Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife of 15 years, Judith, are getting a divorce.
Judith Nathan filed for a contested divorce on Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, signaling a fight over assets. They are each headed for their third divorce.
The reasons for the separation were unclear.
“How’d they stay married for 15 years? That’s a better question!” a source close to the former mayor said.
The estranged couple was in the headlines just last month, when Axios reported that Giuliani had made a tasteless joke at Mar-a-Lago about Hillary Clinton that bombed with Judith, 63.
“Hillary was also here,” Giuliani, 73, said to a room of Republican donors, according to Axios. “And she actually fit through the door.”
Judith, a registered nurse, reportedly gave her husband a “most foul look.”
President Trump later told the crowd, “I’m just glad I didn’t say it.”
Giuliani had two kids, Andrew and Caroline, with his second wife, Donna Hanover. Hanover and Giuliani were married for 20 years. Prior to that, Giuliani was married for 14 years to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi.
Judith has a daughter, Whitney, from a previous marriage. Giuliani famously fell for his wife at a cigar bar in 1999 while he was mayor and still married to Hanover.
Giuliani and Judith kept their affair secret for a year before he announced their love to the world — and Hanover — during a news conference.
“Judith Nathan is a very, very fine person,” the Republican said at the notorious presser. “She’s been a very good friend to me.”
Giuliani’s split from Hanover was so acrimonious that in 2001 a judge issued a temporary restraining order barring Judith from Gracie Mansion.
The News broke the story in 2007 that Judith had been married twice before tying the knot with Giuliani — not once, as she initially claimed.
“Hopefully if you learn anything from being married before, it’s that you learn from your mistakes. We look forward to growing old together,” Judith told The News at the time.
During Giuliani’s short-lived stint as the front-runner for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, Judith developed a reputation as a big spender who splurged on clothes and jewelry. While crossing the country on the campaign trail, she demanded an entire plane seat for her Louis Vuitton bag, which was named “Baby Louis,” according to a Vanity Fair story at the time.
Giuliani, meanwhile, established himself as a regular political commentator and drifted further to what was then the fringe of Republican politics. He also maintained a security consulting business.
He has failed — so far — to land a job in President Trump’s administration, despite lobbying to be Secretary of State.
His lucrative lines of work have resulted in him and Judith owning homes in Southampton, Manhattan and Palm Beach.
Efforts to reach Rudy Giuliani were unsuccessful.
A spokesman for Judith Guiliani said, “She is thankful that she was able to be by Rudy’s side on Sept 11th, 2001, and help establish the Family Center at Pier 94 which supported the victims’ families for several months, and also be a founding board member of the Twin Towers Fund. As a nurse she found this particularly gratifying.”
On – 04 Apr, 2018 By Stephen Rex Brown