Robert De Niro arrives at Cambridge with rumoured love Tiffany Chen

Robert De Niro, 78, cuts a dapper figure as he arrives at Cambridge University with his rumoured love interest Tiffany Chen to talk about his career – and the Ukraine conflict

Robert De Niro cut a dapper figure as he arrived to give a prestigious talk at Cambridge University on Sunday. 

The Hollywood legend, 78, was seen arriving with his rumoured love interest Tiffany Chen in the English city to detail his impressive acting career and give his views on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. 

The father-of-six donned a blue shirt with a tie and wrapped up for the cold weather in a black coat. 

Out and about: Robert De Niro cut a smart figure as he head out with his rumoured love interest Tiffany Chen to give a prestigious talk at Cambridge University on Sunday

Tiffany also looked smart as she stepped into the car in a blue striped shirt and wore her brunette locks slicked back in a ponytail.

Robert addressed students at the Union – founded in 1815 and has more than 70,000 life members worldwide – for around two hours yesterday.

The event, which had been kept secret until just days before, was only open to its members on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.  

During the talk, the acting icon was asked his views on Ukraine, to which he responded: ‘You have to stand up and say, “you can’t do that, it’s wrong”. We have to do something – to stop this kind of aggression.’

Looking good: Meanwhile Tiffany looked smart in a blue striped shirt as she showed her support for Robert at the talk

Adding that’s ‘not even about democracy’, more so right and wrong, Robert continued: ‘The sanctions – I don’t know how that really works, well I sort of do, but I don’t know how much of a bite they have, what teeth they have – that’s really my question.

‘My fear is that this thing will go on and on, and people will get bored, watching it, even – and all of a sudden you’ve got a country like Ukraine that has been overtaken, and you know it shouldn’t be.

‘There might have to be a stronger position taken by people.’

Conflict: During the talk, the acting icon was asked his views on Ukraine, to which he responded: ‘You have to stand up and say, “you can’t do that, it’s wrong”‘ (pictured Shellfire damage in Donetsks Kiyevsky District on Monday)

Previous speakers include Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, actors Clint Eastwood and Ian McKellen, Katie Price, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the Dalai Lama. 

Robert and Tiffany are yet to confirm whether they are a couple, but have been seen looking loved up several times together in public.

The Goodfellas actor was last seen with the martial arts trainer during their French jaunt last year, where they kissed, held hands and cosied up.

Robert and Tiffany were seen packing on the PDA in Côte d’Azur, on his birthday during a jaunt on his friend and business partner James Packer’s $200million yacht. 

Smart: The Hollywood legend looked dapper as he donned a blue shirt with a tie and wrapped up for the cold weather in a black coat

Robert’s outing also comes in the midst of his torturous divorce battle with ex-wife Grace. The ex-spouses have been locked in a divorce battle since December 2018.

In April, a judge ruled that his ex-wife, 66, should receive $1 million annually and that the couple will split the proceeds after selling their $20 million home. 

Robert and Grace were married in 1997, split in 1999, then got back together, renewed their vows in 2004 before he filed for divorce in 2018.

Initially the pair fought over custody of their nine-year-old child but now the arguments are over money and property.

Hightower’s average monthly spend was $215,000 a month on credit cards and $160,000 in cash. De Niro’s attorney, Caroline Krauss, claims the financial strain means the actor is running out of money. 

She said the coronavirus pandemic led to a drying up of work projects for the Hollywood star.

Months earlier, De Niro earned $5 million for acting in Martin Scorsese’s hit gangster flick, The Irishman. He also received ‘tens of millions of dollars’ through a federal coronavirus relief program.

Hightower claims that De Niro is worth $500 million, but his attorney Caroline Krauss says that his estranged wife’s extravagant lifestyle is making things worse.

Turbulent love life: Robert is in a bitter divorce battle with his estranged wife Grace Hightower, 66, (pictured in 2018)

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