• Ed Gaines

Divorce Does NOT Mean HALF for Robert De Niro’s Estranged Wife

An appeals court ruled Robert De Niro’s estranged wife Grace Hightower isn’t entitled to half of the money the actor made in Hollywood and business ventures after the divorce.


Hightower argued that a 2004 prenuptial agreement that she struck with the 78-year old actor entitled her to half of his earnings from when they were together — claiming they are marital assets to be split evenly.



But the Appellate Division rejected Hightower’s arguments upholding a lower court’s ruling from February.



In February, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge said in a written decision that the prenup, “establishes that the bulk of [De Niro’s] income earned during the marriage, whether from acting, film production, or business ventures, constitutes his separate property.”



Still, Hightower will walk away with millions under the prenup which says the pair should sell the $20 million home they lived in together and put $6 million toward buying a home of her choice that she can live in with their two kids.


And, under the terms of the prenup, De Niro agreed to pay her $1 million a year in alimony until she remarries or one of them dies.







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