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Robert De Niro, 78, cuts a low-key figure

Robert De Niro stepped out with three of his children and his rumoured love interest Tiffany Chen in New York on Sunday. 

The Hollywood legend, 78, cut a low-key figure as he was spotted out with Julian, 25, who he shares with Toukie Smith, 69, and Elliot, 23, and Helen, nine, his children with his ex Grace Hightower, with whom he is locked in a bitter divorce.

The father-of-six’s appearance with Tiffany comes a month after the duo were seen packing on the PDA in Côte d’Azur, France on his birthday during a jaunt on his friend and business partner James Packer’s $200million yacht.  

Out and about: Robert De Niro stepped out with three of his children and his rumoured love interest Tiffany Chen in New York on Sunday

Robert has six children; Drena, 49, Raphael, 44, Julian, Aaron, 25, Julian and Helen, and on Sunday he was joined by half of his brood. 

He shares Elliot and Helen with his estranged wife Grace while he has Julian and his twin brother Aaron with Toukie Smith, 69. 

The family kept things pared-back during the trip as they stepped out, while Tiffany was in tow in a stylish denim dress with a protective mask. 

The martial arts trainer was last seen with the Meet The Fockers star during their French jaunt last month, where they kissed, held hands and cosied up.  

Low-key: Tiffany was a doting addition to the group as she stayed close to his daughter

Low-key: Tiffany was a doting addition to the group as she stayed close to his daughter

Out and about: Robert has six children; Drena, 49, Raphael, 44, Julian, Aaron, 25, Julian and Helen, and on Sunday he was joined by half of his brood

Out and about: Robert has six children; Drena, 49, Raphael, 44, Julian, Aaron, 25, Julian and Helen, and on Sunday he was joined by half of his brood

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Robert for comment.  

Robert’s outing comes amid his torturous divorce battle with ex-wife Grace. The ex-spouses have been locked in a divorce battle since December 2018.

In April, a judge ruled that his ex-wife, 66, should receive $1 million annually and that the couple will split the proceeds after selling their $20 million home.

Chilled out: The family kept things pared-back during the trip as they stepped out

Chilled out: The family kept things pared-back during the trip as they stepped out

PDA: The martial arts trainer was last seen with the Meet The Fockers star during their French jaunt last month, where they kissed, held hands and cosied up

PDA: The martial arts trainer was last seen with the Meet The Fockers star during their French jaunt last month, where they kissed, held hands and cosied up

Robert and Grace were married in 1997, split in 1999, then got back together, renewed their vows in 2004 before he filed for divorce in 2018.

Initially the pair fought over custody of their nine-year-old child but now the arguments are over money and property.

Hightower’s average monthly spend was $215,000 a month on credit cards and $160,000 in cash. De Niro’s attorney, Caroline Krauss, claims the financial strain means the actor is running out of money.

Sighting: In June, Robert and Tiffany again stepped out in New York City

Sighting: In June, Robert and Tiffany again stepped out in New York City

She said the coronavirus pandemic led to a drying up of work projects for the Hollywood star.

Months earlier, De Niro earned $5 million for acting in Martin Scorsese’s hit gangster flick, The Irishman. He also received ‘tens of millions of dollars’ through a federal coronavirus relief program.

Hightower claims that De Niro is worth $500 million, but his attorney Caroline Krauss says that his estranged wife’s extravagant lifestyle is making things worse.

Turbulent love life: Robert is in a bitter divorce battle with his estranged wife Grace Hightower, 66, (pictured in 2018)

Turbulent love life: Robert is in a bitter divorce battle with his estranged wife Grace Hightower, 66, (pictured in 2018)

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