- Thomson Reuters
- Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife are getting a divorce.
- The split comes weeks after his wife reportedly gave him a “foul look” after he made a “tasteless” joke about former 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in March at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida.
- The pair has been married for 15 years.
Former mayor of New York City and Rudy Giuliani and his wife Judith are getting divorced, the former mayor confirmed to Page Six.
“It is with great sadness I can confirm that Judith and I are divorcing,” he told the publication on Wednesday. “We hope to do this as amicably as possible, and hope that people will respect the privacy of our children at this time.”
Giuliani had been married to his wife for 15 years since 2003, and said that both he and his wife had expressed problems with the marriage.
“In these divorce situations, you cannot place blame, it is 50/50, there are problems on both sides,” he told Page Six. “We will have to divide our properties in New York and Palm Beach.”
Giuliani’s wife has reportedly filed a contested divorce claim, meaning that there will be a battle over assets.
The divorce comes soon after Giuliani made controversial and apparently poorly received remark at President Donald Trump Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida last month about former 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s appearance at Trump’s third wedding at the club in 2005.
“Hillary was also here,” Giuliani said, according to two Axios sources who were in the room at the time, “and she actually fit through the door.”
The crowd at the event apparently burst into gasps, and Giuliani’s wife reportedly gave him the “most foul look.”
Trump himself later distanced himself from the remark at the event, and said he was “glad [he] didn’t say it,” according to Axios.
Giuliani had been a fervent supporter of Trump during his campaign, and gave a fiery and controversial speech on his behalf at the Republican National Convention in July 2016. He now serves as an informal adviser to Trump on cybersecurity.
His involvement with Trump comes years after he made a name for himself as mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001.