This is their first child, and though the “Joker” star and his fiancee Rooney reportedly welcomed the baby boy a month ago, they have not officially announced the birth of their child.
Director Victor Kossakovsky shared the news at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival after a screening of the film “Gunda”, executive-produced by Phoenix. During an interaction over the weekend, the filmmaker was asked how he got Phoenix involved in the documentary film. The director said: “He just got a baby by the way… A beautiful son called River.”
Joaquin‘s brother River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in October of 1993, reports dailymail.co.uk.