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Jordan Belfort's real ex-wife reveals what Margot Robbie scene Wolf of Wall Street actually got right

Daisy Phillipson

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Jordan Belfort's real ex-wife reveals what Margot Robbie scene Wolf of Wall Street actually got right

The Wolf of Wall Street's ex-wife has revealed the Margot Robbie scene that the film got right about their life. Take a look:

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Dr Nadine Caridi, currently known as Nadine Macaluso, is the ex-wife of Jordan Belfort and was depicted as Naomi Lapaglia - aka 'The Duchess' - by Robbie in Martin Scorcese's hit movie.

Meanwhile, her former husband is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, with the plot following Belfort's rise and fall in a career defined by drugs, women, and white collar crime.

Now, we know certain aspects of The Wolf of Wall Street aren't true to life, but that hasn't stopped people from making all kinds of assumptions about the pair.

In a bid to get her side of the story out there, Nadine has shared a number of TikTok videos in which she discusses the accuracy of the film.

"I think that if you look at it through my lens it wasn’t, and that makes sense because that was actually how our marriage was," she said.

Margot Robbie's character was based on Nadine Caridi. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Margot Robbie's character was based on Nadine Caridi. Credit: Paramount Pictures

“However, I went to therapy, I became a therapist, actually got my PhD, and became an expert in relational trauma."

And this is true - Caridi went from her life with Belfort to living in California with what she says was no support from her ex-husband.

She then enrolled at the Pacifica Graduate Institute and earned her Masters in counselling as well as a PhD in Somatic and Depth psychology.

While the film might not be accurate to her side of the story, there is one scene in particular that she says got it right.

She added: "So many people when I go out, and we talk about 'what do you do, what do you do?' And I talk about the fact that I'm a therapist, and then it, you know comes up."

When she tells them it's The Wolf of Wall Street, she says: "everybody's eyes go POP. Yeah, that was me... Margot Robbie played me. And so many people ask me 'was it really true?'"

"A lot of it wasn't exactly true but the boat scene was totally true," she explained, before showing real life footage of the moment they were saved by the Italian Navy.

Nadine showed footage of the moment they were saved from the boat. Credit: TikTok/@drnaelmft
Nadine showed footage of the moment they were saved from the boat. Credit: TikTok/@drnaelmft

"It was horrific, horrifying, we were in a squall for 12 to 18 hours and we lived, thank god, for my kids."

If you remember the scene in question, Naomi, Jordan and his pals are caught in a ferocious storm while aboard a massive yacht and very nearly met their death.

Though it may seem dramatic, it turns out it was very much based on facts.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@drnaelmft/Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Money

Daisy Phillipson
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