Rudy Giuliani is divorcing his third wife Judith & she’s going after his assets

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For all of the young ones reading this, pull up a stool and enjoy: in the year 2000, racist gargoyle Rudy Giuliani was actually one of the most powerful men in America. He was serving his second term as mayor of New York, and while he wasn’t the most beloved guy in the city, he was seen as a mostly moderate Republican civil servant with a petty, vindictive and self-aggrandizing streak. That was the year that he dumped his second wife Donna Hanover in a press conference without informing her first. He had been cheating on Donna with a woman named Judith Nathan (amongst others, apparently), and he wanted out of the marriage.

What happened next was a perfect New York tabloid scandal: Donna refused to leave the mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion, so Mayor Giuliani ended up moving in with two gay guys, his close friends, and he continued to carry on with Judith Nathan. The divorce between Hanover and Giuliani dragged on for two years, and Hanover even sought (and received!) an injunction preventing Judith Nathan from ever visiting Gracie Mansion. It was all a glorious, destructive and funny mess. Eventually, Rudy’s divorce came through and he married Judith Nathan in 2003. Guess what’s happening now? Rudy’s getting another divorce!!

Rudy Giuliani and his wife Judith are divorcing after 15 years of marriage, the former New York mayor has exclusively confirmed to Page Six.

Giuliani, who married Judith in 2003, said, “It is with great sadness I can confirm that Judith and I are divorcing. We hope to do this as amicably as possible, and hope that people will respect the privacy of our children at this time.”

Judith just filed a contested divorce proceeding in Manhattan Supreme Court, meaning she is expecting a fight over their assets. Rudy, 73, and Judith, 63, both have adult children from previous marriages. He has Andrew and Caroline with his second wife, Donna Hanover. Registered nurse Judith has a daughter, Whitney, from her marriage to Bruce Nathan, which ended in 1992. This was the third marriage for both.

Confirming that Judith has filed for divorce, Rudy added to Page Six, “In these divorce situations, you cannot place blame, it is 50/50, there are problems on both sides. We will have to divide our properties in New York and Palm Beach.”

[From Page Six]

After Giuliani left the mayor’s mansion, he ended up getting a lot of high-paying gigs all over the place, mostly consulting for security/counterterrorism firms and the like. What I’m saying is that I’d be willing to bet that he’s banked a lot of money in the past 15 years or so, and that Judith is looking to clean him out, and it won’t just be a “you take the New York apartment, I’ll take the Palm Beach house” division of assets. But really, this is a good week to be Donna Hanover. After all this time, finally, some closure. Donna probably had closure long before now though: after all, Rudy is widely seen as a total f–king embarassment at this point.

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  1. Clare says:

    Vintage gossip. I like it.

    I miss the days when we could just enjoy terrible politician’s scandals without fearing for the actual fate of humanity.

  2. lightpurple says:

    This is going to be messy.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Can’t wait!

    • Sabrine says:

      Does he not have an iron clad pre-nup? I can never understand why people with money even bother to get married in the first place. Don’t they realize they’re going to be taken to the cleaners with it ends? Prince Harry is not getting a prenup and that’s another example of having your head in the clouds and being incredibly stupid in not protecting your assets.

  3. ChrissyMS says:

    He deserves whatever he has coming to him. His ego got SO BIG after 9-11.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      His ego was massive before but the event gave it a national stage.

      He wanted to suspend the city charter to allow himself to stay in office because he was “indispensable.”

      (Bloomberg at least troubled himself to get a law enabling him to serve a 3rd term, LOL.)

      Rudy would have been washed up and disgraced if it hadn’t been for 9/11.

      • magnoliarose says:

        He was loathed before 9-11 and given cover when some of the fallout was his fault because of his asinine policies and ego. He is a vile person and I hope he is part of the investigation.
        For years he gave 45 cover so he deserves a steep hard fall.

    • a reader says:

      HAHAHHA remember the whole joke about Rudy??? every time he’d open his mouth it would be “a noun, a verb, and 9-11″…. can’t remember who made that up……

  4. Frome says:

    Haha. Couldn’t have happened to two better people! May it be a long and humiliating battle with lots of scurrilous revelations.

