Friday, October 22, 2021

Robert De Niro Wins Bitter Divorce Money Battle

Two years ago Robert De Niro's ex-wife Grace Hightower demanded half of his fortune after he filed for divorce, despite signing a prenuptial agreement [click here if you missed that]. 

This week a judge ruled De Niro does NOT have to give his ex-wife half the income generated during their 20 year marriage...

From Page Six 
Hightower argued that a 2004 prenuptial agreement that she struck with the 78-year old “Irishman” star 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.
“The husband’s income earned during the marriage and other business assets acquired during that time are his separate property,” reads the appellate court decision.
In February, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Matthew Cooper 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.”
Grace will receive $6 million toward the purchase of a new house and $1 million a year until she remarries or De Niro dies. Robert De Niro filed for divorce from Grace Hightower back in 2018 [click here if you missed that]. 

The former couple has two children together.