The wife of newly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has reportedly filed for divorce just days after he took on the new role, according to the New York Post.
According to the Post‘s sources, Deidre Ball was tired of Scaramucci’s “naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end.” The two have been married for three years and have two children. The Post added that she was “fed up with Scaramucci’s “ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she despises.”
“Deidre is not a fan of Trump, and she hasn’t exactly been on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House,” the Post reported.
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“Deidre has left him and has filed for divorce,” one source told the Post’s Page Six. She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C. She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.”
A second source close to Scaramucci — who has alternately not been wearing his wedding ring, or has been sporting it on his right hand — said the former couple had fought over his loyalty to Trump. This was his second marriage and Ball was noticeably not present at his recent SALT conference in mid-May.
In 2015, Ball reportedly donated $5,400 to the congressional campaign of anti-Trump Democrat Kathleen Rice, but has also donated to GOP politicians including Scott Walker and Jeb Bush.
Just hours after Page Six published its piece, Scaramucci responded to the revelations on Twitter:
Leave civilians out of this. I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers & nothing more.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017
Soon after her then-husband was appointed as White House communications director, she reportedly deleted her Twitter account where she went by the handle “@MrsAScaramucci.”
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