David Letterman’s wife kicks him out of the house


David Letterman has gotten the boot from his wife Regina, according to the National Enquirer. It’s not necessarily permanent, however. Apparently Dave sort of bungled his attempts to make things better with her after he failed to acquiesce to her demands that he confess to everything he’s done. According to the Enquirer’s source, that’s when Regina got so frustrated she kicked him out, and he’s been living in his Manhattan pied-à-terre ever since.

David Letterman has moved out of his family home after failing to patch things up with his outraged wife Regina, sources tell The Enquirer. Mired in a sex scandal, the 62-year-old “Late Show” host is now living in his luxury loft in lower Manhattan, while his wife and son stay at his mansion in New York’s swank Weschester County.

“Dave admitted he’s sleeping in the city after Regina let him have it. He took a few days off from the show so they could try to work things out,” divulged an insider at his CBS show. “But if anything, he may have made the situation worse. Regina demanded that he tell the complete truth about what he did with the women, but Dave hemmed and hawed. Now he’s moved out of the house. He said Regina told him to ‘get out’ and that’s exactly what he did! He hopes Regina will cool down in a few weeks and he can try again to set things right.”

Even though he publicly apologized to her, Regina, 49, is still furious about Dave’s illicit roance with his 34-year-old personal assistant Stephanie Birkitt, insiders say.

Regina has told Dave that she plans to make a decision about the future of the marriage by the end of the year,” divulged the close source. “Meanwhile, she wants Dave to think about his commitment to their relationship, and whether staying together is what he really wants.

“She doesn’t want to leave the marriage, and there’s no indication that they’re breaking up for good. But Regina wants to make sure he doesn’t hurt her again. She feels the scandal has made her a public laughingstock.”

[From the National Enquirer, Nov. 23, 2009, print ed.]

From what I’ve read – and I’m no expert here – the only way for a couple to truly make their marriage work after an affair is if the partner that cheated truly is completely open and honest about absolutely every single thing. Not just about the past but also in the present – basically you get to keep nothing to yourself. I can understand how anything less would make the party that was cheated on constantly suspicious and worried and feel like they couldn’t trust them. And no matter what, it will take a long, long time for Regina to trust Dave again. With the lifestyle he lives, it’s perfectly normal for him to be gone for extended periods of time, to have lots of dinners out – he has endless money at his disposal, and lots of legitimate commitments. Which could also mask illegitimate behavior.

Honestly I can’t really see how someone could get past this no matter how sorry the other partner was. It does seem as though Dave is genuinely sorry, but it’s also been a long pattern with him. I guess it will depend on what Regina needs from him, and if Dave can fully give it to her.

Here’s Dave in St. Barths last December. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Green Is Good says:

    Dave wants out of this marriage. And the best way to do it is piss off his wife further. It’s going to cost him big time, but he wants to trawl for new “kitty”.

  2. mollyb says:

    That’s too bad. I always suspected–based on how blantant he was–that she knew about his strange-on-the-side and was okay with it as long as it stayed quiet. It must suck to be so publicly humiliated like that.

  3. queenie says:

    Good for her. She should divorce his ass. My guess is he is sorry he got caught and not sorry for his actions. He will never change.

  4. Shelly Shellz says:

    Ewwwwwwwwwww……..is he really wearing a WASHINGTON NATIONALS t-shirt?!?!?! WTF! LOSER! Oh…sorry, got a little sidetracked…what were we talking about again?

  5. Eileen Yover says:

    Just thinking about Dave getting his sexy on grosses me out! Blech!
    I love his show, but I can’t blame her for kicking his cheating ass out. Just because he’s funny, doesn’t mean he should get any kind of special treatment.

  6. Andrea says:

    I don’t believe she did not know about his shenanigans before this story came out.

  7. BitterBetty says:

    Ew @ grandpa jogging in flowery shorts and creepily smiling @ that young woman.

  8. Popcorny says:

    That Stephanie Slut must be clapping her hands and crossing her legs tight to avoid a glee pee.
    Kinda the outcome that ESPN guy’s ho-bag wanted.
    Dave’s scum.
    I feel what Dave’s done is a helluva lot worse than what the guy who’s being prosecuted has done.

  9. Judy says:

    Gawd, he’s ugly. Glad the wife kicked his A$$ to the curb.

  10. hatsumomo says:

    Well, I dont feel that what Dave did was so despicable its worse than that awful ESPN anchor.
    You know, privately, though Regina will never admit it, i think she did know about the affairs while her and Dave were dating. And I think he cut it out completely once he had kids with Regina. I guess I’m just rooting for the Dave Team or Regina Team or whatever team you call for the both of them to work it out. It can be done. Had anyone not seen the MSNBC.com specials about cheating partners? They don’t always divorce.

