Who is Nadine Caridi?

Nadine Caridi is the ex-wife of Jordan Belfort, otherwise known as “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Their marriage lasted nearly 15 years. Nevertheless, her popularity was essentially a result of her first marriage.

Having married John Macaluso, Nadine Caridi is now widely known as Nadine Macaluso. A lot of events have happened in the life of a former model and actress, Nadine Caridi. Nadine is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She dreamed of becoming a model when she was young, but her dreams changed after her first marriage.

Her incredible academic accomplishments started with quitting her modeling career and ending with a doctorate. At present, Nadine is successful in all spheres of her life after a series of experiences.

Nadine has so many talents, from being a young model to being a somatic psychotherapist. However, only a few know about Nadine’s life and career in real life.

So let’s get to know the details of Nadine Caridi.

Nadine Caridi
Nadine Caridi

Quick facts

Full NameNadine Caridi
NicknameThe Duchess of Bay Ridge
BirthdayNovember 6, 1962
Age59 years old
Sun SignScorpio
TraitsScorpio female traits

Positive– Passionate, ambitious, and assertive

Negative– Jealous, and resentful
BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom
Currently residingBoca Raton, FL, USA
EducationDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Somatic and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2015,

High school degree from John Dewey High School, 1980
ParentsSuzanne Caridi (mother)
SiblingsAnthony Caridi
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse NameJohn Macaluso (Present),
Jordan Belfort (1991-2005)
ChildrenChandler Belfort (daughter),
Carter Belfort (son)
Alexandra Macaluso, (daughter)
Nikki McTernan, (daughter)
Frankie Macaluso (daughter)
ProfessionLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
ControversyHer Toxic marriage with Jordan Belfort created lots of Controversies 
Net WorthUSD 5 million
Social mediaInstagram,

Interesting facts

1. Nadine Caridi has a dual citizenship

Renowned as the Duchess of Bay Ridge, Nadine was born in London, England, and holds British and American citizenship. 

She moved to Brooklyn, New York, with her parents when she was just a kid. Then, they migrated to the United States of America for better opportunities.

2. Nadine had a yacht named after her

Nadine Caridi was married to the former stockbroker Jordan Belfort for 13 years. 

As a romantic gesture to his wife, Jordan bought a yacht from Coco Chanel and named it “Nadine.” 

Sadly, it sank near Sardinia’s east coast due to bad weather while the former partners and friends went to a party on the boat despite the captain’s warnings.

3. She was a model. She was in the “Miller Lite” commercial

Nadine started her career as a model. She was the poster girl of “Miller Lite” beer. Her beauty had also earned her contracts from television stations.

She has also appeared in some national modeling campaigns but wasn’t as famous till she married Jordan Belfort. 

Her modeling career ended after her marriage to Belfort.

4. Nadine has lots of hobbies

Nadine Caridi has lots of hobbies that she likes to do in her spare time. She is a fan of reading, cooking, touring, and watching movies. 

Besides, she loves Italian cuisine as well.

5. She is an optimistic person

Nadine Caridi is a solid and optimistic person who did not give up after facing so many bad incidents in her life.

She left her modeling career to be a full-time homemaker. 

Her ex-husband, Jordan Belfort, was having multiple affairs while being married to her. In addition, he was a drug addict whose maximum property was confiscated.  

Nadine was abused by Jordan, so she finally made up her mind to divorce him in 2005. 

Despite this, she found love again and married John Macaluso, an ex-CEO of Wizard Global. She completed her Ph.D. in Somatic and Depth Psychology in 2015. She also completed her Postdoctoral Training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model.

Today, she is renowned as Dr. Nadine Macaluso and works as a licensed marriage and family therapist.

6. Nadine Caridi is also a philanthropist

Nadine has a whopping net worth of $5 million, and she has put her money to good use. 

She is an active member of the “P.S. I Love You Foundation” which provides enrichment, social and emotional learning programs.

Nadine Caridi childhood

Nadine was born on November 6, 1962, in London, United Kingdom. Even though she is England-born, no information about her early life in England is available. When she was very young, her parents migrated to the USA for better opportunities. According to her Instagram post, her mother is no more in this world.

The family started living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. Nadine 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 her matrics in 1980, Nadine wanted to be a model. Enrolling at the university was not her priority back then.

Nadine Caridi Family

Suzanne Caridi (mother)

Nadine's father and mother Suzanne
Nadine’s father and mother Suzanne

Nadine’s parents were very 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 with most teen couples they were ill-equipped to handle the responsibility of upbringing kids. Based on our research it seems that her parents got divorced when she was very young. Nadine’s mother raised the kids single-handedly.

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.

Nadine holds dual citizenship: British and American. She was a stubborn and strong-headed person since always. She chose peace over anything, whether coming out of a toxic marriage or setting boundaries with her parents.

