Former “227” Actress Had Twin Kids With Legendary White Actor Most Would Never Expect
Remember the tall, beautiful actress/former model, Toukie Smith? She played “Eva,” the neighbor with the high pitched voice on “227?” Well it’s been a few decades since most of us have last seen Toukie and little did many know, she has two adult children (twins to be exact) from her years-long relationship with one of the most iconic White actors in Hollywood…and Laaaaawd, wait until you see who he is…
MEET THE FATHER OF TOUKIE SMITH’S TWINS
Actor Robert De Niro is the father of Toukie Smith’s twin sons! Ain’t that something? Toukie and Robert dated from approximately 1988 to 1996. They’re twins were born in 1995. There were some very sad times that Toukie experienced during their relationship. See their twin sons, Julian Henry De Niro and Aaron Kendrick De Niro and the tough times Toukie revealed>>>
The photo above is from a few years back, but it’s the most recent pics of Robert De Niro and Toukie Smith’s kids, whom they otherwise shield away from the spotlight. The twins are now 23years old and their journey to get here didn’t come without struggles for De Niro and Toukie>>>
TOUKIE & ROBERT DE NIRO SADLY LOST 1ST BABY TO MISCARRIAGE
Within three consecutive years from 1986, 1987, and 1988, Toukie lost three of the most important people in her life- her mother to liver cirrhosis; her brother/popular multi-millionaire fashion designer, Willi Smith to AIDS; and she and Robert De Niro’s first child together from a miscarriage- in that order.
After Toukie’s brother (pictured above with Toukie) died of AIDS, she and De Niro were 100% dedicated to using their popularity to raise money and awareness about the disease, but that’s also when she miscarried their child:
Via People Magazine, 1989: In June 1988, while making a panel for the national AIDS quilt in her brother’s memory, Smith suffered her miscarriage. “I was under a lot of stress from my mother’s and Willi’s deaths,” says Toukie. “I realized though, there’s a time and a place for everything, and this was God’s way of telling me that this was neither the time nor the place to have a child.”
Thankfully Toukie and Robert were later blessed with their twin sons whom they love more than life itself.
After the early 90s, Toukie shied away from the limelight. After fame, she opened restaurants in New York, NY called Toukie’s Restaurant and she also had a catering delivery service called Toukie’s Sweets (which she’d started in the late 80s).