  11. Jeri says:

    Dave’s my favorite host. That said, I don’t think any married partners should have separate residences. It has been reported that Dave always lives at his Manhattan pied-à-terre during the week for the convenience of being near his set and his wife has another New York place. Course i’m not a millionaire / billionaire but this seems to be happening more & more and not just celebs. Why get married if you don’t want to live together or even in the same state? How can a marriage survive like that. I guess they think it’s ok to see others as long as no one gets embarrased (Dave/Gwen & Chris) then there should be no complaints if the separate arrangements become more & more separate & involve others.

  12. Sakota says:

    “That said, I don’t think any married partners should have separate residences. It has been reported that Dave always lives at his Manhattan pied-à-terre during the week for the convenience of being near his set and his wife has another New York place. ”

    Sometimes both spouses kind of cover both bases. The Wife covers the social base and the husband works like a fiend to pay for the lifestyle. Which is wrong, I mean, why they do that is beyond me.

    Same with women whose millionaire husbands work, they have kids, and then pawn them off to the nannies. I mean, spend some time with the kids you had you idiots! They can afford to spend 24/7 with them, why not do it?

  13. niamh (neev) says:

    Regina probably knew or suspected about some random affairs over the last 20 years, but she probably didn’t suspect Stephanie, and she probably didn’t suspect a long term affair.

    If she did kick him out, I think she is handling it beautifully. Its less about punishing him, more about having the time and space to herself to think things through, i.e. What’s best for the son.

  14. Lantana says:

    I think it’s a total set-up for her to save face and him to appear more “human”. She can be the hard ass and he can be the whipped puppy, and he’ll go back with his tail between his legs and she’ll forgive him. She will appear to stand up for herself and he will appear to be remorseful. I don’t believe for one second that they do anything that isn’t scripted for the press. This has done nothing but increase his visibility, and therefore his paycheck.

  15. Pole says:

    I mostly feel sorry for their son. This must be upsetting for him.

  16. Simon Scowl says:

    “And I think he cut it out completely once he had kids with Regina.”

    No he didn’t.

  17. gg says:

    He’s a scumbag and she should kick him to the curb!

    Popcorny, I think it’s worse than the sports guy too, but Stephanie didn’t stalk Letterman at home and ram his moarble callums with her car on the front lawn.

  18. Essie says:

    Please people!! Regina HAD to know that David wasn’t faithful to her. You don’t live with a man for 20 years and not know if he’s stepping out on you. And at his age now, he will never change. She stayed with him, unmarried, for years, had a baby and he finally married her. She is now Mrs. Letterman and is most likely happy with that. Why would she kick him out of HIS house? I don’t believe a word of this Enquirer story. It’s total BS!! Regina will never give up the status she has, no matter how much he cheat.

  19. Raven says:

    I hope they work it out. I think if he didn’t want to do it, he would leave permanently, although maybe he’s doing that now.

    If she really wants this to stop, though, they need to live differently. If he won’t go to Westchester county at night, then they need to get a bigger apt in town and keep the house for weekends. They can’t live separately and expect this not to happen again. There are too many good-time girls out there wanting to add another conquest and he’s a bit too funloving to be left completely alone most of the time.

  20. Gigohead says:

    Looks to me that Dave has found himself a new little eye candy there during his running time. LOL!

    Dave is a horn dog and it doesn’t seem to stop even after he was BUSTED!

  21. ccoop says:

    I think Regina’s anger is more about the “public humiliation” aspect rather than the actual cheating. And for that he SHOULD be kicked to the curb.

  22. MSat says:

    Hope she gets some of that “Worldwide Pants” money.

  23. Sincerity says:

    If this is actually true, I pray that Dave and Regina can work things out and reconcile. They have been together long enough for her to realize that Dave’s “not perfect” and wasn’t she one of his employees at one time, also? Sure, he was “unfaithful” before they were married but he should not be “penalized” for a relationship that transpired prior to their recent marriage. Infidelity comes with the territory when you’re involved with a “high profile” person simply because they’re constantly bombarded with very appealing individuals who have self serving agendas.

    Honest, open communication in a relationship is important; however, not all spouses are able to deal with “complete honesty”. There are times when the less you say the better off you are. As long as Dave is trying to make a sincere effort to move past this incident, he should be given a second chance.

  24. mollination says:

    waait– as in she kicked him out oh HIS house that he paid for? ugh…my gender (including all those saying crap like “good for her – take yo mans money”) sickens me.

  25. la chica says:

    Regina’s got the leverage now. let’s see how she uses it. i feel bad for the kid. he didn’t choose these parents.

  26. Sumodo says:

    Let’s see, how much money did Michael Jordan have to cough up in his divorce settlement? Um, $168 million in money, property, etc. His net worth was estimated at $525 million. So, she got 32%. David Letterman’s net worth is estimated at $400 million. 32% of that means Regina will get about $132 million but my math sucks.

  27. Popcorny says:

    *Just for the record, I did not (or did not meant to) say that slimy Dave was worse than the slimy ESPN guy -or that the ESPN guy was worse than Dave.
    I was pointing out that Dave’s ho got the kind of reaction ESPN guy’s ho wanted (to break up/separate the married duo).
    Then I said what Dave did (in my opinion) was a worse offense than the guy who extorted/blackmailed did.

