Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower are calling him.
The couple has separated after 21 years of marriage, ET has learned. De Niro and Hightower share two children: their son Elliot, born in 1998, and their daughter Helen, born in 2011.
This is not the first time that De Niro and Hightower have separated. They married in 1997, but they briefly separated in 1999, although they never finalized their divorce. In 2004, they renewed their votes.
De Niro and Hightower, who met in 1987, have been quite private about their relationship over the years. But in a 2013 interview withCBS News, the actor could not help but talk about his family, and his 1-year-old daughter, Helen.
"She's so adorable, just look at her and everything is there, there's nothing … nothing else matters," she said.
The following year, Hightower told the Wall Street Journal What she had learned from her husband about business.
"Patience, be really, be patient, do not panic, look at all the angles when starting a business, always thinking that there is a way to do this, there is another way to succeed in this," he said.
De Niro was married to Diahnne Abbott, from 1976 to 1988. He shares his son Raphael with Abbott, and his twin sons Aaron and Julian with his ex-girlfriend, Toukie Smith.
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