November 21, 2018 11:32 am

Robert De Niro, Grace Hightower split after 21 years of marriage

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower attend the premiere of 'The Fourth Estate' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 28, 2018 in New York City.

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Robert De Niro has split from his wife, Grace Hightower, after 21 years of marriage.

De Niro, 75, married Hightower, 63, in 1997 after dating for 10 years. They share two children, Elliott, 20, and Helen Grace, 6.

This isn’t the first time the couple has split up. They separated briefly in 1999 and De Niro filed for divorce and engaged in a custody dispute over their son, Elliott.

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The divorce was never finalized and De Niro and Hightower renewed their vows in November 2004.

The pair were last seen together on the red carpet in June when they attended the 72nd Annual Tony Awards in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 10: Grace Hightower and Robert De Niro pose backstage during the 72nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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De Niro has four other children: daughter Drena, 47, and son Raphael, 42 with former wife Diahnne Abbott. He is also father to 23-year-old twin sons Julian and Aaron, with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.

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