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They split after 21 years of marriage.
Robert De Niro, 75, is fighting for joint custody of the seven-year-old daughter he shares with his estranged wife Grace Hightower, 63, according to a new report from Page Six.
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News of the pair's split was announced in late November as a source close to them revealed they were no longer living together.
De Niro reportedly filed for divorce, officially, on December 13 in Manhattan under an anonymous moniker, according to the outlet.
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Anonymous filings are not given lightly in the district and, according to Page Six, a judge granted the Oscar winner's request for the nameless paperwork before Christmas.
The outlet also reported that 'De Niro asked a judge for visitation with his daughter, Helen Grace, the same day he filed for divorce.'
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Next week the high profile couple will face off in court for the first time over the custody battle.
It is not the first split for the couple, who were wed in 1997.
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Robert filed for divorce two years into their union, however, the arrangement was never finalized.
The pair eventually reunited, renewing their marriage vows in 2004.
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