The couple reportedly has a prenuptial agreement but are fighting over custody and visitation of their children.
Robert De Niro’s estranged wife, Grace Hightower, is torturing the publicity shy actor by forcing him to go to court and run a gantlet of reporters and photographers, a source close to the actor says.
The famously private De Niro initially filed for divorce in December under “Anonymous v. Anonymous.”
“This could be resolved very privately and quietly behind closed doors,” my source told me. But Grace wants to “drag this out.”
Hightower’s lawyer Allan Mantel told me, “Ask Mr. De Niro,” when I asked why the divorce is in court. “He’s the one who started the action.”