    Shadenfreude aside, what’s wrong with Republicans. So judgemental of others lives and yet so ridiculously dysfunctional in their own. Isn’t he one of those AHoles who attributes crime to black single mothers

    • Elkie says:

      But never forget that it’s marriage equality and the LGBT community that are destroying a holy union!

      Ted Cruz always warned that gay marriage would lead to child molestation being normalised and just a few short years later, there he was endorsing Roy Moore for senate….

    • Kitten says:

      Came here to say the same. These people make a mockery out of marriage. So holy, so Christian…

      • still_sarah says:

        Actually Kitten, these people are NOT Christian. They are the Christian version of RINO (Republican in name only). Can we call them CINO’s?

        My late mother was in a relationship (living together) with a nice man who had been widowed twice and wanted to get married a third time (to her). My mother thought living together was fine. And his daughter joked that my mom didn’t want to get married because her father “had bad luck with wives” – i.e. they kept dying. Ah, such fun times!

  5. Neelyo says:

    I remember people were happy for that ghoul when he was finally free to marry Judith. That’s how beloved he was at the time. I’d say he’s fallen far but he was always an asshole.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      I remember a lot of rooting for Hanover.

      Anyone remember the behavior of son Andrew?

      • CadiC says:

        I do; he grew up to be just as big a tool as his father. Poor Andy didn’t make the Duke goal team so sued the school. Entitlement at its finest!

      • Carmen says:

        Both his kids are messed up. His daughter has been busted for shoplifting on more than one occasion.

    • Iknowwhatboyslike says:

      No, the NY tabloids rightfully dragged Judith and him all over the place. Judith more so because of course. But Donna was seen as the victim in all of this. The truth is, Rudy Guiliani, after 9/11 was popular everywhere except NY. After the Abner Luima case, where police officers sodomized a black man with a plunger in a NYC police station, Guliani was hated in NY. Then 9/11 happened and a lot of people begrudgingly stopped the criticism and let him do his thing. The national media dubbed him America’s Mayor, a year later, NYer’s had had enough of this clown.

      • Pandy says:

        Wow, just read about the Abner Louima case because of your comment. That’s beyond human. I don’t even have words …

      • PortlandJan says:

        The Amadou Diallo case, in which 4 cops fired a total of 41 bullets at an immigrant street vendor, also happened under his watch.

      • Asiyah says:

        He stepped up to the plate after 9-11, but if you really think about it, that was his JOB. And anybody looked more competent than George W. Bush after that. I appreciate that he did his job but I will never forget how much of a d-bag he was, is, and will continue to be.

    • ELX says:

      I don’t think so. As I recall we were mostly disgusted by how blatant and disrespectful his behavior with Nathan was and the side piece before that —Christine Something who flat-backed her way onto his staff and then Head of Tourism, for which she was totally unqualified, as a kiss off. Rudy’s a sanctimonious creep who’s just out for himself.

    • Carmen says:

      We loathe the jerk in New York. The way he announced he was ending his marriage to Donna Hanover was disgusting. You don’t announce to the whole world you’re divorcing your wife before you tell your wife. The poor woman looked like a piano had dropped on her head. And then he tried to force her out of the house so he could move his mistress in. The whole city was like, if you want out, YOU get out. I hope this third wife takes him for every dime he’s got.

  6. RBC says:

    Can you imagine if during the divorce proceedings it comes out that Rudy had some shady dealings with Russian businesses that Robert Mueller is investigating? Going to get some popcorn this could be good

    • Chrissy says:

      Nothing, at this point, would surprise me.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Wouldn’t be a surprise at all. He had close ties to the purportedly compromised NYC FBI office. He hinted at knowing anti Clinton “dirt” ahead of time, too.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        Yup. And I have no doubt he’s the one who made the call, with Jared’s blessing on the axing of Preet Bharara.

        Notice how many of these Trumpians are being divorced by their spouses? Freddo, Ghouliani — who’s next?

    • Carrie says:

      I am also suspicious of the timing of this! Perhaps they are just transferring assets so that they still have money if Rudy has his assets frozen.

