Who is Denise Lombardo?
Denise Lombardo has been a topic of conversation since the movie Wolf of Wall Street became a hit worldwide. Cristin Milioti played the role of Denise while Leonardo Dicaprio was Jordan Belfort.
In the movie, Denise’s name was changed to Teresa. However, everyone knows who Teresa is by now.
|Full Name||Denise Lombardo|
|Birthdate||November 11, 1963|
|Age||57 years old|
|Parents||Anthony Florito (father) and Ann Lombardo (mother)|
|Siblings||Deanna Lombardo, Lisa Scordato and Paul Lambardo|
|Sons||Brett Lombardo, Nicholas Lombardo and Matt Lombardo|
|Spouse||Jordan Belfort (1985-1991)|
Robert Amato (Present)
|Education||Bachelors Degree in English Literature- Adelphi University (1984)|
Bachelors of Science Degree- Townson University
Merchandising and Buying Operations course- Fashion Institute of Technology
Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Administration General- Australian Catholic University
|Career||Real Estate Agent|
|Net worth||USD 3 million (minimum)|
|Social media||Facebook and LinkedIn|
How was Denise’s childhood?
Denise Lombardo was born on November 11, 1963, in Ohio, USA, to Italian parents Anthony Fiorito and Ann Lombardo. She has three siblings, two sisters, Deanna Lombardo and Lisa Scordato, and a brother, Paul Lombardo.
It seems that Denise comes from a middle-class hard-working family. She is a multi-linguist with a very good command of German and Italian. She comes from an Italian family.
Given her fluency in Italian, it seems their parents were proud of their background and ensured that the culture and language are passed on to the kids.
Denise Lombardo education
Denise was born in Ohio but spent most of her life in New York. She graduated from Bayside High School.
In 1984, she acquired a degree in English Literature from Adelphi University.
Rumor has it that she joined Columbia University as well. There, she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity. Fraternities or sororities are social groups or organizations at college or universities which undergraduate students join.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business administration in 1987 from Townson University, Maryland. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the same university in 1992.
According to some claims, Denise Lombardo joined the course on merchandising and buying operations at the ‘Fashion Institute of Technology.’
Sources have it that she has a master’s degree in ‘Educational Leadership and Administration General’ from Australian Catholic University.
How did Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belfort meet?
Denise Lombardo met Jordan Belfort when they both were studying in Bayside High School. She was studying merchandising, whereas; Jordan was just a door-to-door meat salesman. They fell in love and became high school sweethearts.
Jordan was a street smart guy. He was a natural-born salesman. Between high school and starting college, Jordan Belfort along with his friend, Elliot Loewenstern, made USD 20,000. It may not seem enough right now but in those days that was a pretty good amount.
No doubt, Jordan was a smooth talker and a good-looking chap because of which Denise was head over heels for him. Denise Lombardo couldn’t resist the idea of becoming life partners. She married Jordan Belfort in the year 1985.
Denise and Jordan were in a financial crisis in the first phases of their marriage. Jordan even declared bankruptcy.
Denise supported him through thick and thin. She helped him in every possible way she could. She would work hard on her studies and earn a living to make the ends meet. Jordan on the other hand did not give up and he was looking for an opportunity to improve his lifestyle and bring bread to the table.
Soon Jordan had an opportunity of a lifetime. He was hired as a trainee stockbroker at L.F. Rothschild. However, fate had something else in mind for him. Soon he was out of a job due to the 1987 stock market crash.
Well even though he was out of a job, the knowledge and skills Jordan Belfort learned it was a turning table. It is because of it we all know who Jordan is.
Jordan soon after working for a penny stock company, started his own venture Stratton Oakmont for $250,000 along with Danny Porush.
We can learn from the book the actual character of Denise. Jordan eventually saw success however before that he was struggling. Denise was there with him for the love and not for the money as she did not leave him when things were not okay. They were together for a long period of time.
Denise ends relationship with Jordan
Jordan soon started seeing success due to his ridiculous offers which later was realized were nothing but lies. He was making a lot of money.
Belfort wasn’t able to handle all the success. He eventually started using drugs, having extramarital affairs and parties. His new lifestyle was affecting his relationship with Denise Lombardo.
However, Denise was still in hopes of things would change for good and supportive of her husband. It clearly shows that she has a lot of patience for the person she loves.
Things got completely out of hand when Denise learned about Jordan’s affair with the British model, Nadine Caridi.
He met Nadine at a similar high-end party. Ironically Nadine was introduced by her boyfriend to Jordan.
Jordan and Denise divorced in 1991 due to Jordan’s extramarital affair.
Denise was genuinely heartbroken. They did not have any children, but Denise did get her share from the divorce settlement. Even though we do not have the exact figure, it is clear that Jordan was at the peak of his career as a result Denise must have received a settlement amount in millions.
After the divorce from Denise, Jordan married Nadine. He had two children with her: Carter Belfort and Chandler Belfort.
In 1995, Jordan was charged with fraud and stock-market manipulation. He spent 22 months in prison.
This incident led to a downward twist in Belfort’s career as well as marriage. Thus, Nadine filed for divorce due to domestic violence and infidelity. She and Jordan divorced in 2005.
Jordan is now dating an Instagram model Cristina Invernizzi.
In an interview Jordan said that Denise was way gorgeous
Nadine was tough and held her own and that made her sexy to me, versus my first wife, Denise Lombardo – who was also a beautiful lady by the way – they made her look a little mousy, but in real life she was gorgeous. But she was meak and let me do whatever the hell I wanted.”
