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Jordan Belfort's ex-wife explains what the 'most traumatic day of her life was'

Anish Vij

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Jordan Belfort's ex-wife explains what the 'most traumatic day of her life was'

Jordan Belfort's ex-wife has confirmed a memorable scene from The Wolf of Wall Street, which really happened, and has sadly called it the 'most traumatic day of her life'.

Nadine Macaluso, 54, was married to Belfort from 1991 to 2005.


In her new book - A Therapist's Guide For Healing from Traumatic Love - she has opened up on the experience.

Dr. Nae, who was in her early twenties at the time, wrote: "Jordan was a severe drug addict.

"In addition to the seventy quaaludes a week he ingested, he had an arsenal of eighteen prescription pill bottles, from morphine to Lamietal, that filled up my whole shoe bag when we traveled. (I now know that Lamietal, even 25 years ago, was a seizure medicine that treats bi polar disorder.)

"He never told me that: he lied. Yet ironically, he didn't know all I wanted was transparency.

"If he had been honest and vulnerable with me, I might be telling a different story."

Credit: @drnaelmft/Tiktok
Credit: @drnaelmft/Tiktok

She claims: "The most traumatic day of my life was made into one of the most iconic and infamous scenes in the movie. The Wolf of Wall Street. High on coke.

"Jordan kicks me down the stairs with our four-year-old daughter Chandler in his arms, tries to take her from our home, puts her into his Mercedes and drives me, him and her into a wall.

"That day sea haunts me, and I cry and I cry as I write this now twenty-two years later.

"Marissa, the housekeeper who saved my daughter's life, is deceased and she needs to be remembered.

"I could no longer ignore that no matter how hard I'd tried to be the perfect wife and mother, to hold everything together, it was all falling apart.

Margot Robbie played the role of Nadine. Credit: Album / Alamy Stock Photo
Margot Robbie played the role of Nadine. Credit: Album / Alamy Stock Photo

"Three days after that Jordan went off to rehab, as I told him he could not come home unless he was sober.

"Rehab was Jordan's time to learn about himself, his choices, and his attachment patterns, except the time away did more wonders for me than it did for him.

"All that quiet. All the space. I was beginning to differentiate myself from him and from the world I had occupied for eight years. But I still wasn't ready to leave him. I lived day by day.

"When he returned. I certainly was happy that he was sober and I stayed with him to honour my end of the bargain, the whole reason he agreed to get sober was to come home to Channy, Carter and me.

"Choosing to stay was yet another way I abandoned myself. I took on that familiar saintly demeanour, yet I had PTED, post-traumatic embitterment disorder."

LADbible has contacted Jordan Belfort's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Photo 12/Alamy Stock Photo/TikTok/@drnaelmft

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity

Anish Vij
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