Robert De Niro Getting Divorced

Veteran Hollywood actor Robert De Niro has split up with his wife of 20 years, Grace Hightower. A source very close to the family revealed to People.com that they have separated and started to live apart from each other. "Sometimes things don't work out the way you hope or want them to," the source explained. The Taxi Driver actor got hitched to Hightower back in 1997 after the two dated for a decade. They have two children together – 20-year-old boy Elliot, and 6-year-old daughter Helen Grace.

However, long-time fans of the star are not surprised. The two have previously announced their divorce, with De Niro even filing for divorce in 1999. The two got into a heated custody battle over their son, Elliot. But things eventually fixed themselves and the two got back together, with the divorce never being finalized. November 2004 saw the two even renewing their vows with many of their A-list friends in attendance such as Meryl Streep, Ben Stiller, Martin Scorsese, Tom Brokaw, among others.

-Rubaina Bilgrami
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