Robert DeNiro and Grace Highwater
Actor Robert De Niro and Grace HightowerLarry Busacca/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower are rumoured to have split after more than 20 years of marriage. The news about their breakup has received a mixed reaction from netizens on social media.

Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower first met in 1987, when she was working at Mr. Chow in London. After dating for over a decade, the two tied the knot in 1997 and have 2 children together, 20-year-old son Elliot and 6-year-old daughter Helen. Their relationship hit a rough patch after two years into their union.

Robert filed for divorce in 1999, but they never went all the way through with it. The couple renewed their wedding vows in 2004, in front of a star-studded crowd including Meryl Streep, Ben Stiller and Martin Scorsese. Now, it is rumoured that the two are no longer living together and they are said to publicly announce their split in the coming weeks.

Soon after the news about their split broke, Robert De Niro started trending on the social media and many of his fans surprised over the reason. When they learned about the split, they had this funny reaction on it. Continue to read their response on his split.

Harmony Maxwell‏ @HarmonyMaxwell0

Bruh when I saw #RobertDeNiro trending my heart sank only to see that its about his divorce

Samus Aran⭐ (Miley)‏ @SamusAran2020

I see "Robert De Niro trending... Did he die or is someone accusing him of sexual misconduct? #RobertDeNiro

Jen Jen‏ @JenJenTG

BTW...#RobertDeNiro REALLY GLAD YOU ARE ALIVE and REALLY SORRY FOR YOUR SPLIT! #HappyThanksgivingrobertDeNiro

Melisa Smith‏ @MelisaLinzSmith

#RobertDeNiro is single again. I'm #single too, Robert. I'm single too. :)

West‏ @westendmarc

#RobertDeNiro - well here come more lousy movies

u.v.ray‏ @uvray_

Of course you see #RobertDeNiro trending and immediately think the worst - you think oh no some Leftist wanker is accusing an "old white man" of SAYING something. But it turns out it's just celebrity gossip for the asinine Hoi Polloi. He's getting a divorce.

Carrisa Grace‏ @carrisagrace

Nows my chance! #RobertDeNiro #callme

Lucy J‏ @LucyJ52175883

#robertdeniro. Welp, he's a bitter, uneducated drunk little man. That's what he gets! Good luck, #ragingbull

Media Bulletin‏ @Media_Bulletin

#RobertDeNiro has been cheating on #GraceHightower for 2 decades with coke-fuelled escort services & #Viagra. #Fact Why divorce now? Publicity? Tax?

ForLoveOfCountry‏ @ACollinsByrnes

She must be a saint to have survived that long, #RobertDeNiro is scum.

Auntie Sybil‏ @iamauntiesybil

20 years sooner and a lot of hoes would have been shooting they shot ‍♀️ #RobertDeNiro & #GraceHightower split

Donald J. Trump‏ @reaIdonaIdtripe

So this CLOWN DeNiro has had MULTIPLE kids by 3 DIFFERENT WOMEN?? NO WONDER the RADICAL LIBERAL HATES ME so much!! He OBVIOUSLY DESPISES wholesome Republican FAMILY VALUES!! #Trump #DeNiro #RobertDeNiro #ManInTheHighTower

Noleen Ilunga-Muleya‏ @noleenbennie

So apparently #robertdeniro is back on the market . He does like him some dark chocolate #visitAfrica

Andy‏ @ldsco

#RobertDeNiro I see your wife got tired of your mouthy ass as well. Now you will have more time to spend with Maxine Waters and her impeachment dreams. Karma will come and bite you in the ass every time Bobby !!

Yoga‏ @whizyoga

Forgive and forget— ohh come on, you can do it again as you did it many times in the past. #RobertDeNiro

carolmaama‏ @carolmaama

I am so sad #RobertDeNiro & his beautiful wife split I hope the can reconcile...

phil00911‏ @phil00911

Celebs are the worst when it comes to marriage! There should be a slogan when it comes to celebrity marriages 'Marriage Is Not Forever' #Celeb #Celebs #Celebrity #Marriage #Slogan #PowerCouple #MarriageIsNotForever #RobertDeNiro #GraceHightower

BRAZIL/FLIP beauty‏ @elexusirene

#channingtatum #jennadewan I read #loveisdead when these two split but nothing when #RobertDeNiro & #gracehightower -am interracial couple together for over 20 years with 2 children split. Wonder who made it through more challenges. The people that are admired is baffling

BitterSweetSymphony‏ @PluviophilePoet

After 20 year's, it shouldn't be called a split. It should be rather called a mutual decision between two matured people over a handshake, saying goodbye to each other. ❤

tim cornwell ‏ @247razz

I've never heard of her but she looks like a lovely lady. I can't imagine anyone living with Robert. Especially now that he's gone bat shit crazy.

Wakandaprincess447‏ @Wakandaprinces5

What's the point of splitting after 20 yrs and at that age ?? I don't understand married folks ‍♀️

Krissy Wi‏ @Krissy_wi

That sucks, I loved them as a couple...but life is too short to be unhappy and/or miserable.