Nadine Caridi- The Duchess of Bay Ridge

Who is Nadine Caridi?

Nadine Caridi is also referred to as The Duchess of Bayridge in The Wolf of Wall Street. Margot Robbie played her role in the movie and Leonardo Dicaprio of her husband.

She is the second wife of Jordan Belfort, with whom she has two kids, Chandler Belfort and Carter Belfort. Their marriage ended after 15 years. Despite this, Jordan Belfort’s second wife’s popularity is attributed to their marriage.

Throughout this article, we will discuss Nadine Caridi’s childhood and life after divorce and answer every question you might have.

Nadine Caridi
Nadine Caridi

Quick facts

Full NameNadine Caridi
NicknameThe Duchess of Bay Ridge
BirthdayNovember 6, 1962
Age60 years old
Sun SignScorpio
TraitsPositive: Passionate, ambitious, and assertive
Negative: Jealous and resentful
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York
Currently residingBoca Raton, FL, USA
ParentsSuzanne Caridi
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsAnthony Caridi
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJohn Macaluso (2001),
Jordan Belfort (1991-2005)
ChildrenChandler Belfort,
Carter Belfort,
Alexandra Macaluso
Nikki McTernan,
Frankie Macaluso
EducationDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Somatic and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (2015),
High school degree from John Dewey High School (1980)
ProfessionLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Net WorthUSD 5 million
Social mediaFacebook,


Nadine Caridi in a party where she met Jordan Belfort

Nadine Caridi was born in the United Kingdom on November 6, 1962, to Suzanne Caridi. Her parents were hippies, and the information about her father is unavailable. However, our sources say Nadine’s mother was 19, and her father was 20 when she was born.

The name Nadine is of French origin, which means hope.

Nadine is a Scorpio. A Scorpio woman is passionate, ambitious, and assertive; however, they can be jealous and resentful. She was a stubborn and strong-headed person since always. Nadine Caridi chose peace over anything, whether coming out of a toxic marriage or setting boundaries with her parents.

Her parents must have migrated to the US when she was young. Nadine’s family started living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. As a result, Nadine Caridi spent almost all her childhood and youth in New York.

People recognize her as the “Duchess of Bay Ridge,” which Jordan used to call him.

She went to John Dewey High School in Southern Brooklyn for her studies. After completing primary school in 1980, Nadine wanted to be a model. Enrolling at the university was not her priority back then.

Nadine Caridi had an interest in sports and fashion. She was an ambitious woman. Her ambitions and hard work brought her to the place she is today.

Per her Instagram post on October 11, 2019, she defeated two cancers. Going to therapy and learning to love her became one of my most outstanding achievements. Today, nothing from her past brings chaos to her, not her cancer, not her mental health, and not even her toxic marriage.


Suzanne Caridi (mother)

Suzanne Caridi with her husband and daughter Nadine Cariri
Suzanne Caridi with her husband and daughter Nadine Cariri

The mother of Nadine Caridi was young when she was born. Her mother, Suzanne Caridi, was nineteen, and her father was twenty-year-old. They were living the life of hippies.

As a teenage couple, they were ill-equipped to handle the responsibility of upbringing kids.

Our research shows that her parents divorced when she was very young. Then, she moved to New York, USA.

As a result, Nadine’s mother raised the kids single-handedly.

Anthony Caridi (Younger brother)

Younger brother Anthony Caridi with his wife Morgan Gill and children
Younger brother Anthony Caridi with his wife Morgan Gill and children

Nadine has only a brother, Anthony Caridi. Anthony loves baseball and is a big fan of The Brooklyn Dodgers.

Nadine’s brother currently owns a pizza restaurant in Brooklyn, AJ’s Brooklyn Pizza Joint. He is currently residing in Vancouver, BC. Anthony is married to Morgan Caridi Gill and has two daughters.

Jordan Belfort (ex-husband)

Nadine Caridi with her ex husband with Jordan Belfort
Nadine Caridi with her ex-husband with Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort is the author of two popular books, “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2007) and “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street” (2009). Hollywood adopted his first book for the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.” 

Nadine Caridi first met at the party of a friend of Alan Wilzig and Jordan Belfort. Nadine attended the party with Alan.

She was instantly attracted to Jordan. Jordan was married to Denise Lombardo during that time. 

Nadine’s ex-husband was at the height of his career. He was making a fortune selling penny stocks. 

Nadine Caridi married the owner of Stratton Oakmont, Jordan Belfort, in 1991. Everything was perfect for some years in Nadine’s first marriage. A beautiful home, a loving husband, two beautiful children, and a lavish lifestyle. 

Related: Jordan Belfort net worth

Nadine with his husband Jordan Belfort, daughter Chandler Belfort and son Carter belfort
Nadine with his husband Jordan Belfort, daughter Chandler Belfort and son Carter Belfort

Not many could see the storm that was about to enter the marriage.

Their relationship witnessed multiple affairs, abuse, and addiction. Finally, in 2003, Jordan was sentenced to prison for Financial Fraud. After coming out of jail in one year and ten months, he divorced his second wife.

