Nadine Caridi: Where is Jordan Belfort’s ex-wife Now? Everything About Her

Nadine Caridi

Nadine Caridi is a model and also the ex-wife of Jordan Belfort. Nadine Caridi’s ex-husband Belfort is a former Wall Street trader who was guilty of crimes related to stock market manipulation. As the founder of Stratton Oakmont, the firm he ran when he was arrested, Belfort pleaded guilty to fraud, sentenced to four years in prison, but served 22 months before he was released.

Nadine Caridi: Bio Summary

Full NameNadine Caridi
famous asEx-wife of Jordan Belfort
Age60 years old as of 2022
Date of Birth6 November 1962
Place of BirthBay Ridge, London, England UK
Zodiac signScorpio

Who is Jordan Belfort’s ex-wife Nadine Caridi?

Nadine Caridi was born on 6 November 1962 in Bay Ridge, London, England UK to her parents. As of 2022, she is 60 years old. Her birth sign is a Scorpio. The ex-wife of Jordan Belfort, Nadine now holds dual nationality-She holds British and American nationality.

Though she was born in the UK, her parents moved to Brooklyn, New York City USA at when she was very young in search of greener pastures. Nadine spent almost all her childhood and youth in the United States. Unfortunately, the model never talked much about her parents or her family, so there is not much information available. 

How did Jordan Belfort and his ex-wife Nadine Caridi meet?

How did the two former love birds meet and started their relationship? Jordan has been married three times. Nadine was the second woman he got married to. While running his “over-the-counter” brokerage house company, Stratton Oakmont, Belfort and his first wife Denise Lombardo were divorced.  Jordan’s first wife, Denise Lombardo, faced divorce in favor of Belfort’s mistress, Nadine.

 In the movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, which tells the story of Jordan onscreen Nadine’s character’s name was Naomi Lapaglia, which was played by the popular actress, Margot Robbie. But behind the character is a real woman with a fascinating life story. Lapaglia was based on Nadine Caridi, ex-wife of Jordan Belfort.

Nadine Caridi, aka “The Duchess,” the ex-wife of Jordan Belfort. Her name was changed when Margot Robbie played her in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.– As shared by The Passion of Martin Scorsese on their Facebook Wall.

How did Jordan Belfort and Nadine Caridi meet? The ex-couples met Belfort at the tail-end of the ’80s while the Jordan was still married to his first wife Denise Lombardo. According to Page Six, Caridi was introduced to Belfort by her own ex-boyfriend, entrepreneur, and race car driver Alan Wilzig at a party.

Twenty-odd years ago while ‘The Wolf’ was still growing his fangs—I had my first post-college relationship,” Wilzig shared on Facebook. “At the end of year two, as friendly exes I took Nadine to Jordan Belfort’s July 4th Westhampton Beach House party where the two of them met… He left his high school sweetheart wife to marry her; and the rest you can see in the movie.

And he went on to say- “They fictionalized my brief cameo in this story by making me super-dork. My friend who makes films saw a preview . . . and told me they emphatically do NOT show me bringing her to the party in my Red Ferrari Testarossa that I was driving then (she was out to dinner in HIS white TR the next night). And of all things — ‘Leo as Jordan’ mocks the ‘me’ guy by saying ‘What? You’ve never taken this girl for a ride on a JET SKI?’ (I told you it was fictionalized).”

Margot Robbie’s role as Naomi Lapaglia was not intended to be a true-to-life portrayal of Caridi. However, the real-life and on-screen wives shared limited patience for Belfort’s antics.

Jordan Belfort and Nadine Caridi’s Children

In 1991, Jordan and Nadine married in a beautiful privately organized wedding in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones. Their marriage was blessed with two beautiful children- A girl and a boy. Belfort and Nadine’s Children Carter Belfort and daughter Chandler Belfort.

After being married for 14 years, Jordan and her wife called their marriage a quit. Belfort and Nadine Caridi ultimately separated following her claims of domestic violence, which were fueled by his problems with drug addiction and infidelity. They called their marriage a quit in 2005.

There’s little info on the divorce settlement of the couple. However, Belfort gave a clue in 2015 when he spoke to Notable Life. “Sign a prenup,” said Belfort. “Don’t get yourself in a situation where if you get divorced you will screw yourself.”

Where is Jordan Belfort’s ex-wife Nadine Caridi now?

Nadine Caridi, currently known as Nadine Macaluso is now happily married to John Macaluso. Caridi is now professionally also known as Dr. Nae. She entered Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2008, getting her BA in Clinical Psychology in 2010 and eventually Ph.D. in 2015. The young Nadine attended John Dewey High School, located in Brooklyn, matriculating from there in 1980. She didn’t enroll at any university, but pursued her dream to become a model, so she started working right away.

The ex-wife of Jordan Belfort, Nadine Caridi now works in private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist and relationship expert. She splits her time between Hermosa Beach, California, and Glen Cove, New York.

As a Clinical Psychologist, Nadine currently runs a mental health YouTube channel called Dr. Nae’s Talking Bar, which showcases “people who thrived after overcoming challenging painful experiences and demonstrate how adversity transformed them, enrich their lives, and help them reach their unique potential.”


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