logo

Robert De Niro breaks silence on split from wife Grace Hightower after 20 years of marriage

Ra'eesah Manack
Nov 28, 2018
06:59 A.M.

Robert De Niro is breaking his silence after splitting from Grace Hightower whom he was married to for 21 years.

Advertisement

Last week multiple media outlets reported the news. The Hollywood acting legend, Robert De Niro has finally confirmed the couple's separation on Tuesday.

Advertisement

“Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process. I honor Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting.” said De Niro in his statement

Advertisement

The 75 year old actor married 63-year-old Hightower in 1997. They had dated for almost a decade before tying the knot.

Together they have two children together: 20-year-old son Elliott and 6-year-old daughter Helen Grace. The two have separated once before when De Niro filed for divorce in 1999 and engaged into a custody dispute over their son.

Advertisement

However, the pair eventually smoothed things over. They reconciled and the divorce was never finalized.

Following the debacle, the two renewed their vows in November 2004. The ceremony was held in front of an A-list crowd which included Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Ben Stiller, and Tom Brokaw

Advertisement

Unfortunately, the couple has now called it quits again.

Their last public appearance as a couple was in June. They attended the 72nd Annual Tony Awards in New York City. De Niro has always been super private when it comes to his family life but this time he showed his softer side while speaking about his family.

De Niro has also been married to actress Diahnne Abbott from 1976. They divorced in 1988.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Bette Midler’s Spouse of 37 Years Sacrificed His Career for Her after She Proposed in 6 Weeks

February 03, 2022

Tom Selleck Split from 1st Wife Was 'One of the Great Sorrows' in His Life — He Never Planned to Remarry

April 19, 2022

Ted Danson Quit Job after Wife Nearly Died Giving Birth — His Affair with Whoopi Goldberg Ended His Marriage

March 09, 2022

Mel Gibson's Ex & Mom of His Kid Went Bankrupt after He Left ⁠— She Could Not Pay Debts & Had $10 in Cash

March 21, 2022

Chris Rock's Former Wife-Of-19-Years & Mom of His Kids Who He Cheated On with 3 Women

April 05, 2022

Robin Wright Made the Decision to Stop Her Career to Be a Full-Time Mom & Has 'No Regrets' Now

March 23, 2022

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s 4 Kids Believe in Marriage Unlike Their Parents - Meet Their Families

February 07, 2022

Melanie Griffith 'Was Stuck' in Marriage with Antonio Banderas Who 'Will Love' Her until the Day He Dies

May 12, 2022

Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet Are Trying to Fix Their 17-Year Relationship after Split, Report Says

March 03, 2022

Hal Holbrook ‘Couldn’t Stop Watching’ Wife Dixie Having ‘These Big Flirting Scenes’ with ‘The Nicest Fellow'

March 19, 2022

Richard Gere Promised 3rd Wife 'At Least 20 Good Years' Together When He Married Her at 68

May 11, 2022

Ben Affleck Returned J Lo's 'Happiest Times' after Love Fails & Proposed with Bigger Ring than in 2002

April 11, 2022

David Hasselhoff, 69, 'Didn't Think It Was Right to Marry' Hayley Roberts , 42, Who Waited 7 Years for Wedding

March 11, 2022

Brad Pitt's Relationship with Older Kids Is 'Nonexistent' after His Split from Angelina Jolie, Claims Source

May 12, 2022