Robert De Niro splits from wife after 2 decades of marriage

Robert De Niro has split from his wife, Grace Hightower, to whom he was married for the past twenty years.

The couple had previously filed for divorce back in 1999, but the divorce was never finalized because they were able to talk things through.

The pair is no longer living together and the actor has appeared solo at several events, which didn't happen when they were together.

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According to the news outlet, the couple had been going through a rough time since the end of summer, which ultimately led to the split.

De Niro and Hightower, who was once a flight attendant, met in 1987 while she was working at the famous Mr. Chow restaurant, in London.

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TWO DECADES OF SIDE BY SIDE

The couple tied the knot in 1997 after spending 10 years dating and share two children: 20-year-old son Elliott and 6-year-old daughter Helen Grace.

They renewed their vows in 2004 after talks of divorce, in front of friends such as Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Ben Stiller.

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DE NIRO'S CHILDREN

Their last public appearance was back in June when they attended the 72nd Annual Tony Awards in New York City.

De Niro is embracing every moment. Even though his 20-year-old marriage has come to an end, the 75-year-old still has his children to worry about

Not just Elliott and Helen Grace, but also Drena, 47, Raphael, 42, and the 23-year-old twins Julian and Aaron, all from past relationships.

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THE BOMB EPISODE

Apart from splitting from his wife, De Niro was one of three people – including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton – to receive a suspicious package in the mail.

The packages were believed to be explosive devices and they were sent to several individuals, curiously all prominent Democrats and some of Donald Trump's greatest opponents.

Fortunately, nothing bad happened to those who received the packages.

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