Robert de Niro, on the brink of ruin
As has happened with many professionals in the world of art and entertainment, the pandemic has hit the career of Robert de Niro, who in recent months has seen many of his projects disappear. This fact, together with the financial problems that his divorce from Grace Hightower is causing him, has put the Hollywood star in a difficult monetary situation.
It was Caroline Krauss, the lawyer of the protagonist of One of Our Own, who has revealed the complicated situation that her defendant goes through. During an online hearing within the divorce process, the lawyer has been very negative about her client's accounts before a Manhattan judge.
"Mr. De Niro is 77 years old, and although he loves his trade, he shouldn't be forced to work at this prodigious rate because he has to. When will that end? When will he have a chance to maybe not take on all the projects he is given? "Or not work six days a week for 12 hours a day just to keep up with Miss Hightower's thirst for Stella McCartney?" he said, referring to his ex-wife's passion for fashion. "De Niro could get sick tomorrow, and the party will be over," were his final blunt words.
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For his part, Hightower's lawyer denies that the actor's situation is as described by Caroline Krauss, and points out that De Niro "earned five million dollars for acting in the successful film The Irishman; he spent 450,000 dollars on a rental of Summer in Amagansett in 2019, she also spent $ 150,000 on a Thanksgiving vacation and $ 1 million on her adult children in 2019 and 2020, "according to Fox News.
The story between De Niro and Hightower has been talking for years. The couple married in 1997. She was a TWA flight attendant and after two years of marriage, they signed their first divorce in 1999. In 2004 they both surprised each other by giving themselves a new opportunity, although they wanted to make a prenuptial agreement that would benefit both in case of a new separation. In 2018 that second disagreement came and, according to what was signed, the interpreter of Los untouchables by Eliot Ness must pay a million dollars a year to his former partner.