Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City and the new face of Donald Trump’s legal team, does not excel at treating women well. In fact, I’d feel comfortable in hazarding a guess that he treats them like trash on a semi-regular basis.
The proof for such accusations isn’t in Giuliani’s unhinged right-wing politics or his tendency to spew whatever thoughts come into his head with little regard to the consequences — no, the proof is in his relationship history.
Giuliani has been married three times. The first time was to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi. The second marriage was to Donna Hanover, which ended when Giuliani announced during a press conference that he was separating from Hanover without giving her any prior notice. Giuliani’s most recent marriage was to Judith Nathan, whom he met and began a relationship with while he was still married to Hanover.
Needless to say, when it was announced in April that Giuliani and Nathan intended to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage, no one was terribly surprised.
And, in Giuliani’s grand relationship tradition, it seems that the dissolution of his third marriage was spurred by an extramarital affair.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 12, 2018
In a statement to Page Six, Judith Nathan claims that Giuliani had an affair with a married New Hampshire hospital administrator named Maria Rosa Ryan.
As Page Six reports:
The former US attorney, who has recently been the face of President Trump’s legal team, first made a public appearance with his married lover on March 29 while touring the hospital she runs — an event that was captured by local news cameras. A week later, on April 4, Nathan, 63, pulled the plug on her 15-year marriage to Giuliani, court records show.
After the appearance, Giuliani reportedly returned to his hotel room with Ryan.
Giuliani has disputed the allegations, telling Page Six that “I was in effect separated by then,” and claiming that he simply had a meal with Ryan and two other people, and that the two then watched The Godfather. (Which is, perhaps, the weirdest part of this story.) He also insisted that he’s friends with both Ryan and her husband, and that nothing romantic occurred between them.
“I never spent the night with her,” Giuliani states. “There’s no proof. There can’t be because we never did anything.”
Judith Nathan, however, is singing a different tune.
“My husband’s denial of the affair with the married Mrs. Ryan is as false as his claim that we were separated when he took up with her,” Nathan told Page Six.
Twitter is, of course, having a field day.
First wife was his cousin. Cheated on the second wife with the third wife. Cheated on the third wife with a married woman. PARTY OF FAMILY VALUES, Y’ALL. (Literally so with the first wife.) https://t.co/0MbtgAs6CJ
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 13, 2018
What set of horrible life experiences could make someone gaze upon Rudy Giuliani and come away thinking “I gotta get me some of that”? pic.twitter.com/TAbmdZRBZL
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 12, 2018
I don’t know, Rudy … considering your track record with women, your story isn’t looking good.
Maybe marriage just isn’t your thing?