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Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Name Their Son “River”

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix (Photo: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com)

(Photo: Debby Wong/Shutterstock.com)

Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky has revealed some beautiful – and emotional – news about Hollywood couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.

Speaking at a Q&A session at the Zurich Film Festival over the weekend, Kossakovsky announced the pair had welcomed their first child together.

“He just got a baby, by the way,” said Kossakovsky, explaining Joaquin’s absence from the festival.

And that wasn’t the only information he shared. Kossakovsky also confirmed the baby’s name:

“His name was…a beautiful son called River.”

The baby is named after River Phoenix,  Joaquin’s brother who died in 1993 at the age of 23.

(Photo: @rooney.mara/Instagram)

The couple has not commented publicly on the birth of their baby.

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