Rudy and Judith Giuliani finalize divorce
The Giulianis wed in 2003 and filed for divorce in April 2018
Rudy and Judith Giuliani have finalized their divorce, effectively closing the chapter on their 15-year marriage and the 20-month-long court battle that followed.
“[T]he parties resolved their divorce [yesterday], together with all issues concerning support, assets and any other claims. Mr. and Mrs. Giuliani intend to remain friends in the years to come, and they wish each other the best of luck in the future,” Judith Giuliani’s attorney, Bernard Clair, told FOX Business in an emailed statement on Wednesday.
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Clair would not divulge the details of the settlement.
The pair, who had each been married twice before they wed in 2003, filed for divorce in April 2018. Their divorce trial had originally been scheduled to begin in January 2020, but was no longer necessary following the resolution, Clair said.
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Rudy Giuliani returned to the public arena in 2018 as President Trump’s personal attorney, which he claims he does for free, previous divorce proceedings revealed. The former federal prosecutor and former New York City Mayor apparently doesn't necessarily need the money, his attorney once said.
“Respectfully, at age 74 if he chooses to work without compensation for the President rather than [stay] at a private law firm, I submit that he should be entitled to do so,” Giuliani’s attorney Faith Miller argued in court in 2018. Miller added, “He’s still going to realize a salary of $5 to $6 million.”
Throughout the divorce, details about the couple's $230,000 monthly budget became public, such as their six houses – including properties in the Hamptons, Palm Beach, Florida and Manhattan – and their 11 country club memberships.
In one instance of legal back-and-forth, she accused him of stealing her Christmas decorations, many of which were family heirlooms, including ornaments that belonged to her grandmother and “6-foot-high wooden soldiers," according to Page Six.
He and Judith Giuliani reportedly had $30 million in assets, including a $5 million joint bank account, the New York Post reported, adding that she was asking for $42,000 per month in alimony and two of his New York Yankees World Series rings.
Friends told the outlet that Rudy Giuliani had held the holiday items "hostage" until she returned remote controls, a cable box and a pair of antique chairs that she had allegedly taken with her when she moved.
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Rudy Giuliani, now 75, allegedly spent $7,000 on pens and $12,000 on cigars over a five-month period, Judith Giuliani’s divorce attorney said in November 2018.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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