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Nadine Belfort is known as a former English American model. She is most famous for being the ex-wife of American author and former stockbroker, Jordan Belfort.
Nadine Caridi was born on November 6, 1962, in London, England. Despite being born in London, she was raised mostly in Bay Ridge, New York. She attended John Dewey High School and became a poster girl for Miller Lite in the 1990s.
Nadine Belfort quickly made a name for herself and was highly sought after in the fashion and showbiz industries due to her gorgeous looks and natural charm. Nadine went on to appear in several national advertising campaigns, the most famous of which were a set of commercials for Monday Night Football.
After marrying a wealthy stockbroker named Jordan Belfort, Nadine gave up her career as a model and settled into the life of a socialite and mother. Nadine Belfort used to be called the “Duchess of Bay Ridge,” as she was frequently spotted rubbing elbows with the rich and elite who lived there. She was portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s movie The Wolf of Wall Street by Australian actress Margot Robbie. The movie depicts the life of Jordan Belfort. Jordan founded Stratton Oakmont as a franchise of Stratton Securities and later bought out the original founder. Stratton Oakmont functioned as a “boiler room” operation that marketed penny stocks and defrauded investors by driving up the price of equities and then quickly selling them off.
During his years at Stratton, Belfort was notorious for a lavish lifestyle that consisted of outlandish parties and the unbridled use of recreational drugs, especially Quaaludes. Quaaludes are a synthetic form of sedative and Belfort’s indiscriminate use of the product resulted in a medical addiction. At one point, Stratton Oakmont employed over a thousand brokers and was involved in stock issues totaling more than a billion US dollars. The brokerage firm was targeted by law enforcement officials throughout nearly its entire history, and its notoriety inspired the film Boiler Room in the year 2000. Stratton Oakmont was put out of business by the National Association of Securities Dealers in 1996 and Belfort was indicted for securities fraud and money laundering in 1999.
Nadine Belfort was said to have been the namesake for Jordan Belfort’s yacht, The Nadine. Originally the yacht was built for Coco Chanel, but Belfort got to it first. Unfortunately, Belfort lost his yacht when it capsized somewhere on the eastern coast of Sardinia in a storm while he was attempting to get to Switzerland to settle a bank account.
In the years after her first marriage, Nadine Belfort succeeded in other endeavors. Combined with her success during her earlier stint as a model, Nadine managed to maintain a small fortune for herself, She went back to school to pursue an education at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She was eventually awarded a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology which was followed up with a Ph.D. in 2015.
Nadine first met Jordan Belfort when she was in her twenties. The person who introduced Nadine to Jordan was her boyfriend at the time, Alan Wilzig, the former president of the Trust Company of New Jersey and also a former professional car race driver. Nadine had been dating Alan for two years and was living with him when Alan took her to a Fourth of July bash hosted by Jordan, who at that time was still married to his first wife, Denise Lomabardo. Nadine and Jordan were instantly attracted to each other and began having an affair.
Nadine soon broke up with Alan and Jordan promptly divorced his wife and the couple began a tumultuous and dysfunctional relationship. In 1991, immediately after finalizing the details of his divorce from Denise, Jordan married Nadine in a lavish ceremony that took place in the Caribbean. The couple would eventually go on to have two children. The older was a girl named Chandler and she was followed by a boy named Carter.
Problems started materializing soon after the wedding. Behind closed doors, Jordan used to beat her and this behavior eventually led to a serious incident. Jordan, who was under the constant influence of drugs, alcohol, and work-related stress, had kicked Nadine while she was carrying his daughter. Immediately afterward, he rushed outside and tried to drive away, still very much intoxicated. He didn’t get very far in his inebriated state and crashed the vehicle into a pillar decorating their home on Long Island. This scene was depicted in Martin Scorsese’s movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. To make matters worse, he still had his daughter with him throughout the incident and had placed her in the passenger seat before crashing the car.
After this episode, Nadine forced her husband to go into rehab, but their marriage was effectively over. She eventually gave up as he just could not rein in his abusive behavior and she filed for divorce from Jordan in 2005.
Nadine got married for a second time, this time to entrepreneur John Macaluso, the former CEO of Wizard World Inc. Macaluso and his company are well known to many for producing numerous comic book conventions around the country. The company is also known for publishing the now-defunct Wizard magazine, a staple fantasy gaming, and comic book periodical popular in the 90’s. In 2016, Macaluso stepped down from his role as CEO at Wizard World saying he wanted to focus more on family and his new wife.
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