Diahnne Abbott

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Actor (1945)
Thu Dec 24 2020
By   Binish

Quick Timeline Of Diahnne Abbott

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Husband : Robert De Niro
Diahnne Abbott married to Robert De Niro 1976 and divorce in 1988

Most people know Robert De Niro for his professional achievements, perhaps shading his personal life.  

You may have heard more about Grace Hightower, his second wife. Yes, Hightower is his second wife. Previously, De Niro was married to Diahnne Abbot from 1976 to 1988. 

Thinking, who is Diahnne Abbott? What is she famous for? Read on to find about her.

Taxi Driver's Actor Diahnne Abbott: Career Highlights

First of all, Diahnne Abbott is a talented American actress turned singer, and of course, she is the first wife of two Academy Awards winner, Robert De Niro. 

Although having a legendary husband, Abbott did not let her ex-husband's fame shade her talent. She managed to make herself an independent and prominent personality.  

Diahnne made her debut in the entertainment industry in 1976 through the psychological thriller movie Taxi Driver. She played a minor role of Concession Girl in the movie. Though a small role, her performance in the movie is what made her the Diahnne Abbott. 

Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver

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Not to mention, Robert De Niro and Diahnne Abbot met each other on the movie sets of Taxi Driver. 

Besides that, she is famous for her appearance in movies and TV series like The King of Comedy, Love Streams, New York, New York, and Crime Story

Recently, she has not been active in the movie industry. She last appeared in the 2013 film James Abbot Is Gone. 

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Diahnne Abbott? 

As per several sources, Diahnne Abbott is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million in 2020. She primarily made her fortune from her acting career. 

The same source cited that Abbott received a hefty undisclosed sum in alimony and divorce settlement from her ex-husband Robert De Niro. 

Speaking of which, her former spouse De Niro has a net worth of $500 million. 

Diahnne Abbott is Robert De Niro's Divorcee: Personal Life

Keeping the best part for the last, let's discuss the love story of the former couple, Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro. 

As aforementioned, the former and latter met on the Taxi Driver movie sets in 1976. 

Soon, they started dating and later married on 28 April 1976. De Niro adopted Abbott's daughter Drena from her previous relationship. A year later, in 1977, the two welcomed a boy baby, Raphael. 

Diahnne Abbott and her ex-husband Robert De Niro
Diahnne Abbott and her ex-husband Robert De Niro

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At the time of their marriage, Diahnne and Robert lived in a Bel Air condo. Soon, her husband started gaining fame, and they moved out. 

Soon, their relationship turned sour as Diahnne's husband shared extra-marital affairs. In 1982, he was found in a romantic relationship with Helena Springs. They even shared a child, daughter Nina, born on 1 July 1982. Later in 1992, it was exposed that De Niro was not the biological father. 

Amongst the news, in 1988, Diahnne and Robert got divorced after 12 years of their married life. 

After her divorce, Diahnne Abbott led a single life. While her ex-partner Robert De Niro walked down the aisle with Grace Hightower on 17 June 1997. 

Short Bio

Diahnne Abbott was born on 1 May 1945 in New York, the United States. 

As of 2020, she is 75 years old and holds an American nationality. She belongs to Afro-American ethnical background.

She is 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) tall and weighs around 141 pounds (63.9 kg). 

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