Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix Named Their Baby After His Late Brother & We’re Crying

Jason Pham
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A beautiful tribute. Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix’s baby is named after his late brother, River Phoenix. Director Victor Kossakovsky, who worked with Joaquin on the 2020 documentary Gunda, confirmed that the couple welcomed their first child at a Q&A at the Zurich Film Festival on Sunday, September 25.

“He just got a baby, by the way, his name was…a beautiful son called River, so he cannot promote it now,” Kossakovsky said, explaining why Joaquin wasn’t there to promote the documentary, which he executive produced.

As fans have noticed, Rooney and Joaquin’s son is named after the Joker star’s late older brother, River, who died in 1993 at the age of 23 from a...

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