    Also, when Dave first went on his show to discuss with the public what was going on … he said something odd. He was nearing the end and stated that something to the effect that “it was going to work -or it wasn’t going to work” (about the future of his and Regina’s relationship).
    To me, that sounded like he didn’t really care if it did “work” (like, he was “all set” either way).

  28. Jazz says:

    At least Stephanie hasn’t done a tell all interview like the ESPN tramp – yet. But I suppose one is coming up.

  29. Firestarter says:

    Sincerity- What planet are you from? Are you seriously going to say that she should be more understanding of his infidelity because she has known him for 20 yrs and he is not perfect. Newsflash- When you are in a serious relationship with someone, regardless of a wedding ring or not, you do not cheat, especially long term.

    Also, the relationship continued in to their marriage. They have a child together that was born when he was having the affair with the other woman. So his wife should just forgive and forget an affair that happened during a good portion of their relationship? If he didn’t want to be with Regina, he could have ended it anytime, not had a child with her and not gotten married. He did all of those things,so that makes him a POS in my book.

    If you want to be with other women, then do not continue in the relationship that you are in. That is the mark of a selfish, egomaniacal, a-hole, who wants someone to be at home when he needs them, but wants his dessert on the side. There is no place in an “open and honest” relationship for that. There is no open communication that will justify that.

    If the woman is smart, she will take him to the cleaners and move on with her life with someone who respects women, relationships and the sanctity of marriage.

  30. bubbles says:

    can you blame him? have any of you seen pictures of his wife? ugh!

  31. pickelhaube says:

    Haha Stephanie, I know how you feel. I’m from Northern VA and don’t want this cheating scum to have any association with ANYTHING from my area! He needs to wear a Yankees or Mets shirt instead, we all know NY is a craphole full of weirdos and douchebags, let him rep them instead! LEAVE DC ALOOOONE!

  32. Firestarter says:

    @Bubbles- Well gee then, should he have dated her? Married her? Had a child with her?

    Men cheat on beautiful women too.

  33. BitterBetty says:

    Like Letterman is a regular Jon Hamm…

  34. bubbles says:

    yeah. and your point is??????
    do you think anyone when they say their vows thinks ” oh, gee, I think two years from now I’m going to start cheating.” yet, the divorce rates all over the world are soaring.

  35. Firestarter says:

    @Bubbles- Your post read:”can you blame him? have any of you seen pictures of his wife? ugh!”

    Did he not know what the woman he was dating then married to looked like? The affair happened BEFORE AND DURING THEIR MARRIAGE. There was no two years into their union about it.

    And since you have an obviously shallow view of the world: People do not have to be gorgeous to be loved and treated decently by their spouses/mates. So what if she isn’t what you would deem “attaractive” that doesn’t give him license to cheat.

    If he thought she was so hideous he should have gotten rid of her before they had children and not carried on an affair during their courtship and then marriage.

  36. bubbles says:


    judging from your post you are taking this REALLY hard. is it hitting a little too close to home?

  37. Firestarter says:

    @Oh yes Bubbles, I am HIDEOUSLY ugly. Thank you for having such keen insight into my life.

    You are just like a seer. You clever girl. Your brilliant posts AMAZE me!

    Those who take shots at others and their looks always have an ax to grind.

  38. bubbles says:

    thanks for the compliment. apparently, I am even cleverer than you thought, because I was referring to the cheating with” hitting close to home”.
    thanks for volunteering the extra information about your looks. I feel sorry for you, but cannot sympathize because fortunately for me I have never had to deal with such a situation, because I’m simply GORGEOUS. P.s.
    I’ve checked all my clsets and haven’t found any axes.. or the likes of such.

  39. bubbles says:

    finds it strange how certain individuals take these Celebrity scenarios so to heart. It’s called the “ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY”.
    WHERE IS YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR? 75 percent of it is generated for buzz’s sake. So lighten up!

  40. DiMi says:

    He waited til she was nearly 50 to marry her. He’s been cheating on her for years. He clearly does not want to be with her, but it’s “cheaper to keep her.” She needs to divorce him and get millions so she can meet a new and better man.

  41. ogechi says:

    a man has the right to date as many women..besides, marriage is for better for worst..it is only a stupid woman that can leave her home.

  42. mmc says:

    I think what David Letterman did was so despicable.He was the boss, a man in power and he overstepped his bounds.The world will forgive him because he is a man. If it was a woman she’d be called a slut and worse and treated like garbage. If it were me I’d leave him and get what I could so that I could have a really good life with my child.Marriage doesn’t mean anything anymore and it’s sad.That’s why there are so many screwed up kids with no morals or self esteem.I’ve been married over 43 years and if my husband had cheated even once, he’d be gone and he knew it.It wasn’t worth it to either of us to ruin our life with our three kids for a few minutes of pleasure.Sure there were temptations,but you be unselfish and act like a decent person.Good luck Regina!!!