Robert De Niro confirms split from wife Grace Hightower

Robert De Niro has broken his silence about recent reports that he and his wife Grace Hightower have separat...

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 6:36 PM
Updated: Nov 27, 2018 6:36 PM

Robert De Niro has broken his silence about recent reports that he and his wife Grace Hightower have separated.

"Grace and I have two beautiful children together," the Oscar-winning actor said Tuesday in a statement to CNN. "We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process."

Celebrities

Robert De Niro

"I honor Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting," De Niro added in the statement.

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower separate

The couple met when Hightower was working as a hostess at a Mr. Chow restaurant and married in 1997.

They are the parents of two children, Elliott, 20, and Helen Grace, 6.

Hightower is a philanthropist who also has had minor acting roles in movies and on TV.

The pair have had marital issues before. De Niro filed for divorce in 1999, but the two reconciled and renewed their vows in 2004.

The actor was was previously married to Diahnne Abbott from 1976 to 1988 and they are the parents of two children, Drena, 47, and Raphael, 42.

In 1995 he welcomed twin sons, Aaron and Julian, with his girlfriend at the time, Touki Smith.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 106622

Reported Deaths: 4077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles516782294
Riverside7486323
San Diego7100260
Orange5923145
San Bernardino5034199
Alameda319595
Santa Clara2707140
San Francisco247341
Kern207637
San Mateo206184
Tulare184484
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial163427
Contra Costa140437
Sacramento137356
Ventura106232
San Joaquin85834
Kings7143
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5314
Solano50922
Monterey47710
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2691
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1999
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera982
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Butte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Shasta374
Mono351
Mendocino300
Yuba291
Lake230
Inyo201
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou70
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 75°
Oroville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 75°
Chester
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 62°
Red Bluff
Broken Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 68°
Willows
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 75°
Rain showers and a good chance for thunderstorms are on the way for your Friday night and Saturday forecast. We'll also be much cooler and have gusty South winds this weekend. Some showers are possible early next week, but dry and warmer weather returns for the middle of next week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events