  7. Nancy says:

    Shame. They made a lovely couple. “America’s Mayor” for those who remember his post 911 moniker, actually considered being a Priest twice in his life. POS. Tired of hearing of these serial marriages. Marriage is hardly sacred anymore……how about a test before such as driving. A lot less bad marriages and embarrassing divorces. BTW, couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  8. Larelyn says:

    Totally off topic: I hate calling grown up offspring “children” without the necessary “adult” adjective. Calling an adult a child just rubs me wrong. I am determined to say “my sons and daughter” when they reach the age of majority… unless anyone has any other suggestions? Offspring is just too impersonal and punk. Is there a term we could borrow from another language?

    • msmlnp says:

      hahaha that bothered me too. Please “respect our children” who are likely all 30+ and grown-a$$ adults but we are all about our family soooo….

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Good idea. And their kids are grown so it was odd of them to ask for privacy that way. They could have asked for privacy for themselves and family members.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I did a double take, too, wondering if they might (im)possibly have young kids. Snowflakes, lol.

    • Darla says:

      And they have no children together. Neither seemed to respect their respective children when they had a very public affair.

    • ash says:

      yea that a war not won…. parents are always gonna call their children their children…. my mom just did it on the phone…saying how the children come down for our NYE holiday

      Im turning 30 years old and havent lived with her since before college. LOL

  9. Betsy says:

    My, my, my. They’re really putting a convincing show to hide their assets! This is how it’s done, Jr and Vanessa.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      Page Six is glorious right now.

      Really. I hope this means she not only hates his guts but that she knows something about his involvement and wants to get far away before the taint reaches her, too.

    • Christin says:

      Timing is everything, isn’t it?

  10. Who ARE these people? says:

    Judy left the price tags on her sun dress.

  11. Mia4s says:

    Third marriage for both?!? Yikes. You know on three different occasions I tried to take up training to do long distance running. After the third unsuccessful try I realized I had many other strengths and interests and let that one go. Might I suggest a similar path for these two and marriage? How about taking up Tai Chi or archeology instead?

    • Kitten says:

      But seriously though. I just don’t get it.

      Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. These arrogant men would be better off doing some deep soul-searching and inner-reflection before jumping into the next marriage. Work on YOURSELVES, dudes.

      I feel like the marriage thing is just for the sake of appearance among the Religious Right. It’s a way to say “Hey, I’m a good Christian; a married family man” when the reality is that they’re trapped (by their own making) in a loveless marriage.

      • jwoolman says:

        4EverChampagne – long ago, I remember Bruno Bettelheim saying about the same thing. He said that in previous times, it was so normal to lose a spouse to death that long-lived people often had several spouses over lifetime. This meant they didn’t have time to fall out of the relationship as they grew older. So it might be normal for people to go through stages and for marriages to break up and then people remarry on the typical timeline today. Those who stay in love for many decades into old age may be the lucky exceptions.

        A friend also said he had three long-term relationships (meaning more than a year but less than two years, living together) before meeting his wife who became the mother of his children, now in their twenties. The breakups were awful, but he felt he learned important things from each that prepared him for his true partner.

    • still_sarah says:

      I believe Christie Brinkley has been married three or four times. I have always wondered – if she kept inviting the same people to her weddings, were they still obliged to bring presents (after they may have already given her 2 or 3 for her previous weddings)? Could they bring less expensive gifts as the marriages kept happening? Could they specify that Brinkley got to keep the gift if/when the marriage broke up?

      And finally, is there an etiquette book for this??

  12. jferber says:

    Hallelujah! He isn’t fit for politics and isn’t fit to live with either. Probably all that spleen, misogyny and hatefulness. Get it all, Judith.

  13. Iknowwhatboyslike says:

    Yaasss, I remember Rudy’s messy ass divorce. Donna Hanover was a report at NY’s local Fox Five news channel. She was well known and beloved and Judith, not him so much, got dragged all over the New York tabloid. I remember there being something written about how she looks like a woman who was born to be a mistress — something nasty like that. Even when he ran for president, they tried to spray this marriage with Fabreeze but no one could get the stink off. They are both dispicable people.

