Scaramucci’s wife files for divorce
Anthony Scaramucci and his wife are reportedly calling it quits. The White House communication director’s wife has filed for divorce just days after Scaramucci took on his new role in President Trump’s administration, according to the New York Post.
Deidre Ball was tired of Scaramucci’s “naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end,” a source told the Post in a Friday story.
Scaramucci and Ball, who once worked as vice president in investor relations at her husband’s former hedge fund, have reportedly been married for three years and have two children.
“Deidre is not a fan of Trump,” a source told the paper, “and she hasn’t exactly been on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House.”
Ball has donated thousands to political candidates on both sides of the aisle, including Rep. Kathleen Rice’s (D-N.Y.) House bid and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) presidential campaign last year.
Scaramucci, 53, has dominated headlines in the week since joining Trump’s White House.
On Thursday, The New Yorker ran an explosive, expletive-ridden interview with Scaramucci in which he called White House chief of staff Reince Priebus “a f—ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” and used vulgar terms to describe White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
Scaramucci did not respond to ITK’s request for comment about the divorce news, but did send out a tweet on Friday.
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 & nothing more.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017