Remember Eva from '227'? She has twin sons with Robert De Niro but lost 3 important people

Ksenia Novikova
Aug 07, 2018
03:54 P.M.
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- Toukie Smith is more commonly known for portraying the role of Eva in the 80s NBC sitcom '227.'

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- What you probably didn't know about the actress is that she has twin sons with Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro and they went through hard times before they were blessed with children.

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Celebritist learned Toukie Smith went through some hard times before having her twin sons with Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro.

We bring you this report on Robert De Niro and Toukie Smith's struggle with the help of an article published by I Love Old School Music two years ago.

Doris A. Smith, better known as Toukie Smith, is a 62-year-old model and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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She was born in Pennsylvania to a factory worker and a butcher and had two brothers, Norman Smith and famous fashion designer Willi Smith.

Toukie Smith started her career in the ‘70s as a model for brands such as Versace, Thierry Mugler, and Chanel.

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From 1989 to 1990, she became part of NBC's sitcom '227,' a series starring Marla Gibbs who portrayed the role of Mary Jenkins, a sharp-tongued housewife.

Toukie played Eva Rawley, Mary Jenkins’ neighbor.

The actress was in a long-term relationship with Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro.

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The couple had twin sons in 1995 via a surrogate.

They chose to use a surrogate since Toukie had trouble conceiving children by herself.

She suffered a miscarriage and lost her first child with the famous actor.

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Before her miscarriage, she had previously lost her mother who had liver cirrhosis and her brother, who passed away from AIDS.

Her tragic story has a happy ending, seeing how her twins were born healthy and recently turned 23 years old.

What do you think about Toukie Smith's story?

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