By G9ija

American actor, Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, have reportedly called it quits after over 20 years of marriage.

A source close to the former couple told Page Six on Tuesday that De Niro, 75, and Hightower, 63, are “not living together at this time.”

“Sometimes things don’t work out the way you hope or want them to,” another insider told PeopleMagazine.

After dating for almost 10 years, he tied the knot in 1997. They went on to welcome two children together — son Elliott, 20, and daughter Helen, 6.

This isn’t the first time the pair have separated. Two years after their wedding, De Niro filed for divorce, and a custody dispute reportedly ensued over their son. However, things were smoothed over and the divorce was not finalized.

He was previously married to Diahnne Abbott, with whom he shares two children — daughter Drena, 47, and son Raphael, 42. He also has 23-year-old twin sons, Julian and Aaron, with ex Toukie Smith.

De Niro hasn’t been spotted at events with his wife for months, prompting speculation that the couple’s relationship had hit a rocky patch.

During her romance with and marriage to the movie star, Hightower also tasted success as an actress, singer, philanthropist and entrepreneur, launching charity coffee brand Coffee of Rwanda in 2013.

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