Robert De Niro Sr. & Virginia Admiral
Admiral & De Niro were both promising young artists in 1940s Greenwich village when they met in a Hans Hoffmann painting class.
The couple surrounded themselves with bohemian artists and writers of the time. Admiral was also a poet and worked for a time as a typist for her friend Anais Nin, both she and De Niro Sr. wrote erotica briefly for Nin.
The couple married in 1942 and in 1943 had their son, the actor Robert De Niro Jr. They divorced soon after but remained close friends throughout their lives.
Both became highly acclaimed abstract painters in their own right and have work included in the Guggenheim collection.