Robert De Niro who is a major investor in his wife,Grace Hightower’s coffee company is reportedly angry because the 5-year-old Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda brand is turning into a money pit.
According to Page six, Hightower has frustrated business associates as well as the legendary actor by “changing her mind about how to run the business depending on who she spoke to last.”
A source says in a moment of frustration, De Niro boiled over while bickering with Hightower in public at a Manhattan bar, telling her, “I wouldn’t have to keep making s - - tty movies if you didn’t spend all my money!”
In recent years, comedians such as Joel McHale have teased De Niro over his choice of roles, some of which such as those in “Dirty Grandpa,” “Grudge Match” and “The Intern” may not live up to his status as the multi-Oscar-winning actor from “Raging Bull,” “Taxi Driver” and “The Godfather: Part II.”
Meanwhile, defenders of Hightower point to a slew of establishments that carry her coffee, including the Ace Hotel, the Breslin, Salvation Burger, Salvation Taco, White Gold, the Williamsburg Hotel and De Niro’s raft of hotels and restaurants, including the Greenwich Hotel and the Nobu chain.
A rep said, “Your story is based on something that never happened from a source who has an ax to grind.”