Robert De Niro really knows how to pacify everyone around here when he is acting on the screen, however, his marriage of 21 years to Grace Hightower fell apart when we least expected it.
The 75-year-old actor and longtime spouse Grace, 63, have two children together but the split was inevitable since both of them are going through major transitions in their personal and professional lives, which put a strain on the relationship and forced them to part ways.
This is not the first time the couple went their separate ways. The couple got married in 1997 ended up breaking up after two years into the union. However, the arrangement took time to finalize, and the two eventually got back together in 2004 with a surprise vow-renewal ceremony. The couple said ‘I do’ to each other in front of a star-studded crowd including Meryl Streep and Martin Scorsese.
When it comes to his relationship, De Niro is notoriously silent and private, but he was always talking about his son Elliot’s autism that is linked to vaccinations. Still wondering what led to this divorce…there was more to the marriage coming to an end.
Sources revealed that Hightower was controlling; she controlled his finances and film production company. The source added that Grace micromanaged Robert and he deserves a medal for putting up with it for so long.