Date: 13th September 2001
ROBERT DE NIRO is recovering in style from his shattering custody battle - he's been spotted with a new belle. The actor will be returning to court later this month (SEP01) to hear if he will be granted custody of his three-year-old son ELLIOT from his marriage to GRACE HIGHTOWER.
The marriage ended two years ago (99), and now De Niro has been spotted out and about and sharing a candlelit dinner with "a gorgeous young woman", according to onlookers in LA. Fellow diners report the GODFATHER (1972) star seemed relaxed, and laughed aloud during the intimate meal. (NFA/WNWPNE)