Robert De Niro spotted with mystery woman amid bitter divorce from Grace Hightower

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Robert de Niro sparked romance rumors while celebrating his 78th birthday in France.

The actor was spotted with a mystery woman while leaving the French hotel, Eden Roc, for a boat ride on Tuesday. De Niro and the mystery woman appeared at ease with each other as they offered one another support during the rocky walk to the boat. The two were spotted walking hand-in-hand. 

A representative did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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    Robert De Niro seen leaving hotel Eden Roc in France. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The legendary actor turned 78 on August 17. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    De Niro has been recovering from a leg injury sustained on the set of his latest film, Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ earlier this year. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The actor had a mystery woman with him. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    De Niro and his estranged wife Grace Hightower are in the process of getting divorced. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    De Niro and Hightower first got married in 1997. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The former couple separated in 2018. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The divorce has landed De Niro in the headlines as his lawyers claimed he is being overworked to compensate for Hightower’s extravagant lifestyle. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    It is unclear who the mystery woman was during De Niro’s birthday vacation in France. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The two were seen hopping onto a boat together. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    De Niro and others helped the woman onto the boat. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The photos of De Niro and the mystery woman sparked romance rumors. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    De Niro looked at ease in the company of the unknown woman. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    De Niro wore a collared blue shirt and black pants during the outing. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    Meanwhile, the mystery woman wore a billowing maxi dress. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The woman received help while getting in and out of the boat. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The two wore face masks. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The two were accompanied by other friends to create a group for the boat ride. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    Last summer, De Niro revealed that coronavirus had impacted his finances as Hightower asked the court for more money from the actor. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The actor and Hightower dated for 10 years before tying the knot in 1997. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    Hightower and De Niro would split two years after getting married, but eventually worked things out. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The couple shares two children together, Elliot and Helen. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    However, De Niro has six biological children total. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    It is unclear where the actor stands currently in his divorce from Hightower. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    De Niro began acting at a young age. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The actor dropped out of school at age 16 to study acting. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    He appeared in his first film, ‘Brian De Palma’s The Wedding Party,’ in 1969. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    The star’s breakout role came when he was cast in ‘The Godfather: Part II.’ (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

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    He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role. (Spread Pictures / Splashnews.com)

De Niro’s divorce lawyer recently claimed the actor was overworked from trying to keep up with his estranged wife’s lavish lifestyle.

“Mr. De Niro is 77 years old, and while he loves his craft, he should not be forced to work at this prodigious pace because he has to,” De Niro’s lawyer, Caroline Krauss, told a Manhattan judge during a virtual divorce hearing back in April. 

“When does that stop? When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower’s thirst for Stella McCartney?” Krauss said.

In May, De Niro gave an update on his health after suffering a serious leg injury on set. The actor hurt one of his quad muscles while filming Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” in Oklahoma.

“I tore my quad somehow… [It was] just a simple stepping over something and I just went down,” De Niro said in an interview with IndieWire. “The pain was excruciating and now I have to get it fixed. But it happens, especially when you get older, you have to be prepared for unexpected things.”

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