Before Rudy Giuliani married Judith Nathan on the lawn of Gracie Mansion in 2003, friends urged him to get a prenuptial agreement, according to a source familiar with the relationship. Despite two previous divorces, Giuliani refused — a decision that could complicate matters in his protracted and messy divorce some 16 years later.
Throughout the marriage, the unpredictable former mayor of New York and private lawyer to President Trump purchased multiple luxury homes with his wife, a former nurse who had also been married twice before.
The couple’s properties include a sprawling home in the Hamptons and a two-bedroom condo in Palm Beach now on the market for $3 million.
At issue is how to divide those assets. It’s a complicated affair. Despite urgings from a judge, the couple has been unable to reach a settlement and a trial has been scheduled for January.
Earlier this year, Judith Giuliani, 64, agreed to move out of the couple’s Upper East Side co-op — after reportedly refusing to leave — and relocate to their four-bedroom Hamptons home. In recent months she has become increasingly visible on the Hamptons scene and regularly attends charity and social events, according to a source familiar with the relationship.
Meanwhile, the exposure on the divorce has stirred up a tide of negative sentiment against her and pushed it into the public domain. A source familiar with the relationship described Judith Giuliani as a “transparent social climber” who was “intensely disliked” by many members of her husband’s inner circle. However, another source familiar with the couple rejected that characterization, saying she was a “good person” who had been unfairly portrayed in the media by people who were paid by her 75-year-old husband and depended on him.
As the couple’s divorce plays out in bruising detail, here’s a look at the properties at stake.
New York City co-op
Unit 10W, 45 East 66th Street, New York
Rudy Giuliani purchased this 10th-floor apartment for $4.77 million in 2002, the year before he married Judith. Listing agent Eric Lustgarten, formerly of Brown Harris Stevens, said the apartment was “all about entertaining” and featured large amounts of dining and living space. In 2014 Giuliani tried to block a proposal to build a new penthouse on top of the existing 11th-floor penthouse, but the plan was approved that December. Until May of this year, Judith Giuliani was reportedly living in their two-bedroom, nine-room unit. It’s unclear who occupies it now.
Palm Beach condo
Unit 127B, Palm Beach Towers, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, Florida
The Giulianis bought this Palm Beach property in 2004 for $410,000, according to public records kept by the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller. The 1,272-square-foot unit, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is estimated to be worth $600,000.
Second Palm Beach condo
Unit 5D, Southlake Building, 315 S. Lake Drive, Palm Beach, Florida
The couple paid $1.4 million in 2010 for this 1,944-square-foot unit in the Southlake condo — a curved, salmon pink structure built in the 1960s. The dwelling, which the couple renovated and redecorated after they moved in, was put on the market this year for $3.3 million and later reduced to $3 million. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a “spa-like marble bath,” according to Trulia. Waterfront Properties’ Toni Hollis has the listing.
353 Lopers Path, Water Mill, New York
The couple bought this 7,272-square-foot home in 2004 for $815,000, records show. The four-bedroom property features a large outdoor pool and is set on sweeping grounds framed by thick hedges. As part of the couple’s court proceedings, Judith Giuliani is reportedly required to cover the landscaping costs at the property, which is today worth an estimated $4.4 million.
Both Rudy and Judith Giuliani own properties individually, although it’s unclear what role these properties will play in the divorce proceedings. Last year, after his wife filed for divorce in April, the ex-mayor moved into a new apartment at 86th and Park Avenue where he celebrated his 74th birthday with guests including former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey. It is unclear whether Giuliani owns the property or rents it.
Property records show that Judith Giuliani owns a house on Noyack Road in Southampton that predates her third marriage.
Neither party could be reached for comment.
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