Diahnne Abbott Is Robert De Niro's 1st Wife — See Photos of the Ageless Beauty

Oyin Balogun
Apr 08, 2021
07:40 A.M.
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Diahnne Abbott was once married to popular actor Robert De Niro. But while their marriage did not work out, the actress seems to have hacked the secret to timeless beauty as she remains incredibly gorgeous, even at 75.


As one of the most decorated actors globally, legendary actor Robert De Niro has enjoyed great success in his acting career. But while fans might be familiar with his achievements in Hollywood, not many know about his personal life.

The actor was formerly married to Diahnne Abbott, his first wife with whom he shares two kids. Though now out of the public eye, Abbott, 75, has remained ageless over the years. Read on to see proof of her striking beauty.

Robert De Niro attends the 'Once Upon A Time' Premiere during 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival during at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2012 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images



While Abbott is most famous for her previous marriage to De Niro, the 75-year-old has also made a name for herself as a singer and an actress in Hollywood.

She made her movie debut in 1976 when she acted as an unnamed box office clerk in the film "Taxi Driver." Her first named role came soon after when she was cast in "Welcome to L.A" as receptionist Jeannette Ross.

In subsequent years, Abbott made more movie appearances, though mostly in minor roles. Now in her seventies, the actress is best remembered by fans for her past roles in film and television.



Abbott and De Niro tied the knot in April 1976, shortly after they reportedly met on the set of "Taxi Driver." A few months later, the couple welcomed their only son together, Raphael, in November.

A few months after Abbott's birthday, Drena took a trip down memory lane, sharing some pictures of De Niro and Abbott.

Robert De Niro arrives at the Grand Opening of the new One&Only Cape Town resort on April 2, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images


In addition to Raphael, they are also parents to a daughter Drena whom Abbott welcomed in a previous relationship but was later adopted by De Niro during their marriage.

In 1988, after 12 years together, their union came to an end, and ever since, Abbott has maintained a low profile as she is now hardly seen in public places or at official events.

Robert DeNiro attends Hands Of Stone Premiere With DeLeon Tequila at SVA Theater on August 22, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images



After his marriage to Abbott came to an end, De Niro found love again with another actress — Grace Hightower. The duo eventually tied the knot in 1997.

They welcomed their son Elliot the following year and waited thirteen years before having their daughter Helen Grace via surrogacy in 2011.

However, once again, De Niro's marriage hit the rocks. After over two decades together, the actor and Hightower called it quits and got divorced in 2018. 



Though Abbott has stayed away from the public eye in recent years, her daughter Drena makes sure to remind fans just how beautiful the actress was and still is.

In celebration of International Women's Day last month, Drena shared a lovely picture of herself posing with Abbott. The actress looked ageless in a strapless top, shiny neck jewelry, and a dreaded hairstyle.


In February, Drena shared another photo featuring her parents. Here, Abbott donned a black outfit and a shoulder-length wavy hairstyle. She complimented her natural beauty with subtle makeup and a beautiful smile.

To celebrate Abbott's 75th birthday last May, Drena shared a series of photos showing the actress looking super gorgeous at different times of her life. She accompanied the snapshot with a sweet caption wishing her a happy birthday.


A few months after Abbott's birthday, Drena took a trip down memory lane, sharing some pictures of De Niro and Abbott attending an event together. As always, the actress looked remarkable in a fringed dress and a lovely neckpiece.

Back in 2015, Drena proudly showed off a photo of her mom from what looked like a movie set. The actress rocked a stylish off-shoulder top while rocking her curly hair and bright red lipstick.

Abbott's marriage to De Niro might not have lasted long enough, but it appears that the actress's beauty has decided to remain with her till the end of time.