Robert De Niro’s IMDB page is a real ride. The 70s start off high with Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and The Godfather II. It dips a little in the 80s after Raging Bull, but it gets high again in the 90s with Goodfellas, Cape Fear and Casino. Then it dips into a puddle of vomit in the 2000s with Little Fockers, Analyze That and Dirty Grandpa. Robert De Niro might be self-aware when it comes to the caliber of his recent films, and he allegedly reminded his wife Grace Hightower of it. And according to Bobby D, it’s all her fault!
A source tells Page Six that Robert and Grace recently got into a fight about money at a bar in Manhattan. Grace started a fancy coffee company, Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda, five years ago. By the way Robert De Niro was bitching about it, it sounds like it’s been five years of writing checks to cover Grace’s ass. The source claims that Grace has been causing headaches for business associates and her husband by constantly changing her mind about how to run her coffee company. The source said that Grace and Robert’s argument reached a peak level of awkward when he hissed this:
“I wouldn’t have to keep making shitty movies if you didn’t spend all my money!”
As for their alleged fight, a rep denies it ever happened by telling Page Six: “Your story is based on something that never happened from a source who has an ax to grind.” I can’t believe that rep used the word “grind” and didn’t work in a coffee joke. Maybe punching up a statement like that costs extra. Unless someone writes Rocket Fockers: Jinx Goes to Space, Robert De Niro just can’t afford those kinds of frivolous PR add-ons right now.