After 13 years of marriage, they legally separated in the year 2005. Alcohol addiction, physical abuse, and infidelity ruined their union.

In an interview, Nadine revealed that her first marriage was toxic. Nevertheless, coming out of that marriage brought happiness to her life. 

After Jordan was out of jail, his name was associated with Anne Koppe, who everybody speculated was his girlfriend, and some sites mentioned her as his third wife.

Nadine has two children from Jordan Belfort- Carter and Chandler Belfort

John Macaluso (married)

Nadine Caridi with her husband John Macaluso
Nadine Caridi with her husband, John Macaluso

After divorcing Jordan, she married John Macaluso in 2001. They had a fantastic event in Manhattan Beach for their wedding.

Her second husband is a wonderful person, born on August 4.

John Macaluso is an entrepreneur and the former CEO of Wizard World Entertainment. He is 20 years older than Nadine. Despite their age gap, the marriage is still blissful and full of love.

The couple resides in a beautiful mansion in Hermosa Beach, California. Her second marriage did not change her relationship with her kids. On the contrary, they are a fabulous family. Her current husband, John, also has three kids from his previous marriage.

Second husband of Nadine John Macaluso with all four daughters
Second husband of Nadine John Macaluso with all four daughters

The kids are named Allie, Nicky, and Frankie.

Chandler Belfort (eldest daughter)

Chandler with her husband Connor Winter
Daughter and son-in-law of Nadine Caridi

Chandler Belfort is the first child Nadine had given birth to from her marriage with Jordan. She was born on July 29th, 1994.

Chandler is currently working as a Mental Health Counselor-LP in New York City under the Private Practice of Dr. Sari Kaplan

Chandler married Connor Winter in September 2021.

Related: Learn about the daughter of Nadine Caridi and Jordan Belfort

Carter Belfort

Carter belfort with his mother
Carter Belfort with his mother

Carter is Nadine Caridi’s youngest son and second child from her first marriage. Carter Belfort was born on August 15, 1995. He loves rapping and has a few videos on YouTube where you can see his talent.

He is keen on pursuing a career as a stockbroker. Currently, he is working as a strategic marketing specialist for his father, Jordan’s company, Global Motivation Inc.

Related: Read about the son of Nadine Caridi and Jordan Belfort

Nikki McTernan

Nikki Macaluso McTernan step-daughter of Nadine
Nikki Macaluso McTernan, step-daughter of Nadine

Nikki is the half-daughter of Nadine from her second husband, John’s previous marriage. She married James McTernan on October 7, 2017.

Nikki is now residing in Port Chester, New York. She is working in the marketing department for Etsy.

Alexandra Macaluso

Allie Macaluso
Daughter of Nadine- Allie Macaluso with her husband Matt and son Charles

Alexandra Macaluso is the twin sister of Nikki. She is the daughter of John from a previous marriage. Guessing from the social media, it seems she enjoys her mother, Nadine Caridi’s company.

She is married to Matt Resor. Allie is an interior designer by profession. She is currently living in Charleston, SC. She has a son, Charlie.

Frankie Macaluso

Frankie Macaluso
Frankie Macaluso, daughter of John and Nadine

Frankie is the third daughter she has from John Macaluso’s previous marriage. She has a boyfriend, Bowen Boullianne (we are guessing). However, Frankie Macaluso lives in Los Angeles, California. She went to Marymount High School.

She has also completed her education at the University of Arizona.


Nadine was interested in fashion and clothing at a very young age; thus, she did not look forward to going any further in academics after high school.

Soon after high school, she started working as a “Paint Model.” She made it to the poster of “Miller Lite” beer. However, her career as a model wasn’t successful partly because she lost focus after marriage. Nevertheless, as a model, Nadine Caridi was in several national campaigns and was a more or less prominent figure in modeling.

After her divorce from Jordan Belfort, she embraced a different career path. Nadine completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Somatic, and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2015.

She has also completed her Post Doctoral Training in the NeuroAffective Relation Model. As a result, she is now known as Dr. Nadine Macaluso.

The lady is indeed a source of optimism and ambition. She is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Private Practice) since 2013.

Nadine shot to fame after the release of the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.” People started addressing her as “The Duchess of Bay Ridge” after the movie.

The net worth of Nadine Caridi

As of 2020, Nadine has an estimated net worth of around USD 5 Million. She may have received a good amount from her divorce from Jordan Belfort, who had a net worth of over USD 100 Million at that time.

The details of the divorce settlement are unavailable, though.

Her therapeutic website helps people get assistance regarding therapy services and also adds to Nadine’s net worth.

Nadine Caridi is also active in helping people. She is an active member of the charitable institution, P.S. I Love You Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2017.

social media

Nadine’s social media is full of inspiration and positivity. She happens to be on Instagram as @drnadinemacaluso, with over 15K followers.

Similarly, her Twitter account under the username @nadinemacaluso has approximately 889 followers.

You can also connect with Nadine on LinkedIn too.


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