Anthony Scaramucci’s wife, Deidre Ball, has filed for divorce just days after her husband accepted a new high-profile gig in President Trump’s administration, the New York Post reported Friday.
Ball had apparently grown tired of Scaramucci’s “naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end,” a person with knowledge told Page Six.
A second individual familiar with the situation told Page Six that Trump was a part of the growing animosity between the two.
“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 second person told Page Six.
Scaramucci tweeted Friday, without confirming the report: “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.”
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
The White House did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
According to a Page Six report on Saturday, while Scaramucci’s wife was in a New York hospital giving birth to their third son, James, he was with the president at the Boy Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia and didn’t return home for five days.
“There was discussion between him, her and the divorce attorneys about Anthony going to the hospital and unfortunately … the delivery was sudden,” Scaramucci’s associate told Page Six.
Ball, 38, was a former vice president for SkyBridge Capital, Scaramucci’s old firm. She quit her job after Scaramucci sold the firm.
This will be the second divorce for Scaramucci, a 53-year-old Wall Street financier. He was previously married to Lisa Miranda.
Soon after he sold Skybridge, Scaramucci was named Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs and an assistant to President Trump.
“Anthony is focusing on his children, his work for the president and the American people. There is nothing more important to him,” said the second individual. “I don’t know who Deidre thought she was marrying but anyone who knows Anthony knows he’s an ambitious man.”
Scaramucci and Ball have been married for three years and have now have three sons.