Robert De Niro’s ex wants HALF his $500M fortune despite $6.5M prenup

Robert De Niro’s estranged wife Grace Hightower wants HALF his $500M fortune despite $6.5M prenup

Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro’s estranged second wife Grace Hightower revealed she wants half of his $500M fortune while at a Manhattan Supreme Court hearing on Thursday.

However, the 64-year-old former TWA flight attendant signed a prenuptial agreement in 2004 limiting her to a $6M apartment, $500K cash, and $1M in alimony – according to Page Six.

Grace’s attorney Allan Mantel argued that the prenup’s language entitled her to half of what the 75-year-old acting legend earned during the remarriage, including from his ’35 businesses.’   

Divorce battle: Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro’s estranged second wife Grace Hightower revealed she wants half of his $500M fortune while at a Manhattan Supreme Court hearing on Thursday (pictured in 2018)

Nickel and diming? However, the 64-year-old former TWA flight attendant signed a prenuptial agreement in 2004 limiting her to a $6M apartment, $500K cash, and $1M in alimony (pictured in 2018)

Aside from his thriving movie career, Robert owns the Greenwich Hotel, the Nobu/Tribeca Grill restaurant chains, Tribeca Film Festival, and Canal Productions.

Career-wise, Hightower has dabbled in acting, singing, and philanthropy; and she founded Coffee of Grace six years ago ‘to help rebuild the economy of Rwanda.’

It’s technically the second divorce for the acrimonious couple – who met in 1987, wed in 1997, filed for divorced in 1999, renewed their vows in 2004, before splitting for good in November.

June 17 would have marked the 22nd wedding anniversary for the pair, who are parents to 21-year-old son Elliot and seven-year-old daughter Helen Grace (whom they’re fighting for custody).  

Bitter split: Grace’s attorney Allan Mantel (R) argued that the prenup’s language entitled her to half of what the 75-year-old acting legend earned during the remarriage, including from his ’35 businesses’ (pictured February 7)

Her career: Hightower has dabbled in acting, singing, and philanthropy; and she founded Coffee of Grace six years ago ‘to help rebuild the economy of Rwanda’ (pictured May 13)

Custody fight: June 17 would have marked the 22nd wedding anniversary for the pair, who are parents to 21-year-old son Elliot and seven-year-old daughter Helen (pictured in 2014)

Father-of-six: De Niro has an adopted daughter Drena (pictured April 3), 47; and son Raphael, 43; with ex-wife #1 Diahnne Abbott, whom he divorced in 1988 after 12 years of marriage

Babymama: The native New Yorker also has twin 23-year-old sons Aaron Kendrick & Julian Henry with former fashion model Toukie Smith (pictured September 29)

De Niro has two children – adopted daughter Drena, 47; and son Raphael, 43 – with ex-wife #1 Diahnne Abbott, whom he divorced in 1988 after 12 years of marriage.

The native New Yorker also has twin 23-year-old sons Aaron Kendrick & Julian Henry with his babymama, former fashion model Toukie Smith.

The SNL guest star next plays talk show host Murray Franklin in Todd Phillips’ Joker – hitting US/UK theaters on October 4 – alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy.

Hitting US/UK theaters on October 4! Robert next plays talk show host Murray Franklin in Todd Phillips’ Joker alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy

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