this story if we…
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