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Robert De Nirohas took an economic hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 76-year-old actor’s lawyer, Caroline Krauss, said De Niro experienced financial setbacks after his estranged wife, Grace Hightower, asked the court for an emergency order to increase her spending limit.

Hightower wanted her spending limit for American Express raised to $ 100,000 after De Niro lowered it to $ 50,000, Krauss told USA TODAY.

“Irishman” actor lowered Hightower’s boundary specifically to chain restaurant Nobu and The Greenwich Hotel, in which both De Niro’s financial efforts, suffered because of the coronavirus pandemic and had to shut down for months, his lawyer says.

USA TODAY has contacted Hightower’s lawyer for comment.

Krauss noted that De Niro’s latest film would also not film this summer because of the pandemic. It’s unclear which movie he would be working on this year.

According to the actor’s benefit agreement with Hightower, De Niro would pay his estranged wife 1 million annually as long as his salary is at least $ 15 million a year. If his income were to fall below that, payments to Hightower would be adjusted, his lawyer said.

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The judge ruled that De Niro could hold Hightower’s $ 50,000 limit but ordered him to pay $ 75,000 so she could find a summer home, according to Krauss.

De Niro and Hightower announced their separation in 2018 after more than 20 years of marriage.

De Niro, 75, who was previously married to actress Diahnne Abbott before she divorced in 1988, began her second marriage to Hightower, 63, 1997, a decade after they began dating.

They quickly had two marital problems, and De Niro filed for divorce in 1999. Five years later, they renewed their pledges with two judges present, the People magazine reports. “So they can make this one stuck,” De Niro said.

The former couple shares two children: Elliot, 22, and Helen Grace, 8.

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