Vincent Cassel, 52, welcomed his third child, a daughter named Amazonie

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Last year, Vincent Cassel married a young model named Tina Kunakey. He was 51 at the time, and Tina was 21. They had been dating since she was 19 or 20. As it turns out, Tina probably got pregnant on their honeymoon. They announced the pregnancy at the end of 2018, and now they’ve welcomed a baby. Congrats to them – and Vincent ended up with another daughter! He’s already dad to two daughters from his marriage to Monica Bellucci. And now he has his third girl: Amazonie. Amazonie Cassel.

Vincent Cassel is a father for third time. The French Black Swan actor, 52, and his wife, 22-year-old French model Tina Kunakey, are the proud parents of a new baby girl, he announced Friday. Sharing the news on Instagram, Cassel posted a photo of a rainforest waterfall alongside the phrase, “Amazonie est née ❤️ (Amazonie is born).”

The child’s name is seemingly a tribute to Brazil, where the spouses reside part of the year.

The couple, who have been together since 2016, were married in an intimate ceremony in Bidart, France, last August. Kunakey’s pregnancy was confirmed on Jan. 1, by the couple on social media.

[From People]

I mean… I like the idea of making a reference to Brazil, rather than just having the name be something impossibly French. But Amazonie? I’m sure it sounds different when Vincent is saying it with a French accent, because it sounds terrible with my American accent. I’m pronouncing it as Ama-ZONE-y. It’s probably softer though? Ama-zahn-nee maybe? His other daughters are named Deva and Léonie. Does Amazonie fit with those names? Ah, well. Congrats to the happy family and I hope Tina isn’t like “why did I settle down with this old guy” in two years’ time.

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  1. SJR says:

    He is not aging well. Tina is gorgeous.
    Just how famous/successful is he? I know him as Monica Bellucis Ex-husband and the Oceans movies.
    30 year age difference? I dunno, not for me.

    • Lisa says:

      I think he comes from a wealthy family??

    • minx says:

      Yes, and 52 is not that old. He looks 20 years older. Smoking and drinking, I imagine, and no body fat.

    • Tanguerita says:

      no fool like an old fool 🙁 That being said, Cassel has been one of the most prolific and popular French actors of his generation for give or take three decades. And no, he doesn’t come from money, his parents were/are journalists, as far as i know.

      • theothercleo says:

        His father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, was one of the most famous and respected actors in France until his death about ten years ago. Vincent’s siblings, who are also actors and musicians have openly discussed their privileged upbringing (growing up in a very posh neighbourhood,etc…). So yes, he comes from money.

      • Tanguerita says:

        Oh!Didn’t know that, thanks.

  2. Sparker says:

    yeah, she’s totally out of his league but she doesn’t know it… yet.

  3. Kitten says:

    I mean, to each their own but some of those IG photos and videos are awkward AF. She looks like she wants to get away from him.

  4. Sam says:

    He looks like a character from a Hammer horror film.

  5. Michael says:

    I take it that he and Monica no longer communicate? Has he done a Tom Cruise with his other daughter’s?

  6. DaggerIsle says:

    It sounds ridiculous in French.

    Also maybe I’m overreaching but it sounds very deliberately ‘exotic’ in a generic way. It feels a bit Bond- girlish.
    And as for the Brazilian connection, Cassel and his wife have a flat in a very posh neighbourhood in Rio- nowhere near the Amazon.

    • Snowslow says:

      Well, its sounds like the place in French and it’s a nice enough sounding word. It’s always awkward when people are given names of places. A friend of mine is called Africa, for instance and a kid’s friend is called India. Neither of them have any connection to the continent or country. It just sounded exotic, which to me is borderline fetichism.

  7. minx says:

    All I can see when I look at that wedding dress are bewbs.

    • Lisa says:

      All I see is how stunning her skin looks against the white of the dress. That is a very WHITE dress.

      she is gorgeous. He is average with great eyes. – The baby I have no doubt is gorgeous.

    • Amanduh says:

      All I can think when I hear Amazonie is Amazon Prime. Poor kid. Poor wife too after reading the comments here about his racist weird comments.

  8. Other Renee says:

    She’s gorgeous, 22, married to a guy who could be her grandpa and has an infant (who they saddled with a stupid name). How long before she realizes she’s too young to have lost her freedom? I’m sure she loves them both but I don’t see it lasting.

  9. appleminis says:

    He really is disturbing. In an interview to Marie-Claire some years ago, he said that he had the “jungle fever”, meaning he was only attracted to black women. Then he said that he was “specialised” in Asian Women and then the Arabic women.

