Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara Name Their Child After River Phoenix

Brenda Watkins
September 29, 2020

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The couple has reportedly named their son after Phoenix's late older brother, actor River Phoenix, who passed away in 1993 at the age of 23 of a drug overdose.

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"He just got a baby, by the way, a attractive son called River, so he can not promote it now", he said, following the screening of the Phoenix-directed black and white documentary Gunda.

Kossakovsky is director of "Gunda", a film produced by Phoenix that has no dialogue and focuses on a mother pig, or sow, named Gunda who lives on a farm in Norway, caring for her babies.

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Congratulations are in order, Oscar-winner Joaquin Pheonix and fiance, Rooney Mara, have become parents to a baby boy!

A video of Victor Kossakovsky talking about Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara's baby at the Zurich Film Festival is also doing the rounds on the Internet.

"He just got a baby, by the way, his name was ... a handsome son called River, so he can not promote it now", Victor said while explaining Joaquin's absence from the screening. They quoted a source as saying: "Rooney is about six months along". But they didn't started dating in 2016. By May of 2019, Mara was spotted with a massive ring on that finger, leading to reports that the couple had gotten engaged.

The pair is notoriously private about their relationship.

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