Nadine Caridi is a model and therapist who gained prominence for being the ex-wife of Jordan Belfort, a former stock market mogul who remained infamous for his dubious lifestyle, businesses, and substance abuse.
Nadine currently resides in the United States with her family with many wondering what she’s been up to. Here’s all you should know about her.
What is Nadine Caridi’s Age?
Nadine Caridi, also known as the Duchess of Bay Ridge, is 60 years old. She was born on November 6, 1962, in London, England. Nadine is of white ethnicity and an American national.
Jordan Belfort’s second wife is the daughter of Suzanne Caridi. Her parents relocated to New York City when she was just a kid, and it was there that she spent her childhood. She grew up with her parents and brother, Anthony Caridi. Nadine’s brother is a baseball enthusiast and a big fan of The Brooklyn Dodgers.
Anthony is currently the proprietor of a pizza restaurant entitled AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint situated in Brooklyn. He is married to Morgan Caridi Gill and currently resides in the city of Vancouver BC. He has two beautiful daughters.
For her education, Nadine Caridi attended the John Dewey High School situated in Brooklyn. There, she obtained her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the prestigious Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Is Nadine Caridi a Model?
Yes, Nadine Caridi was a model. Before her marriage to Jordan, she worked as a print model, featuring on the posters of Miller Lite beer. Her career was a successful one before she quit to focus on her family.
Many years later, Nadine began working as a certified marriage and family therapist, a position she took in 2015. She is also a blogger and uses her Instagram account, @drnaelmft to promote her services and inspire her followers with motivational quotes. She is currently known as Dr. Nadine Macaluso.
What Did Young Nadine Caridi Look Like?
Being that she worked as a model, the young Nadine Caridi was a beauty to behold and it was probably her beauty that attracted Jordan to her in the first place despite being married. From her early years, Nadine was interested in sports and likes dressing up and creating various makeovers for her friends. This was what inspired her to become a model. She also enjoyed cooking, painting, traveling, and reading.
Nadine Caridi and Jordan Belfort’s Marriage Made Nadine Famous
Jordan Belfort was infamous for being an alcoholic, a drug addict, and for throwing lavish parties. It was at one of his parties that he met the beautiful Nadine. She was introduced to Jordan by Alan Wilzig, her then-boyfriend who was an American race car driver, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and philanthropist.
But at that time, Jordan Belfort was married to a lady named Denise Lombardo. There was what many would describe as “love at first sight” between Nadine and Jordan when they met and soon enough they started dating. The pair got hitched in 1991 in a romantic wedding in the Caribbean a few years after Jordan divorced his wife Denise.
The Couple Survived a Terrible Yacht Accident in 1996
In June 1996, Nadine, Jordan, and a few of their friends went sailing on a yacht that was bought by Jordan and named after Nadine. However, in the middle of the night, the yacht sank near the eastern coast of Sardinia, while Nadine and Jordan were having a party.
This happened just after the couple ignored the warning of their captain not to sail in bad weather with high waves and strong winds. However, all the people who were on board survived the accident.
In an unfortunate twist, Jordan was investigated to be involved in shady business and subsequently sentenced to prison in 2003 for four years. However, he only spent 22 months in prison, before he was released on probation for his ‘good behavior’.
What Happened Between Nadine Caridi and Jordan Belfort?
After Jordan’s release from prison, he returned to his wife, Nadine, and his family. However, he was frustrated over the seizure and confiscation of several of his properties and assets. This incident changed his life. Consequently, he started taking hard drugs and drinking to the extent he became addicted to the lifestyle.
In addition to his pathetic addiction, Jordan started having affairs with other women. Nadine tried to rescue Jordan from this lifestyle but was physically abused. A few years later, in late 2005, Nadine Caridi divorced Jordan Belfort citing constant physical abuse, infidelity, alcohol, and drug addiction as reasons. Notwithstanding, Jordan later married his long-term girlfriend, Anne Koppe, in 2005.
Nadine’s Second Marriage to John Macaluso
A few years after her divorce from Jordan, Nadine married a man named John Macaluso, a former entrepreneur, in Manhattan Beach. However, John was reportedly 21 years older than Nadine.
Nadine now has stepchildren, from John’s first marriage namely, Allie, Frankie, and Nicky. According to sources, the Duchess of Bay Ridge is living a happy and fulfilled life with her new husband and family.
Nadine Caridi’s Net Worth
Currently, Nadine has an estimated net worth of about $5 million. According to sources, she donates the majority of her wealth to charity. And it was also disclosed that she was handsomely rewarded with entitlement following her divorce from Jordan.
Is Nadine Caridi Active on Social Media?
Nadine has an active Instagram account with the handle @drnaelmft which she leverages to boost her brand. She has over 9,000 followers with more than 1,500 posts. She also has a website where she runs her service as a marriage therapist.
Nadine is also an active Twitter user with the handle @drnaelmft which she created in June 2012. On Facebook, she is available with her full name Nadine Caridi.