The real reason Robert De Niro’s parents divorced
Robert De Niro’s father, Robert De Niro Sr., divorced his mother, Virginia, when the actor was 2 years old and lived in Manhattan, according to the Heavy. And the reason for the couple’s split is that senior De Niro has turned gay.
In an interview with Out, the main man of “Little Fockers” expresses how much he wished he had talked about his sexuality with his father after reading diaries documenting his struggles. He said, “I didn’t know much about it. I wish we’d talked about it a lot more. My mom didn’t want to talk about things in general, and you’re not interested when you have. a certain age .”
It was these diaries that gave De Niro a better understanding of his father’s daily personal struggles with his sanity and sexuality, according to The Guardian. Now De Niro wants to honor his father by paying homage to his life’s work.
“Because I regret some things with my parents that I didn’t follow through. I think it’s my obligation to somehow document what he did, to keep going. The only reason to do it is for my own sake. father “(via Huffington Poster).
The actor joins many other celebrities battling mental health stigma in speaking openly, honestly and unabashedly about mental illness.