24-year-old New York heiress Andrea Catsimatidis has filed for an uncontested divorce from her husband of three-years, –lawyer and the 37th US former president’s Richard Nixon’s grandson –Christopher Nixon cox.
They met in 2008 while he was participating in a mock presidential debate, representing John McCain, at Hewitt, her all-girls high school on the Upper East Side.
Their 11-year-age difference, gave much to talk about back in 2010 when the news of their engagement broke.
The NY Post reported one high-ranking GOP leader, said of the couple at the time “She’s a kid. He brings her to these very staid Republican events and she’s in a miniskirt. It’s the political equivalent of ‘The Addams Family.’ ”
Nevertheless, they tied the knot on June 4, 2011; at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on the East Side, before a church packed with family members and political powerhouses.
A reception for 700 guests was held at the Waldorf-Astoria, which was decorated with images of doves. She wore a dress by the Lebanese designer Reem Acra.
Ms. Catsimatidis grew up with senators, governors and presidential hopefuls spending long hours in her family’s Fifth Avenue home.
Her father, John A. Catsimatidis, who owns the Gristedes supermarket chain, among other holdings, is a prominent political fund-raiser, donor and failed mayoral candidate.
Do you think this political love match was doomed from the get go?
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