Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower split after 20 years – reports

2018-11-21 09:24

Cape Town - Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower have reportedly separated after more than 20 years together.

Page Six first reported that the couple are no longer living together and are expected to announce their split in the coming weeks.

Sources told the site: “De Niro and Grace are breaking up. He’s been at a few things since the very end of the summer without her — and rumour has it they are done.”

They were last photographed together in public at the Tony Awards in June 2018.


robert de niro, grace hightower

The reported former couple for met and got together in the early 90s in London. They tied the knot in 1997, E! News reports.

Rob and Grace first separated in 1999 when the Meet the Fockers actor filed for divorce and erupted a custody dispute over their son, Elliott, People magazine writes.

They eventually smoothed things over and the divorce was never finalised.

The 75-year-old and the 63-year-old then renewed their vows in 2004 and welcomed their daughter, Helen, via a surrogate in 2011.

Rob has four other children from previous relationships.

During his brief marriage to Diahnne Abbott, he welcomed a son named Raphael and adopted Diahnne’s daughter Drena. He is also the father to twins Aaron Kendrick and Julian Henry, who he had with former model Toukie Smith.

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