Robert De Niro to look in divorce court docket on Valentine’s Day

Robert De Niro has a Valentine’s Day date in court docket together with his estranged spouse Grace Hightower as a part of their divorce proceedings.

The Irishman star filed for divorce from Hightower, his spouse of 21 years, in December 2018, and so they have been attempting to work out custody preparations for his or her eight-year-old daughter, Helen, ever since.


The pair appeared in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom in New York on Tuesday, when it was confirmed a deal had been reached, and Justice Matthew Cooper set essentially the most romantic day of the yr for the exes to stipulate their settlement.

“Completely happy Valentine’s Day,” Cooper quipped.

Adopting a extra severe tone, he mentioned, “My understanding is the events have reached an settlement as to the phrases of a parenting plan for the kid – on this case their daughter.”


“We are going to come again that day for an allocution,” Cooper continued. “I’m going to ask sure questions on the report so I can make sure that the events knowingly and intelligently entered into the parenting plan.”

De Niro and his ex are nonetheless understanding the monetary particulars of their divorce, after Hightower demanded half of the actor’s fortune, regardless of signing prenuptial settlement in 2004, however Cooper is eager to have all points resolved sooner moderately than later.

“Hopefully in plenty of months we will convey this matter to full conclusion and have the events divorced,” he mentioned, in accordance with the New York Submit.


De Niro and Hightower, who’re additionally dad and mom to grownup son Elliot, first headed to divorce court docket in 1999 after simply two years as husband and spouse. They subsequently reconciled and remarried in 2004.

The film star can also be father to 4 different kids from his earlier marriage to Diahnne Abbott and relationship with actress Toukie Smith.