Hollywood star Robert De Niro disclosed he has been running out of money because of turbulent divorce and the pandemic, which hit the movie world.

Robert De Niro married Grace in 1997 and divorced in  2017.
Robert De Niro divorced his wife, Grace Hightower, after 20 years of marriage.
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Robert De Niro tied a knot with Helen Grace De Niro in 1998. The couple split in 2018. According to the 77-year-old actor, he has been running out of money due to a nasty divorce during the pandemic. The Supreme Court Justice of Manhattan ruled that the actor’s ex-wife will receive $1 million per year. The former couple will also be selling their $20 million houses, as revealed in a hearing on 16 April.

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According to Robert De Niro’s Caroline Krauss, the actor struggles for money amidst covid-19 impact on Hollywood. De Niro added that the veteran actor’s lifestyle is to be blamed. The location of the couple’s real estate slated to be sold next is not disclosed. De Niro has a house in Tribeca.

Robert De Niro and Grace shared  a 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom apartment at 15 Central Park West..
Robert De Niro shares two children with Hightower.
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The actor’s attorney added that the earnings from Robert De Niro’s next two movies would go toward paying his income tax bills for 2018-2019. Robert addressed that he wants to get the couple split. And he is working on settling their bills. Hoping to save most of their savings.

Robert and his wife have been wanting to get separated since December 2018 after 20 years of marriage. They initially fought for the custody of their 9-year-old daughter, who they had through surrogacy. They share a 23-year-old son. At first, the duo fought over their nine-year-old son, but now the arguments are over money and property.

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A previous hearing revealed the couple’s lifestyles. Robert’s spouse’s average monthly spending was $215,000 per month on credit card and $160,000 cash. At the time of the online court appearance, Robert’s wife accused him of flying for the weekend.

Apart from that, Robert De Niro’s divorce lawyer accused her of $1.2 million at high-end boutiques, Gabanna and Dolce, Stella McCartney, the Madison Etro store, Manolo Blahnik, and many others. Referring to their 2004 prenuptial agreement, De Niro is supposed to pay $1 million annually if earning $15 million or more. And his payments would decline proportionally with his income.

Grace Hightower is not satisfied as of January of 2021 because her allowance has fallen from $375,000 to $100,000. According to a lawyer, it was an injustice to allow the 77-year-old actor to work just to finance someone else’s lifestyle.

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