After 20 Years Of Married Life, Robert De Niro Has Confirmed Some Very Sad News

In 1987 Robert De Niro met Grace Hightower in a restaurant. Then, ten years later, they wed – and yet now a surprising announcement has been made.

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Just over 30 years after Robert De Niro first encountered Grace Hightower at a restaurant in London, rumors again swirled about the couple’s relationship status. And at the end of November 2018, the two-time Oscar winner spoke out and confirmed some of the whispers about his marriage.

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But let’s start the (love) story from the beginning. You see, New York City native Robert De Niro made his first foray into acting as a 10-year-old. The fledgling actor actually played the Cowardly Lion in his school’s version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and he found it to be a great way to counter his natural shyness.