What happened to Lombardo after her divorce from Jordan?
Denise also found her share of true love and it is believed she married Mladly in 1994. Mladly used to be Denise’s boyfriend before she met Jordan.
A new chapter in Denise Lombardo’s life
We did in-depth research on Denise’s personal life and found that she has changed her name to Denise Amato Lombardo. She seems to have been married to Nick Amato (though we are unsure of the name). Denise seems to have been blessed with three sons Brett Lombardo, Nicky Lombardo (Nicholas Lombardo), and Matt Lombardo
Her social profile and picture suggest that she is happier than she was with Jordan.
The movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Who played Denise in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
The role of Denise was played by Cristin Milioti. In the movie, instead of using the original name, the producer decided to use the pseudo name, Teresa Petrillo. Denise wanted to stay from her past.
Cristin mentions that Denise didn’t help Milioti in her research for the part. But Cristin did go through magazines and newspapers to learn about Lombardo and found that the media made a mockery out of her separation from Belfort.
One of the painful remarks she recalls is that Jordan essentially traded Denise for a better model, Nadine Caridi. The role of Nadine was played by Margot as Naomi in the movie.
Denise Lombardo career
Denise is a woman who has fought through the financial crisis to help her family. She has put her education degree to use and worked in Modern Medical Systems Company’s sales department from 1993 to 2000.
She has also worked as a flooring specialist at the Home Depot Company from 2000 to 2010. Alongside this, she worked for Smith and Nephew Company from 2006 to 2008.
Some reports have it that she has also worked in sales at high-end fashion projects like Genny -Byblos, Blu Marine by Anna Molinari, Stefano Bravo, and Laurevan Shoe.
Denise has worked as a real estate agent since 2010. After some time, she was issued a real estate license as well. Denise has built herself in the real estate business.
She became a real estate agent for Prudential Douglas Elliman Company (now Douglas Elliman).
She was also associated with Southeast sales.
Denise net worth
Denise Lombardo has a net worth of $3 million, which comes from her career as a real estate agent and other multiple jobs she had in the past.
Even though her actual numbers can be nothing short of guesswork, we all know by now that Jordan was minting money. He was nothing short of a multimillionaire. From the facts gathered we can tell that she must have received the amount in millions as alimony.
Denise Lombardo personality
She was a strong-headed person from the very beginning. Sure, she had to hide behind her ex-husband’s shadow, but she was an equally ambitious and highly intellectual person.
Her birth date, November 11, marks the zodiac of Scorpio.
Scorpio women tend to have a magnetic personality. They prefer to give their full attention to those who are willing to go deep with them.
This is precisely true in the case of Denise. Remember how she was stuck by Jordan in his hardest times and tried to help him.
They are one of the most sensitive people and emotionally intense, even though they may not openly express them every time.
In terms of career, Scorpio women are hard workers and goal-oriented.
Denise Lombardo is every bit of a hard worker who earned her way to the real estate business.
Apart from being the ex-wife of a stockbroker convicted of fraud and crimes, she hasn’t been a part of any controversy.
She was heartbroken after discovering her husband’s affairs and his lack of interest in her.
After that controversy, she has stayed quiet and has focused on her career. She didn’t even comment when Jordan Belfort was arrested.
Denise Lombardo social media
Denise Lombardo is seen to be more or less active on social media. She has been seen posting photos with her family. Her FB profile can give you a glimpse of her current personal life.
As far as her professional life goes Denise has maintained a LinkedIn profile but she doesn’t seem to use it. It’s like she clearly is not a social media person.
Her life now
Even while she was heartbroken, Denise picked herself up and focused on her career.
It is believed that she lived in Naples, Florida, for some time as it was where her family and close friends lived. She needed support when she was left heartbroken by her ex-husband.
Through her life story, we should learn that we need to educate ourselves and focus on our careers as a woman.
Love deeply, but if something goes wrong, always put your educational degree to work. Don’t lose hope in life and love. Always keep on going where the wind takes you.
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Denise after divorcing Jordan started to focus on building her life. In 2010, she applied for the job as a real estate agent. She was hired by Prudential Douglas Elliman.
Her LinkedIn profile indicates that she is still working with the company. She seems to be a successful real estate agent.
Even though Denise met and married Jordan when he was struggling, they separated when Belfort was at the peak of his career. It is estimated that he was earning in millions, and spending lavishly.
Based on it, when Lombardo divorced him she must have received in millions as the alimony.
Jordan Belfort so far has married two women. His first wife was Denise Lombardo who he met while he was studying in high school. Nadine Caridi was the second one, whom he met at a party.
He is currently dating Cristin, an Instagram model.
Denise Lombardo is the first wife of Jordan. The reason for Denise divorcing Belfort as per the movies were:
1. Jordan is an ambitious guy who parties hard and constantly chases money while Denise is more of a family person who values happiness, family life, and stability over everything.
2. Jordan was cheating Denise with Nadine Caridi, played as Naomi by Margot Robbie in the movie.
To date, it seems the past has left a bitter taste in Denise’s mouth and she wants it to be bygone.
In the movie, The Wolf of WallStreet, Cristin Milioti played the role of Denise Lombardo. However, Martin Scorsese had to change the name of hers to Teresa Petrillo as Denise didn’t give the permission to use her real name to the producer. It is said that she denied any sort of co-operation and help to the producer and actress Cristin for the movie. It seems she wanted bygones be bygones.