Diahnne Abbott Bio - Actress and Robert De Niro's Ex-Wife

BY PALISTHA Updated on 17 March, 2021

Diahnne Abbott has starred in several shows and movies. Image Source: Drena De Niro Instagram.

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Birth Name Diahnne Abbott
Birth Day 05/01/1945
Birth place New York City, New York, USA
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Profession Actress and Singer
Children Drena De Niro and Raphael De Niro
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Brown

Diahnne Abbott is the former wife of the well-known Hollywood star Robert De Niro. She first came into the spotlight because of her relationship with Robert in the early 1970s. But currently, she stays away from the public eyes.

As the first wife of Robert De Niro, Diahnne's life has been an exciting topic for many of De Niro's fans around the world. And since she has chosen to stay away from the media, people are even more eager to know more about her.

Early Life And Family

Robert De Niro's first wife, Diahnne Abbott, was born in New York on May 1, 1945. While details about her early life, childhood, and her family are unknown, one of her known relatives is the famous singer, musician, and composer Gregory, Joel Abbott.

Diahnne Abbott Wiki.

Abbott's father is reportedly from Antigua and moved to the States like Gregory's father. Whether she has any siblings is unknown, but it is clear that the actress was raised in a loving household.

Diahnne Abbott Net Worth And Career

Diahnne Abbott was a singer and an actress before she gained fame from her relationship with Robert De Niro. She first appeared in the movie Taxi Driver in a small role while her ex-husband was playing the lead role it. It is believed that the pair met on the set and started dating soon after.

Abbott then starred in numerous films, including Welcome to L.A., New York, Love Streams, Before Night FallsSoliloquy, among many others. The latest movie that she has been a part of is James Abbott, Is Gone. Diahnne's son Raphael De Niro was the executive producer of the film.

In addition to these feature films, she was also featured in television series and tv shorts. She appeared in the show Crime Story for a few episodes and must have earned a significant amount from it. Also, her earnings from the various movies she was a part of definitely helped raise Diahnne Abbott's net worth. As for her ex-husband, Robert De Niro's net worth is estimated at $500 million.

Marriage, Children, And Divorce

Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro reportedly met during the filming of the movie Taxi Driver. The pair were married on April 28, 1976, and this was the first marriage for the famous actor. After their marriage, De Niro adopted Abbott's daughter, Drena De Niro, from her previous relationship.

Diahnne Abbott Robert De Niro.

Drena is recognized as Robert's first child, and she has refused to acknowledge her biological father. Along with Drena, the former couple also has a son together. Their son, Raphael De Niro, was born on November 9, 1976, and was named after the hotel where he was conceived.

Diahnne's children have followed in their parent's footsteps and done various acting projects. But Raphael now works as a real estate broker and has made a name for himself in the real estate scene in New York. Drena, on the other hand, has continued to pursue a career in the movie industry.

After more than twelve years of marriage, the pair separated and got divorced in 1988. The exact reason behind their separation is yet to be revealed, but their time together must have been filled with happiness. While Robert went on to marry Grace Hightower, Abbott lived her life away from the public eyes.

Robert De Niro's ex-wife has now chosen to stay away from the limelight. She might be living a content life as a grandmother to four little ones. She has three grandchildren, from her son's previous marriage and one from her daughter. We wish that Diahnne Abbott is enjoying her life and hope to hear more about her in the near future.


  • Diahnne Abbott sang the song, Honeysuckle Rose, in her movie New York, New York.
  • She used to accompany her then-husband, Robert, to various social events.
  • She has a butterfly tattoo on her upper back.
  • She used to live in Bel Air but moved back to New York after separating from her ex-husband.

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Published on 31 July, 2020

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