    On a sidenote, I can’t believe how old I am now. I can’t believe it’s been 18 years!! I remember this like it was yesterday!

  14. Eric says:


    Molting season must be over because ghoulish Nosferatu is back. Holy hell hrs looks terrible in his new “skins.”

  15. HK9 says:

    I hope she gets EVERYTHING! And that’s only because I dislike him so much. Is that bad??

    • still_sarah says:

      @ HK9 : no, I hope she gets everything too.

      • stinky says:

        mm. nope. mistresses are lowlifes (along with the lying dude they’re with). so i don’t hope she gets everything. i hope he gives a good fight & they both get an ulcer.

      • Olive says:

        @stinky she’s his wife now, not just his mistress anymore. i hope she gets everything she’s legally entitled to as his wife.

    • MissMarierose says:

      I hope the fight drags on so long, the lawyers get all the money and both of those vile people end up with a pittance.

  16. anniefannie says:

    Vanity Fair did a profile of her as they were trying rehabilitate after the disastrous divorce from Hanover. It went gloriously wrong and painted Judith as a relentlessly scheming bitch. VF could only get comments off the record and they were vicious.

    • windyriver says:

      Just read the VF article I think you mean – the one titled “Giuliani’s Princess Bride”?

      Wow. If ever two people deserved each other…

      Don’t remember hearing about the dogs (mentioned below) at the time…thankfully. From what the article says, it wasn’t just Judith doing the demonstrations, it was how the company did business. That any company, individual employees, or customers thought this was in any way okay to participate in is beyond revolting.

    • DIRTNAP says:

      I read that profile and … whoa. Gold diggers fascinate me. Especially when the gold diggers are average-looking, entitled, bitchy, and have not had the best marriage track record. What makes a man look at a woman like that and say, “That’s the woman for me?” What do these women say and do to get these guys to date/marry them? It’s an art form.

  17. Dana says:

    The two things I remember about the start of this relationship:

    -her rollout to the public was totally derailed by negative press when reporters started looking into her background

    For example, in Judith’s previous job at a medical supply company, she put on presentations for potential buyers that involved cutting open live dogs and using medical staplers on their internal organs. After the presentation was done, the dogs were euthanized. Given how Americans feel about dogs, this did not endear her to the public.

    -Giuliani being startlingly public about his infatuation with her.

    During his campaign to be the Republican presidential candidate, if she called him while he was in the middle of making a speech, he would literally tell the audience “oh, that’s my wife calling!”, answer the call right there at the podium, and be all “sweetheart, I’ll call you when I’m done. Love you so much!” while the baffled crowd just stared at him.

    I also remember him saying in an interview that if he was elected president, she would be allowed to sit in on cabinet meetings and make policy decisions.

    • ccc8888 says:

      Wow @ that calling in the middle of speech. That definitely screams unhealthy and toxic relationship!!! Like, who even thinks to do something like that?!

  18. Kat says:

    But how will he blame Beyoncé?

    *sarcasm font*

    I adore Beyonce. Know we are all pointing, laughing at this buffoon and hope the Queen B is too.

  19. Karen says:

    This gave me a good laugh yesterday. He humiliated Donna Hanover. He held a press conference announcing the separation without telling Donna about it.

    Hope Muelller is after him.

    • Carmen says:

      I remember that press conference. Right afterwards the cameras cut to Donna Hanover for her reaction. The poor woman looked like a piano dropped on her head.

  20. Amelie says:

    I vaguely remember him divorcing towards the end of his second term and being accused of cheating but I was only 12-13 when all of that happened (I grew up in Westchester County outside of NYC so we heard about Rudy Giuliani on the news all the time). 9/11 and its aftermath reduced Rudy’s messy love life to the background for me (also getting my first period the day before 9/11, it was a very turbulent time for me in general and I was switching schools the following year) as I struggled to understand what was happening around me. All I gathered was Rudy’s actions were widely praised the day of and in the days after 9/11. Not sure what he did that was actually considered amazing but he managed to stay calm during such a devastating time or something or other. The sheer terror and confusion and all the emotions following that day drowned out anything else so I really had forgotten just how terrible of a family man Rudy is.

