According to multiple reports in the U.S., the revered actor and star of films including The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull and Goodfellas has broken up with Grace Hightower.
Robert De Niro has reportedly split from his wife Grace Hightower after more than 20 years.
A source told the publication that 75 year old Bobby and his wife Grace Hightower are "not living together at this time".
Additionally, the pair might publicly announce their breakup in the upcoming weeks.
The actor and Hightower, who share two kids together, tied the knot in 1997 after dating for almost a decade.
"Sometimes things don't work out the way you hope or want them to", the insider says. The pair are parents to son Elliott, 20, and daughter Helen Grace, 6.
It was De Niro's second marriage.
It was previously believed that Robert filed for divorce but never followed through with it, which would make claims of a secret divorce 'one of the best-kept secrets in Hollywood'.
Robert De Niro and his wife of more than 20 years have split.
In November 2004, the two renewed their vows in front of an A-list crowd such as Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Ben Stiller, Tom Brokaw, and others.
'There are many people who will come out and say I saw my kid change overnight.
De Niro has been married once before, between the years of 1976 to 1988, to Diahnne Abbott. He is also the father to twins Aaron Kendrick and Julian Henry, who he had with former model Toukie Smith.
De Niro spoke about his marriage to Hightower with journalist Katie Couric in 2013, during which interview he said that marriage involves "a lot of give and take, standing your ground, because then you keep the respect you started out with".