Robert De Niro

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Actor/Producer/Director (1943)
Thu May 27 2021
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Relationship Timeline Of Robert De Niro

Wife : Grace Hightower
Robert De Niro Married To Grace Hightower In 1997
Ex-wife : Diahnne Abbott
Robert De Niro Married To Diahnne Abbott In 1976 And Divorced In 1988

When it comes to Hollywood Industry, only a handful of actors have established themselves as legends. And Robert De Niro is one of those actors who is respected by his colleagues and all generation. Robert is the greatest actor of his era along with a few other actors such as Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, etc.

Being a recipient of several prestigious awards, De Niro is best known for his movies such as The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Heat, etc. Through his 57 years of professional acting, Robert achieved such stardom which only a few actors are lucky to see. Now, let's know about his latest news, projects, and personal life.

21 Years of Marriage ended in Divorce

The 77-year-old actor has been married twice and has six children from three different women, two of them being his ex-wife. First of all, let's know what happened with his second marriage which ended in 2018. Robert was married to Grace Hightower, an actress, singer, philanthropist, and socialite.

Robert De Niro and his ex-wife, Grace Hightower.
Image: Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower ended their 21 years of marriage in 2018.
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They first met at Mr. Chow, an upscale London Chinese restaurant in 1987. The place is also known for celebrity hangouts. At the time, Grace was working there and she began dating De Niro. After ten years of relationship, Robert and Grace married in 1997. Their son, Elliot De Niro was born in 1998, but a year later, Robert filed for divorce and they began living separately.

After a short time, the couple resolved their issues and renewed their vows in 2004. In 2011, they welcomed their daughter, Helen Grace De Niro via surrogate. Unfortunately, Robert and his wife of 21 years, Grace divorced in December 2018. On February 14, 2020, the former spouses reached a child-custody agreement regarding their daughter.

Hightower wanted half of Robert's Wealth

In mid-2019, Grace Hightower filed some paperwork required during their ongoing divorce. The legal filing showed some of the intimate details regarding their finances and assets. As per Grace's filing, Robert's fortune is at least $500 million. Despite a 2004 prenup agreement, Hightower demanded half of her ex-husband's net worth which is $250 million.

Grace Hightower demanded half of Robert De Niro's wealth.
Image: Grace Hightower reportedly asked for her ex-husband's half fortune which would be $250 million.
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The couple's 2004 prenup stated that Grace would be paid $1 million as alimony, a $6 million apartment, $500,000 cash, and half of the value of their primary residence. After knowing Robert's actual wealth, Grace filed motions asking for 50% of her ex's wealth.

In July 2020, Grace filed a complaint against Robert saying that he cut her monthly allowance from $100,000 down to $50,000. Later, the judge ordered the actor to pay the full sum.

First Marriage to Diahnne Abbott

Robert's first wife was Diahnne Abbott, an actress, and singer. The two first met while filming Taxi Driver, where Abbott played a supporting role. They got married in 1976 and welcomed a son named, Raphael. He is a real estate broker and former actor.

Robert De Niro with his first wife, Diahnne Abbott.
Image: Robert and his first wife, Diahnne Abbott.
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De Niro also adopted, Drena, Abbott's daughter from her previous relationship. Drena is an actress and filmmaker. After 12 years of marital relationship, Robert and Diahnne parted their ways.

Dated Toukie Smith

After his first divorce, Robert began dating, Toukie Smith, an actress, and model. They remained as long-term partners from 1988-1996.

Robert De Niro with Toukie Smith.
Image: Robert dated actress and model, Toukie Smith from 1988-1996.
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They welcomed twin sons, Aaron Kendrick De Niro and Julian Henry De Niro in 1995. However, the kids were conceived by in vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother.

Robert De Niro Net Worth

The actual net worth of Mr. Robert De Niro is over $500 million, as per his ex-wife, Grace's legal filing. Further, her lawyer once revealed that De Niro made $300 million since 2004 through his businesses and movies. Actress, Jennifer Lawrence also has a huge net worth. Now, let's break down his earnings.

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How De Niro accumulated a half-billion-dollar fortune? Well, the actor earned a majority of his wealth from his movies and his Nobu sushi chain. Robert is also known for his frequent collaborations with Martin Scorsese.

He owns a series of Nobu restaurants and hotels. Also, he is a stakeholder in Paradise Found Nobu Resort. Now, let's see some of his movies' box-office collections.

YearMoviesBox-Office Collection
1973Mean Streets$3 million
1974The Godfather Part II$48 million
1976Taxi Driver28.4 million
1980Raging Bull$23.4 million
1987The Untouchables$106.2 million
1990Goodfellas$46.8 million
1995Casino$116.1 million
1995Heat$187.4 million
2012Silver Linings Playbook$236.4 million
2015The Intern$194.6 million
2016Dirty Grandpa$105.2 million
2019Joker$1.074 billion

Now we have looked at some of De Niro's successful movies, we can guess he earned a pretty great amount of cash throughout his career. However, the actor recently stated that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his finance was degrading.

Meanwhile, the Academy Award-winning actor, Robert De Niro's primary residence is in New York. Additionally, he owns several mansions and penthouses.

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