Paul Giamatti sells share of Brooklyn Heights co-op to ex-wife

A publicist says they haven't been married for five years

<em>35 Pierrpont Street in Brooklyn Heights (inset: Paul Giamatti) (credit: Showtime)</em>
35 Pierrpont Street in Brooklyn Heights (inset: Paul Giamatti) (credit: Showtime)

Updated, Feb. 2, 1:48 p.m.: The Twitter account “Sad Paul Giamatti” may have its work cut out for it.

The “Billions” star just sold his share of a Brooklyn Heights co-op to his ex-wife, director and producer Elizabeth Giamatti, for $1.1 million, according to documents filed with the city’s Department of Finance. The couple bought the home — at 35 Pierrepont Street — in 2002, according to property records. Pricing information was not available.

A publicist for Giamatti said that the property was simply transferred over to Elizabeth Giamatti. She said that the couple hasn’t been married for over five years now — a fact that hasn’t been publicized. In fact, the real estate swap follows some less-than substantial rumors that divorce was on the horizon for the couple. Some reports surfaced on gossip websites and social media this week speculating a split after spotting Giamatti walking alone outside his house. But apparently Giamatti has been able to keep these solo strolls under wraps for more than five years.

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The couple married in 1997. Property records indicate that Giamatti also owns a three-bedroom condo at 187 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights, which he purchased in 2010 for $1.3 million.

On Showtime’s “Billions,” Giamatti plays the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who’s got it out for a law-skirting hedge fund giant (played by Damian Lewis). He is known for his role as the wine-loving writer in the movie “Sideways,” and also known — probably to a lesser extent — for playing the titular character in the HBO series “John Adams.”

Correction: A previous version of this article indicated that the couple was still married. A publicist for Giamatti says they haven’t been married for five years.