Kossakovy was speaking in a question-and-answer session with journalists at the Zurich Film Festival on Sunday September 27.
Discussing the new movie, Gunda, of which Phoenix was the executive producer, Kossakovy said, “He just had a baby by the way, his name was… a beautiful son called River. “
River was the name of Joaquin’s late brother, who died at the age of 23 in October 1993.
Phoenix is said to be engaged to fellow actor Rooney Mara since last year. Although the couple have not confirmed the engagement themselves.
In 2019, Phoenix a dit Vanity Fair magazine: “She’s the only girl I’ve ever looked for on the internet… we’re just friends, email friends. I had never done that. I have never searched for a girl online.
They confirmed they were still a couple at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 when they sat down together and held hands.
And at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019, accepting his Tribute Actor Award, Phoenix gave Mara a bit of a weird cry, saying, “One last thing – somewhere here, I don’t know where is. a dirty dragon, and I want to rip off her wings, tie a blanket and sleep with her forever. I love you. Thank you. “
Reports they were expecting a baby circulated earlier in 2020, but none commented on the news, keeping a low profile at home in Los Angeles.
The couple are both vegan and animal rights activists. They have previously been pictured participating in animal rights protests.
Phoenix has previously joked about his engagement with his yoga instructor. In 2014 he said Hello america: “I think my life is so boring and it seemed like something exciting to talk about and I wanted the audience to like me.
“They really like people to get married. I can get engaged again, if you want.
Kossakovy has not confirmed the baby’s date of birth.