Harvey Keitel owes his marriage to Robert De Niro after reconnecting with his critical other years after they met at events hosted by his Taxi Driver and Point out Streets co-distinguished person.
The Reservoir Canines actor first met Canadian actress and writer Daphna Kastner succor within the 1980s, when they each and every attended a bash in Italy, held in De Niro’s honour.
“I met my critical other in Rome at a birthday celebration for Robert,” Keitel recalled on The US’s The Dull Display with Stephen Colbert. “She allowed me to bewitch her to dinner at the (excessive stay restaurant Dal Bolognese Roma).
“Then I known as her succor all once more a 2nd evening. She came and we had dinner together a 2nd evening. After which I asked her if she would take care of a drink in my resort room – and she acknowledged, ‘No, thank you.’ And I spent heaps of money on her. It turned into a true restaurant!”
They did now not surrender in contact after the nightcap rejection, but crossed paths all once more 17 years later at one more tournament for De Niro – and this time, Keitel managed to work his charm to at remaining land her as his critical other.
Remembering how they reconnected, the actor acknowledged, “There turned into this girl who I sold two dinners for at the Dal Bolognese 17 years ago and it turned into my critical other, Daphna. And we stayed together.
“And 7 weeks later, I turned into going to a film competition in Italy and I asked her to come succor with me. She acknowledged, ‘Sure,’ and on the flight, I acknowledged, ‘What attain you imagine about getting married?’ She gave a extensive reply: she acknowledged, ‘OK.'”
And it wasn’t upright their meetings which could well be tied to De Niro: “The topper turned into, we receive pregnant a pair of year later, and our son is born on Robert De Niro’s birthday!” Keitel smiled.
Keitel and his 2nd critical other Kastner wed in 2001.
He turned into previously married to The Sopranos distinguished person Lorraine Bracco from 1982 to 1993, for the length of which that they had a daughter named Stella, and he also shares a son with gentle girlfriend Lisa Karmazin.