    So, him marrying Tina, then calling their daughter Amazonie is so gross.

    You can read the fgull interview here (if you read french) :,rencontre-avec-vincent-cassel,20178,383664.asp

    • Snowslow says:

      Oh god the misogyny of this interview and the ego of the man…
      I hate it when men self-describe as dogs who have reproductive impulses, as if us women couldn’t say the same thing: *in a tiny ingénue voice* “It’s not my fault I was built to have babies so I chase men”… Honestly it gives me hives to read these things.

    • theothercleo says:

      I had never read the whole interview (I only knew of the “jungle fever” and the fetishisation part) and OF COURSE he talks about meeting a man in his 80’s who was married with a 35 years old and had two kids with her. I also love that he describes himself as “jealous” and say that he can become “dangerous” if another man shows interest for his wife but admits that “he watches women” and that it makes him “cheerful”. Not to mention the whole “all man are dogs, myself included” thing.

    • DaggerIsle says:

      Gosh I remember reading that exact same interview when it came out and being surprised Marie Claire were so enthralled by him.
      I hate men who see themselves as ‘male’, and define themselves as lovers of women- it’s so dismissive.
      Like all women are the same.

      • Anna says:

        yeah, I stupidly fell for an older man who talked like that, he was so deeply immature but constantly boasting of how he was a champion for women and especially those with children. F-ing a-hole. I was just a notch in his belt and once the fetish of whatever it was the drew him to me wore off, he was onto the next. Took me years to get over because he really matched my desires astrologically (though that doesn’t mean it was a good fit, just that there was zing! pow! stars! but that’s not enough to sustain anything real even if we had both wanted that…)

    • Newbie says:

      Not surprising that he’s a misogynist, after sitting through Irreversible, which was a wafer thin plot wrapped around an unnecessarily long and graphic rape scene I just see garbage when i look at him

  10. Lola Lola3 says:

    Who the hell wears sunglasses in their wedding photos?? Oh wait, a geezer who marries a much much (much) younger girl apparently. Eeek. That seems disrespectful to his new wife that he hides behind sunglasses in a wedding photo.

  11. ? 52 ? I would have guessed 80!

    • Starkiller says:

      Yeah, he looks ROUGH. Surprising, since continental European men normally age much better than their American counterparts (due to a far healthier diet and lifestyle). He looks like he’s lived on coffee and cigs for the last 50 years and never heard of suncream.

    • Amanduh says:

      I’d like to add that his head is so weird looking. It looks like the literal human skull with features. Its like theres no skin and fat to fill it out? Does that even make sense? Lol Idk, it just looks weird to me.

    • Dee says:

      No WAY he’s 52! Wonder if he’s terminally ill and promised to leave her all his cash? 😉

  12. Mirage says:

    Maybe because I am French, and I’ve grown up with Cassel’s movies (la Haine, Irreversible, Sur mes Lèvres, Mesrine..), I really see the artist in him. He is so talented and is still good looking.
    That Tina Kunakey is out of his league, I don’t think so. She was never a very well paid model. With him she is getting a lifestyle she could never have afforded.
    As for their baby name? I think it’s fantastic. Maybe because I have the same ethnic background as Kunakey. And wild curly hair, and I could totally name my daughter, due any day now, Amazonie.

  13. Amelie says:

    I think emphasis in French would be on the first syllable not on “zone”: AH-mah-zoh-nee, it’s a very dramatic name for a baby.

    He sounds very controlling which doesn’t bode well. I hope she realizes she can do way better.

  14. Althea says:

    Barely a mention of his original family.

    Soon, I hope society will start recognizing that something is terribly wrong with a middle-aged man who leaves his children and replaces his wife with a 20-year-old he barely knows.

    Many of these guys are not experiencing a “midlife crisis.” They are in the very early stage of frontal lobe dementia, a disorder that doesn’t erase memory but instead destroys empathy and the emotional connection to their family.

    I think so many of these ill men fall for young people because they themselves are growing again again. They are reverting back to the time before their frontal lobe was fully developed.

    Reckless spending, inappropriate relationships, poor judgment and loss of inhibitions are more signs of this disease.

    So many of them start off by buying muscle cars and trendy clothing, furiously working out, getting ugly tattoos and dying their hair. Many self-medicate by drinking excessively or taking drugs. Be aware of early signs.

    • Anna says:

      Wow, this is a lesson. Thanks for sharing. I need to research on what you mention. This is real.