Chen recently welcomed a baby girl with Robert De Niro
Tiffany Chen is opening up about a scary postpartum health complication that happened after giving birth to her baby with Robert De Niro in April.
In a Thursday preview of her interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings (which will air in full on Friday), Chen, 45, reveals that shortly after welcoming daughter Gia Virginia, she began having postpartum complications. and was eventually diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.
“When I got home, I started to feel like…my tongue was weird,” she says.
“It was a little tingle, I was just starting to get a little numb. And then I realized my face was just weird. I didn’t know what the feeling was like. It was weird.”
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“Does it look different to you? Your face when you looked in the mirror? King asks Chen. “Yeah,” she replies.
“When I got home, it was like everything was starting to fall on itself. Like my face was melting on itself,” says Chen. “And then a week after giving birth, that’s when it all happened. And I called my doctor, and I was trying to eat.”
She continues, “I went and put a fork of food in my mouth and it all came out. I couldn’t eat. And then I started slurring. So I said, ‘There’s really something going on here. ‘ “
Chen was immediately told, “’Go straight to the hospital.’ [The hospital] admitted me. And I lost all facial function the minute I walked into the hospital,” she says.
De Niro, 79, and Chen first sparked dating rumors with an outing filled with PDAs. The couple met years before while filming a movie together in 2015. Chen, a martial arts instructor, played a role in the project. Traineewhich starred De Niro.
In May, De Niro revealed he had welcomed a seventh baby during an interview with AND Canada while discussing parenthood and her most recent film, About my father. Players About my father Costar Kim Cattrall confirmed shortly after welcoming the child with girlfriend Chen.
For the full interview, tune in to CBS Mornings Friday, July 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET.
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