Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara Opened Up About Their Son River For The First Time

Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara Opened Up About Their Son River For The First Time

    Joaquin Phoenix And Rooney Mara Opened Up About Their Son River For The First Time

    “I hope we will be able to tell him that America unequivocally rejected this cruelty.”

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    an op-ed for People

    A little over a month ago, it was revealed that Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara had welcomed a baby boy, River, into their family. Now, the couple have written an op-ed for People in which they talk about their son for the first time.

    US actor Joaquin Phoenix (R) and US actress Rooney Mara arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020.

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    more than 500 immigrant children have yet to be reunited with their parents

    While addressing last month’s news that more than 500 immigrant children have yet to be reunited with their parents , Phoenix and Mara wrote, “As new parents, it’s unbearable to imagine what it would feel like to have our child taken away from us for a day, let alone years.”

    Rooney Mara (L) and Joaquin Phoenix attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

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    “But that’s the very situation those 545 children and their parents have been living through.”

    “As Americans, it’s our responsibility to continue paying attention to the plight of these families and get answers for why they still have not been located.”

    Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara attend the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures "Joker" on September 28, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

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    “How will it feel to explain to our son, when he asks us about this time and how we treated scared, defenseless children, some of whom may never see their parents again?”

    Rooney Mara (L) and Joaquin Phoenix attend the 'Mary Magdalene' special screening held at The National Gallery on February 26, 2018 in London, England.

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    “For the sake of our nation’s character, I hope we will be able to tell him that America unequivocally rejected this cruelty and demanded that our representatives did everything in their power to find those missing parents.”

    Joaquin Phoenix (L) and Rooney Mara applaud during the Closing Ceremony of the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 28, 2017 in Cannes, France.

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    here

    You can read the entire op-ed here

    Spike Jones, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix attend the photocall of movie Her, presented in compettion at the 8th International Rome Film Festival.

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