Nadine Caridi – Where is she today?
Often a celebrity’s fame reaches a peak before their notoriety declines. Some famous faces have to work very hard to stay in the public eye, while others have their fill and are happy to fade into obscurity. Many times we find ourselves thinking back to former celebrities and wondering – where are they now? Nadine Caridi is one such famous face that people often wonder about. So? What made her famous in the first place, and where is she today?
Nadine Caridi was born on November 6, 1962, in England, though she grew up in Brooklyn in New York City, USA. Nadine was a striking young girl with bold blue eyes and flowing blonde hair. After high school, it wasn’t surprising that Caridi turned to modeling. While she could have had a career acting in movies, Caridi preferred to focus on modeling in print campaigns and advertisements. Most notably Caridi appeared in a series of adverts for Miller Lite a beverage made by the Miller Coors company.
Nadine Caridi’s Marriage to Jordan Belfort
Nadine Caridi’s pop culture fame is mostly down to her marriage to ‘wolf of Wallstreet’ Jordan Belfort. The two met at a luxury party held by Caridis then-boyfriend Alan Wilzig. Already a controversial figure Belfort captivated Nadine and when the two first started dating he was still married to his wife at the time Denise Lombardo. Belfort divorced Lombardo shortly after. A short while after the divorce was finalized, in 1991, Nadine married Jordan and took the surname Belfort.
Children with Jordan Belfort
Early on in the marriage, Nadine and Jordan became parents to two children: Carter and Chandler Belfort. Life carried on as normal for the happy family, and Jordan was besotted with his wife even renaming his yacht after her. While raising her children Nadine continued to live to socialite high life, but underneath this perfect life, their marriage had its struggles. Jordan cheated several times with other women and had several run-ins with the law.
Imprisonment and Divorce
Jordan Belfort’s’ criminal behavior resulting in him getting arrested for numerous counts of fraud and he ended up receiving a 22-month custodial sentence. Nadine stood by her husband, but the cracks in their marriage were starting to take its toll. Nadine tried to support Jordan and even checked him into rehab, but in 2005 the two divorced and Nadine returned to her maiden name of Caridi.
Marriage to John Macaluso
After divorcing Belfort Nadine married CEO John Macaluso. The two had a child together and are still married to this day. It is also worth noting that Nadine didn’t take a single cent from the divorce with Belfort, preferring to make her way in the world.
The Wolf of Wallstreet
Caridi gained some more notoriety in 2013 with the release of the movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. This is the cinematic retelling of ex-husband Belfort’s memoirs and has Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Caridi is played by Margot Robbie in the movie. Only some details were changed the film and the rest is mostly accurate. It received strong critical acclaim and renewed interest in Nadine Caridi. It left many asking where she was now and whether she was? And if she is still living the high life shown in the movie.
Nadine Caridi’s Net Worth
One of the most common things that people asked after the movie was released was what is Nadine Caridi’s net worth? Many assumed that Nadine received a large stipend or settlement as part of her divorce from Belfort, but the fact of the matter is she didn’t take a cent. This speaks highly of her character and integrity. This doesn’t mean that Nadine is doing badly in life, however. Her net worth is estimated at between $2-5 million, meaning she has a very comfortable life.
What is Nadine Caridi Doing Now?
Since 2008 Nadine Caridi has devoted her life to helping others. In 2015 she graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychotherapy from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. She now works as a psychotherapist full-time with her main focus being providing family and marriage therapy under the title of Dr. Nadine Macalusco. It seems that her rocky marriage with Belfort led to an interest in helping couples with similar struggles to make better choices and improve their marital lives.
Nadine Caridi is very active on social media and can be found on Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram has over 1,000 posts and focusses on shots of her daily life as well as inspirational quotes and messages to support her 9,000 followers. While very active on Twitter since 2012 Nadine only has 1,000 followers and around 1,000 tweets. Her main focus is her psychotherapy work which is available through appointment on her website.
While Nadine is quiet on many factors of her life and past she does share some information about her current loves and interests on her social media platforms as well as a few of the interviews that she has done. Nadine loves traveling to the mountains of Switzerland and enjoys traveling in general. She loves the colors red and orange. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, particularly those with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock. She likes to paint and cook and her favorite cuisine is Italian. On a less positive note, Nadine has also revealed that she has fought cancer twice but is in good overall health.
A Positive Outcome
Nadine Caridi has proven that having it all isn’t the be-all and end-all of life. With a glittering start to life and a successful modeling career through to a wealthy marriage and cheating and legal turmoil; Nadine has come out the other side a grounded and driven woman. While some may have become caught up on no longer living the socialite lifestyle, Nadine has adapted. By turning her life into something with meaning by becoming a psychotherapist and helping others Nadine is making a difference. She has become successful and wealthy in her own right. Overall she seems much more content and happy with her current life than she ever was with Jordan Belfort.