Deidre Scaramucci, the 38-year-old wife of newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, demanded a divorce three weeks ago, according to previous reports.
Reportedly, Deidre was exhausted from her three-year marriage to Anthony, and filed divorce papers on July 6 in Nassau County Supreme Court. The reports came while she was nine months pregnant, cited by sources in communication with Page Six.
On Monday, while Anthony was rallying in West Virginia with President Trump for the Boy Scouts Jamboree, where Trump gave a highly controversial speech, Deidre gave birth to the couple’s baby boy James at Lenox Hill hospital on the Upper East Side. However, as of Friday evening, four days after delivery, Scaramucci had yet to meet his newborn son, though a friend of Anthony’s claims he visited the child late that night. Further reports indicate that while Anthony was having dinner with President Trump and others in Washington Wednesday night, Deidre was at their home on Long Island recovering from labor.
Anthony’s associate and source claims:
“When James was born, he sent her a text saying, ‘Congratulations, I’ll pray for our child.’ There was discussion between him, her and the divorce attorneys about Anthony going to the hospital and unfortunately … the delivery was sudden.”
The associate noted to Page Six that Deidre’s anger with her husband was a primary factor: “There’s been … a lot of lies.”
“She’s mad. They aren’t really speaking right now,” the source said of Diedre.“The [pain] runs deep. [Anthony] tells her she’s not that smart, that he’s out of her league.”
Asked if any other individual was involved in the split, those close to Scaramucci said no. The associate also stated, “The only one he’s dating right now is the West Wing of the White House.”
An attorney named Jill Stone, who is representing Deidre, told The Post that her client “is not making this into a circus. She has children to protect and that’s what she’s concerned about.”
According to Anthony’s associate, the couple would like to divorce amicably since Anthony was pursuing “a different career objective that didn’t align with Deidre’s trajectory.” Another source close to Anthony claimed that he was actually the victim of his wife’s verbal abuse: “She would say, ‘You’re a grifter, you’re this.’ She would mock him for being a Trump sycophant.”
Deidre graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2001 with an MA in communications before she began working at Anthony’s Manhattan hedge fund as an assistant for SkyBridge Capital in 2007. She was eventually promoted to investor relations, and eventually divorced from Anthony Portelli in 2011 so she could be with Saramucci, who had just also recently separated from his first wife of 23 years, Lisa.
Once Anthony’s divorce was finalized, the duo had their first child, Nicholas, in early 2014 and then married in July of 2014 at a beach ceremony on Long Island.
Their second child, Deidre’s infant son, experienced a premature birth since his expected date was Aug. 8, 2017. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces at birth, and was admitted on Thursday to the neonatal intensive care unit at North Shore Hospital.
Another source, a friend of first wife Lisa’s, said, “Anthony had been planning to divorce her for some time and he had told other people he planned to announce it after the baby.”
“The big shift began when Deidre went from being arm candy to [being a mother] and being unavailable for nights out [and hobnobbing],” the source claimed. “That’s when [Anthony’s] decision to just continue his life as it was and leave her behind really started to take hold.”
Relations are apparently extremely terse between Deidre and Anthony. In the reports, Anthony’s mother, Marie, who lives one Long Island town over from the couple, said she has yet to meet her new grandson, stating to The Post on the phone, “No, I haven’t. There’s a reason for it and I don’t want to discuss it.”
The communications director also has a son from his first marriage, Anthony Jr., who he threw a decorative high school graduation party for at Hunt & Fish Club in Midtown last Friday. The party was complete with an hour-long set by DJ Clue, a performance by rapper French Montana and balloons in Mets blue and orange, which fits since Scaramucci has a minor stake of ownership in the team.
“He was asking everyone around him how he did [at his first press conference],” said Hunt & Fish co-owner Eytan Sugerman, who said Anthony is already gearing up to be lampooned on “Saturday Night Live” this fall. “He was thinking Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts could play him.”
Anthony, before skyrocketing into public recognition, grew up in a middle-class Italian-American Roman Catholic family in Port Washington, LI. His father was a construction worker and one of Anthony’s first jobs was selling motorcycles in his uncle’s shop, Ghost Motorcyles. Later on in life, Scaramucci went on to study economics at Tufts University before enrolling at Harvard Law School. While he was an undergrad, that is where he met his first wife, Lisa, with whom he has three children, including Anthony Jr.
“When they were married, they had nothing, they were literally counting quarters in a jar to figure out what they were going to have for dinner that night,” said the friend of Lisa’s. “They liked that. They knew they were going to climb together. Things went bad when Anthony became very successful in the late ‘90s.”
“We’ve been friends for 20 years and I never knew his ex-wife,” said friend and fellow Hunt & Fish co-owner Nelson Braff. “Once he said, ‘Did you ever meet my ex?’ and I said, ‘No never,’ and he said, ‘She really didn’t want to participate in what had become my life.’ He’s a blue collar personality. … He’s very likeable and brash and gets away with saying things that other people, if they said it, might be deemed offensive.”
Regardless, Scaramucci’s current co-workers see great ideals and success within him.
“Anthony is an American success story by any measure,” Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to Trump, told The Post. “He’s someone who breathes the rarified air of Harvard Law School, Goldman Sachs, enormous wealth and wildly successful, but he never forgot his roots and for all his celebrity, maintains his humility. He doesn’t need the job [of Communications Director] and the hassle that comes with the long hours and short fuses.”
Conway says that loyalty helped get Anthony into the White House.
“Absolutely, and he didn’t whine about [being passed over], which goes a long way,” she said. “I think it’s oxygen for the soul to have him here.”
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