Nadine Caridi Biography

Nadine Caridi is a British-born former model and ex-wife of Jordan Belfort. Let’s take a look at her childhood, family, personal life, career, life facts etc.

Quick Facts

Birthday: November 6, 1962

Nationality: British

Famous: British Women Scorpio Women

Age: 57 Years, 57 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born in: London, United Kingdom

Famous as: Jordan Belfort's Ex-wife


Spouse/Ex-: John Macaluso, Jordan Belfort (m. 1991–2005)

children: Carter Belfort, Chandler Belfort

City: London, England

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Nadine Caridi is a British-born former model more famous for her over decade long marriage with American former stock market mogul Jordan Belfort who remained infamous for his shady business, lifestyle and substance abuse. This beautiful diva began her career as model and became poster girl of beer brand ‘Miller Lite’. In course of time she featured in various national campaigns that included ads of ‘Monday Night Football’. However, it was her relationship with Belfort that brought her to limelight. All this began when she was introduced to Belfort in one of his lavish parties through her then boyfriend, Alan Wilzig. In no time the two got attracted towards each other and after a couple of years of romance and Belfort’s divorce from his first wife, they got married. They have two children together. However, the marriage culminated into divorce due to Belfort’s issues with substance abuse and extra-marital affairs. Moving on with her life and two children, Nadine went on to marry John Macaluso, former entrepreneur from New York and CEO of Wizard World. She now leads a happy life with her big family consisting of her husband, her two children from Belfort and three children from Macaluso’s first marriage.

Early Life, Education & Career
  • Nadine Caridi was born on November 6, 1962, in London, United Kingdom and grew up in Bay Ridge, a neighbourhood in Brooklyn, New York, US. There is not much information on her parents and early life except that she attended John Dewey High School located in Gravesend, Brooklyn, and completed her graduation from there. She endeavoured into modelling and later became the poster girl of beer brand ‘Miller Lite’ in the 1990s. Moving on, she was successful as a model with her stunning and captivating looks that saw her featuring in several national commercial campaigns that included the Monday Night Football commercials. Nadine also furthered her education and obtained a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and obtained her PhD later in 2015.
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Marriage, Life & Split with Jordan Belfort
  • Belfort was known for throwing lavish parties with girls, alcohol and drugs. It was in one of these parties that the gorgeous Nadine first met Belfort introduced by her then boyfriend, Alan Wilzig, an American entrepreneur, semi-professional race car driver, restaurateur and philanthropist. At that time Belfort was married to Denise Lombardo. Nadine and Belfort got drawn towards each other at the very first glance and soon started dating. The two tied the knot in 1991 in the Caribbean after a few years following Belfort’s divorce with Denise. Nadine, also known as Duchess of Bay Ridge, ceased to work as a model following her marriage. She has two children with Belfort - a daughter, Chandler, and a son, Carter, and would lead the life of a socialite apart from taking care of her two adorable children.
  • Belfort bought a luxury yacht that was originally built in 1961 for famous French fashion designer and businesswoman, Coco Chanel, founder of the brand ‘Chanel’. After such purchase the yacht was named ‘Nadine’. It sank off the east coast of Sardinia in June 1996. Belfort gradually gained notoriety for his shady businesses that led to investigations by authorities and sentencing of the stock market mogul for four years of imprisonment in 2003. He finally served a term of 22 months in prison. Such incidents along with Belfort’s drug addiction, fraudulency, alleged domestic violence on Nadine and his affairs with other women led to trouble in personal relations. The couple finally divorced in 2005.
  • The memoir of Belfort titled ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ published by Bantam Books on September 25, 2007 was adapted into an American biographical black comedy crime film bearing the same title. The film that was directed by Martin Scorsese and released in December 2013 had Leonardo DiCaprio essaying the role of Belfort while Nadine was portrayed by Australian actress Margot Robbie. The film became a blockbuster hit and garnered several awards and nominations including 5 Academy Awards nominations.
Second Marriage & Present Life
  • Following her divorce with Belfort, Nadine married former entrepreneur from New York, John Macaluso, in Manhattan Beach. Macaluso, reported to be around 22 years older than Nadine, served as CEO of Wizard World. According to sources, the ravishing beauty is leading a happy and peaceful life with her present husband. The family of the couple consists of three daughters of Macaluso from his first marriage namely Frankie, Allie and Nicky, and two children of Nadine with Belfort.

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