Nadine Caridi Belfort
Meet the lovely Nadine Caridi Belfort; you used to know her as Nadine Belfort and certainly as the Duchess of Bay Ridge. This pretty blonde was back is the day a famous model, however most important is that the Duchess was the hot wife of Jordan Belfort.
Jordan a book author and motivational speaker was a stockbroker accused of running a boiler room as part of a penny-stock scam.
Belfort who gave her her famous nickname also named his luxurious yacht originally made for Coco Channel after her. Mrs. Caridi Belfort’s character was played by Australian actress Margot Robbie in Martin Scorsese’s film The Wolf of Wall Street, based on Belfort’s 2007 memoir The Wolf of Wall Street.
“The drug use and the stuff with the hookers and the sales assistants and the sex in the office … that stuff is really, really accurate,” said Belfort. “In some respects, my life was even worse than that. Although I’d say I did more quaaludes than cocaine.”
Belfort’s yacht The Nadine lays in the bottom of the sea in the east coast of Sardinia, like Belfort’s yacht, his marriage to his sexy wife Nadine Belfort sunk thanks to his multiple affairs, drug abused and fraud. However, he stated he never hurt her physically.
Nadine Caridi Belfort was in her twenties when she met Jordan Belfort; the two ironically met thanks to Nadine’s by her then-boyfriend Alan Wilzig (pic below with Nadine) a former professional race car driver and former president of the Trust Company of New Jersey.
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Following the movie, Wilzig took to Facebook and posted about that day.
“So, 20-odd years ago while ‘The Wolf’ was still growing his fangs — I had my first post-college relationship. We lived together over a year and it was nice and then went on and off which was anything but nice . . . So at the end of year 2, as friendly-exes I took Nadine to Jordan Belfort’s July 4th Westhampton Beach House party where the two of them met. The final 6 mos [sic] of the ROARING ’80’s, literally & figuratively.
“He left his high school sweetheart wife to marry her; and the rest you can see in the movie. 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).”
Alan and Nadine were dating for two years and living together in 1989 or 1990 when he took her to Belfort’s 4th of July pool party in the Hamptons; by that time Jordan Belfort was married to his first wife Denise Lombardo.
But his marriage to Denise didn’t stop him from pursuing the young model and soon enough Nadine and Belfort started a torrid affair. It is believe she moved in with him after his divorce was finalized.
Jordan and Nadine tied the knot in 1991 in the Caribbean. They had two children together; daughter Chandler and son Carter.
It was said that in real life like in the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan kicked Nadine Carini Belfort while she was carrying their daughter, right before he crashed into a pillar inside their Long Island home with his little daughter in the passenger seat. He denied kicking her or hurting her physically whatsoever.
“I never punched my wife in the stomach,” he said. “It was more of a struggle where she grabbed onto my leg and I kicked out. I was out of my mind. I was at the lowest point of my life. I’m not trying to minimise it; it was awful what I did. But it was under the [influence] of massive quantities of drugs.”
After that incident Nadine forced him into checking into rehab but eventually left him, they divorced in 2005.
For some time, they live close to each other mostly for the children’s well-being; surprisingly they ended up getting along just fine.
55-year-old Nadine Ann Caridi was born in London; she grew up in Bay Ridge, NY. She graduated from John Dewey High School; eventually became a renowned model for Miller Lite in the 1990s.
Lots of things have happened after she divorced Belfort!
Nadine attended at Pacifica Graduate Institute with a masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in 2015. She married Wizard World, Inc’s CEO John Macaluso, 61; they all reside in Manhattan Beach with their children.
Nowadays, the Duchess goes by her new name, Nadine Macaluso.
Pictured from left to right, Chandler Belfort, Frankie Mancuso, John, Nadine, Nikki & Allie Macaluso, Carter Belfort.
Nadine’s daughter Chandler Belfort lives in Allentown, Penn but visits them every time she can.
Don’t miss her photos and YouTube channel called the Talking Bar below.
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