Anthony Caridi- Younger brother of Nadine

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 he 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.

Nadine Caridi marriages

Jordan Belfort (Divorced)

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

In 1991 Nadine Caridi married the American author, motivational speaker, and former stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The couple met the first time when Jordan was married to Denise Lombardo and Nadine was dating Alan Wilzig.

Related: Read about Denise Lombardo life story

Coincidentally they acquainted after Nadine was introduced to each other by her then-boyfriend, Alan Wilzig.

Jordan Belfort at that point of time was at the height of his career. He was making fortune selling penny stocks. Forbes called him the “Twisted Robin Hood who takes from the rich and gives to himself and his merry band of brokers.”

Jordan Belfort is the author of the 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.” In the movie, Leonardo Di Caprio plays Jordan, and Margo Robbie plays the character of Nadine.

Nadine has two children from Jordan Belfort, Carter, and Chandler Belfort. After 13 years of marriage, they legally separated in the year 2005. Alcohol addiction, physical abuse, and infidelity ruined their union.

Related: Read about her first husband Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort and Nadine Caridi’s married life

Photo of Jordan Belfort and Nadine Caridi together on a vacation in Yacht
Photo of Jordan Belfort and Nadine Caridi together on vacation in Yacht

Everything was perfect for some years in Nadine’s first marriage. A beautiful home, a loving husband, two beautiful children, and a lavish lifestyle. Not many could see the storm that was about to enter the marriage.

While they were together, Jordan bought a yacht from Coco Chanel and named it Nadine. It was a romantic gesture for his wife. In 1996, the former partners and some of their friends party in the yacht in bad weather despite the captain’s warning about it. The ship sunk at midnight near Sardinia’s east coast because of the strong winds and massive waves; fortunately, no life was lost.

Their relationship witnessed multiple affairs, abuse, and addiction. Jordan was sentenced to prison because of Financial Fraud in 2003. After serving the jail sentence for a year and ten months, he returned to his family and divorced his wife.

Nadine revealed that her first marriage was toxic. She completely forgot her career as a model to be a stay-home wife and mother. Nevertheless, coming out of that marriage brought happiness in her life. Her life took a different turn afterward. She is happy and thankful for all the things she has received so far.

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

Related Find out who Anne Koppe is

John Macaluso (married)

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

After divorcing Jordan, she married John Macaluso.

Her second husband John is a wonderful person who was born on August 4th. John is an entrepreneur and the former CEO of Wizard World Entertainment. He is over 20 years older than Nadine. Despite the age gap between them, the marriage is still blissful and full of love

Interestingly, the whole family goes on holiday to exotic locations together

Nadine married John Macaluso after divorcing Jordan

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

After leaving Jordan, Nadine tied the knot with the American entrepreneur, John Macaluso. They had a fantastic event in Manhattan Beach for their wedding.

The couple resides in a beautiful mansion in Hermosa Beach, California. Her second marriage did not bring any changes to 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. The kids are named Allie, Nicky, and Frankie.


Nadine Caridi children

Chandler Belfort

Daughter of Nadine- Chandler belfort with husband Connor Winter
Daughter of Nadine- Chandler Belfort with husband Connor Winter

Chandler Belfort is the first child Nadine had given birth to and from the relationship with Jordan. She was born on July 29th, 1994. The daughter of Nadine and Jordan is married to Connon Winter.

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

Related: Learn more about Chandler Belfort

Carter Belfort

Carter belfort with his mother
Carter Belfort with his mother

Carter Belfort is the youngest son and the second child of Nadine from her first marriage. Carter Belfort was born on August 15, 1995. He loves rapping and has 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: Complete information on Carter Belfort

Nikki McTernan

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

Nikki McTernan 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

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

Alexandra Macaluso is the twin sister of Nikki McTernan. She is the daughter of John from a previous marriage. Guessing from the social media it seems that 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 daughter of John and Nadine
Frankie Macaluso daughter of John and Nadine

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

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

Nadine Caridi career

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. Her career as a model wasn’t successful partly because she lost focus after marriage.

As a model, she was in several national campaigns and was a more or less prominent figure in modeling.

After her divorce from Jordan Belfort, Nadine embraced a different career path.

She completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Somatic, and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2015.

Additionally, she has also completed her Post Doctoral Training in the NeuroAffective Relation Model. She is now more 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.

Nadine Caridi net worth

As of 2020, Nadine has an estimated net worth of around USD 5 Million. We are assuming that she may have received a good amount from her divorce with 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 drnae.com which helps people get assistance regarding the therapy services, also adds to Nadine’s net worth.

Nadine 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.

controversies and life events

As per her Instagram post on October 11, 2019, she defeated two cancers.

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Going to therapy and learning to love her turned out to be one of my greatest achievements.

Today, nothing from her past brings chaos to her, not her cancer, not her mental health, and not even her toxic marriage.

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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