An appeals court on Thursday ruled that Robert De Niro’s estranged wife Grace Hightower is not entitled to half his acting income after the divorce.
According to Page Six, Hightower argued that a 2004 prenuptial agreement that she struck with the 78-year-old star entitled her to half of his earnings from when they were together, claiming their marital assets are to be split evenly.
However, New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ultimately rejected her arguments saying, “The husband’s income earned during the marriage and other business assets acquired during that time are his separate property”.
The pair were told to sell the $20 million home they lived in together and put $6 million toward buying a home of Hightower’s choice that she can live in with their two kids. Under the terms of their prenup, De Niro agreed to pay $1 million a year in alimony until she remarries or one of them dies.
De Niro filed for divorce back in 2018 after being together for 20 years.