If Robert De Niro is looking a bit more scruffy and relaxed these days it just might be due to the fact that he split with his wife of 21 years Grace Hightower. Ebony magazine says that Grace kept Robert on a tight leash (which he probably needed) – she was involved in many charities and wanted him to look respectable in public at all times. That meant freshly shaved, neat haircut, and well dressed. Robert prefers to let it all hang out between movies and be himself. There were also rumors that Grace was a Trump supporter.(?) Friends agree that they are both happier since the split and Robert hardly looks like the movie tough guy he plays so well in this cozy photo with his dogs and his cute daughter Helen.
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