  21. qtpi says:

    Yeah.. he’s going to prison. See recent divorce announcements of Don Jr, Dan Scavino, now Rudy.

    Rudy has dropped off the face of the Earth since the Mueller investigation began.

    Writing is on the wall. I think there is asset protection going on. Not sure if they will succeed or not.

    • Olive says:

      yep, did you see that Don Jr’s wife spent Easter at Mar-A-Lago with him and the kids? And she posted a photo posed in a new MAGA swimsuit? she’s very much still on Team Trump

      • AMA1977 says:

        I detest them all as the scum they are, but that was Lara, the bot that is married to Unfortunate Eric. Vanessa was at the Easter Egg Roll on Monday but not at Mar-a-Lago with the grifters. I did learn, from the Fail article I read about them, that Vanessa’s oldest child with Chinless Don is Donald III. She gets eternal, extreme side-eye from me for saddling that poor child with three generations of grift, amorality, shameless self-promotion, and criminal misdeeds. Poor kid, start going by Jim now.

  22. Nicole says:

    Giuliani is the worst (ask ANY NYer) and yes his marriages are messy. Take all his money but also realize that you enabled an idiot and we’re a side piece. No one looks good here.
    Party of family values strikes again

  23. adastraperaspera says:

    Rudy is divorcing his third wife Judith, and she’s [going to hide] his assets from forfeiture and legal fees after his prosecution.

  24. Taxi says:

    I remember the big flap at Gracie Mansion. Before Rudi moved out, didn’t he move to a different wing & try to have Judith move in too? I thought for a brief time all 3 of them were in the house before Donna got him booted.

    Donna used to show up on SVU & other tv shows sometimes guesting as a Judge. I met her a few years ago. She was at her Stanford U reunion with a super hot guy, her fiance. Not sure if they’re still on, but he was a businessman in SoCal, Newport Beach I think. Glad she switched from old reptilian looking Rudi to an age-appropriate, trim, well-groomed hottie.

    • Darla says:

      Oh yeah, he famously tried to move his mistress into his home while his wife and kids still lived there.

      A terrible, awful man. And she’s no better. I remember her parading herself up and down in front of her apartment building, walking her dog, flashing her “engagment” ring for the cameras, WHILE HE WAS STILL MARRIED.

      I thought even at the time, if I had somehow gotten myself into this situation, I would have at least had the dignity to cover my face and run from the cameras. She was proud of it

      • Carmen says:

        He actually told his wife to get out so he could move his mistress in. She told him to shove it. The court sided with her.

  25. Olive says:

    Go Judith, go Judith – take him and his “family values” to the cleaners!

  26. Domino says:

    Serious question: if you marry trash, does that make you trash? Or is there hope you can get the stink off?

    Here is what I think: Giuliani is trash and so is his current wife, but she can redeem herself by donating a huge chunk of her settlement to BLM and speaking out about the toxic culture of police abuse and brutality. Her husband, however, is irredeemable.

  27. Veronica S. says:

    This man owes the 9/11 terrorists a lot of credit for his staying power. He’d otherwise be remembered mainly for his inability to keep it in his pants.

  28. jwoolman says:

    She better move fast while the lad still has assets. Methinks Rudy is getting caught up in the Mueller investigation, and Mueller can follow the trail for any other criminal activity unearthed. Plus Mueller is sharing with the New York State Attorney General.

  29. bella says:

    new yawka born and bred and remember the glorious mess with donna hanover. karma….why there you are

  30. jana says:

    I hope she takes him for every penny he’s got~he’s such a vulgar troll.

  31. Deering24 says:

    There’s not enough horrible stuff that can happen to this racist old bastard. He and the NYPD kept black folks in their crosshairs—and the white suburbanites and 1% to this day will swear he cleaned up New York. The city became a billionaires’ paradise starting with him.

  32. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I still think Rudy was grateful for 9/11 because people forgot what a cheating dirtbag he was and applauded him for how he handled the terrorist attacks.