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Inside De Niro’s Marriage From Hell: ‘She Busted His Balls!’‬

Robert De Niro Divorce Grace Hightower‬
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Dec. 14 2018, Published 9:58 a.m. ET

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Robert De Niro’s friends are breathing a sigh of relief on his behalf following the end of his stormy marriage to Grace Hightower – saying she made his life miserable for years, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned. ‬

‪“She busted his balls and controlled his finances and film production company, and had all kinds of rules he couldn’t live by,” an insider snitched to Radar about the 72-year-old Oscar winner’s soon-to-be ex wife.

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‪“Grace micromanaged him to death and he deserves a medal for sticking it out so long.”‬

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‪Before the couple decided it call it quits she ruled their more than 20-year relationship with an iron fist. ‬

‪“With both their names on so many charitable projects, she wanted him to look respectable in the public eye, and that meant shaving regularly and getting a proper haircut he loves to go native and not hanging out with pals like Marty Scorsese, Leo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, and Keith Richards,” the insider revealed. ‬

‪But he had no freedom. “He had to call from the set twice a day like he was reporting to duty.”‬

‪De Niro’s marriage ending was a relief for the couple, the snitch told Radar. ‬

‪“To her credit she took on a lot of the responsibilities, but a huge festering problem was that he wasn’t able to be himself. Now she’s moving on and it’s eased up a lot of the stress and tension between them.”‬

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