Robert De Niro covers face with a newspaper after leaving divorce hearing

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Robert De Niro appeared in court for a divorce hearing on Tuesday - but tried hard to make sure nobody else found out.

The Raging Bull star attempted to avoid any attention by shielding his face with a newspaper as he walked through Manhattan Supreme Court.

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De Niro, 75, is currently fighting for joint custody of the seven-year-old daughter he shares with his estranged wife Grace Hightower.

The couple split in November after 21 years of marriage.

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The hearing lasted for three hours, with De Niro and Hightower, 63, sitting on opposite ends of the courtroom, according to the New York Post.

Sources said De Niro read his newspaper during the hearing while Hightower read a book as their lawyers spoke with the judge.

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At one point De Niro could be heard trying to quiet his lawyers down as they discussed details of the couple's custody arrangement in the courtroom gallery.

Justice Matthew Cooper said that although De Niro and Hightower had made 'some progress on some difficult issues', there were still 'particulars' of the settlement they needed to work out.

Cooper - Couple - Statements - Worth - Court

Cooper added that the couple must also exchange statements of their net worth. They are due back in court on February 7.

De Niro was dressed down for his day in court, wearing a bright blue polo shirt.

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But news of his presence quickly spread, and sources said that lawyers and court staffers could be seen sticking their heads into the courtroom to get a glimpse of him.

Outside De Niro wrapped up against New York's winter chill with a long navy blue coat, a black and grey striped scarf, and a navy beanie pulled down to his brows.

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He also continued to try and cover his face with a newspaper, although it helped little to shield him from fans...
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