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Joaquin Phoenix Named His Newborn Son After His Late Brother River Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix Named His Newborn Son After His Late Brother River Phoenix

Grab your tissues, because this news about Joaquin Phoenix‘s newborn son is going to make you emotional!

The 45-year-old Oscar-winning actor just welcomed his first child into the world with longtime love Rooney Mara and they named their son after someone very special.

Joaquin and Rooney‘s newborn child is reportedly named River, after his late brother River Phoenix, who passed away in 1993 from a drug overdose.

Director Victor Kossakovsky revealed the happy baby news at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival over the weekend during a Q&A session with the audience following a screening of Gunda. Joaquin is an executive producer on the film.

“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 screening.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Click through the gallery for photos of Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara together through the years…

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Credit: George Rose, Kevork Djansezian; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Rooney Mara

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