Monday, May 27, 2024

Robert DeNiro and Grace Hightower, Wife of 20 Years, Split, Announcement Forthcoming


It’s always sad when two people break up, especially if you like them each a lot.

Robert DeNiro has apparently split from his wife of 20 years, Grace Hightower. Page Six’s Ian Mohr broke the story after cleverly deducing that they were no longer attending events together.

I guess the tip off came last night when Grace didn’t appear the museum tribute to Martin Scorsese with DeNiro. I actually ran into Grace with a girlfriend (the old kind, a friend) on November 7th at the opening of the new CMX CineCafe on the Upper East Side. That was two weeks ago, and our conversation was pleasant as ever. She’s a lovely lady.

The couple has two children– Elliott, 20, and Helen Grace, who is just six years old. DeNiro has twins with Toukie Smith– Aaron and Julian, 23, a son Raphael with actress Dianne Abbott, who is one of the city’s best known realtors; and a stepdaughter with Abbott, Dreena.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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