De Niro unable to turn down acting roles because of ‘ex-wife’s expensive lifestyle’
Hollywood legend Robert De Niro is unable to turn down acting roles because he has to pay for his ex-wife’s expensive tastes, the actor’s lawyer has said. Caroline Krauss told a Manhattan court she was struggling financially because of the pandemic, a massive tax bill and demands from Grace Hightower, who filed for divorce in 2018 after 21 years of marriage. The court has been asked to settle the amount De Niro is expected to pay Ms Hightower, 66, until the terms of the prenuptial agreement the couple negotiated in 2004 take effect. “Mr De Niro is 77 years old, and if he loves his job, he shouldn’t be forced to work at this stupendous pace because he has to,” Ms Krauss told the court. “When does it stop?” When does he have the opportunity to not take all the projects that come up and work six days a week, 12 hours a day so that he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower’s thirst for Stella McCartney?