Anthony Scaramucci’s wife has reportedly filed for divorce a week after he was named White House communications director, with friends claiming that her dislike of President Donald Trump and her husband’s “naked political ambition” has forced them apart.
Deidre Ball, who worked as a vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, the firm he founded in 2005 and sold to ascend to the White House, has filed for divorce after three years of marriage, according to The New York Post.
“She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of DC,” a source told the paper.
“She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.”
Mr Scaramucci responded to the news by tweeting: “Leave civilians out of this. I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers and nothing more.”
Mr Scaramucci, 52, and Ball, 38, began dating in 2011 and are believed to have married in 2014.
Mr Scaramucci is yet to confirm the news, which comes at the end of a tumultuous first week in Washington, in which he attempted to schmooze the White House press corps and ended up in a wild expletive-laced rant about his colleagues, published in The New Yorker.
The source said that Mr Scaramucci had been “hell-bent” on claiming his position at the White House after he was originally positioned for a senior role, and sold SkyBridge Capital in preparation in January.
He was blocked by Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, who was fired on Friday.
A second source told the Post: “Deidre is not a fan of Trump, and she hasn’t exactly been on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House.”
The friend added: “Anthony is focusing on his children, his work for the president and the American people. There is nothing more important to him.
“I don’t know who Deidre thought she was marrying but anyone who knows Anthony knows he’s an ambitious man.”
The divorce is the second “Trump divorce” in two days.
On Thursday a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader announced that she and her state attorney husband are to divorce, with the president to blame.
Lynn and David Aronberg married two years ago after Mr Aronberg, 46, proposed at the Eiffel Tower.
Now Mrs Aronberg’s PR firm, TransMedia, has issued a remarkably personal press release announcing their separation, describing it as a “Trump divorce”.
Source: Telegraph UK