Jordan Belfort’s ex-wife tells the real story behind the yacht on The Wolf of Wall Street
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Jordan Belfort's ex wife, Nadine Macaluso, has set the record straight about the scene in The Wolf Of Wall Street where Belfort splashes out and buys his wife a yacht on their wedding day.
I mean, when you have a lot of money, what better way to treat your new spouse after saying I do?
After their lavish wedding, Belford (Leonardo DiCaprio) covers Nadine's, or Naomi as she's known in the movie, eyes with a blindfold before revealing the huge yacht, which has been christened the 'Naomi'.
And Naomi (played by Margot Robbie) cannot contain her excitement.
"Are you serious? A f***ing yacht?!" she exclaims.
However, it seems that the real Belfort wasn't very serious, as Macaluso revealed on TikTok that her ex-husband, who she was married to from 1991 to 2005, 'did not' actually buy her a boat on their wedding day.
She said: "Actually what happened I think we were married for a few years and we were always chartering yachts, because he loved to do that.
"And I had given birth to my beautiful daughter Chandler and he said 'I want to buy a yacht'."
However, this idea didn't sit well with Macaluso at the time.
She continued: "I said 'I don't think we should buy a yacht, we have a baby and I don't feel comfortable.
'She can't swim.'
"I had visions of her falling off the boat and I was actually terrified.
"I did not want to buy the yacht ironically. And he was like 'Nope, I'm buying a yacht and I'm calling it the Nadine'. And I was like 'Okay, here we go'.
"And you know how that went."
Macaluso's final line is a nod to a scene in the film, in which Belfort and Naomi need to be rescued from the yacht after it gets caught up in a storm.
This scene was indeed based on the real life sinking of the ship in June 1996, which resulted in a rescue by the Italian Navy Special forces.
The yacht was sunk after violent waves repeatedly hit it, but luckily everyone on board was able to escape the ship in time.
Macaluso has previously commented on the scene's accuracy, where she admitted in a TikTok video that the yacht sinking scene was 'totally true'.
Speaking of the memory, she said: "It was horrific, horrifying, we were in a squall for 12 to 18 hours and we lived, thank god, for my kids."
She even showed real life footage of her, Belford and their friends being rescued by the Navy.
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