Jordan Belfort, the notorious former stockbroker and author of the bestselling autobiography “The Wolf of Wall Street,” has experienced a tumultuous personal life marked by multiple marriages and divorces.
He is currently wedded to his third wife, Cristina Invernizzi, a model and actress from Argentina. However, let’s take a closer look at his previous marriages and the journey of his relationships:
Denise Lombardo: The First Wife
Jordan Belfort crossed paths with Denise Lombardo during their high school years. They tied the knot in 1985, long before Belfort amassed his fortune through the fraudulent brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont.
Lombardo stood by Belfort during his early struggles, but unfortunately, he betrayed her repeatedly by engaging in numerous extramarital affairs, including one with supermodel Nadine Caridi.
This eventually led to their divorce in 1991. Denise Lombardo has since moved on, working as a real estate agent and starting a new family.
Nadine Caridi: The Second Wife
Nadine Caridi, a British-born model famous for her appearances in Miller Lite beer advertisements in the 1990s, entered Belfort’s life at a party hosted by his business partner, Danny Porush. Despite still being married to Lombardo, Belfort was smitten with Caridi and relentlessly pursued her.
She eventually became his mistress and, later, his second wife. In 1994, they exchanged vows in the Caribbean and had two children together, Chandler and Carter. However, their union was far from blissful. Belfort battled addiction to drugs, alcohol, and infidelity, subjecting Caridi to both physical and emotional abuse.
The relationship finally came to an end in 2005 when Caridi filed for divorce. This decision coincided with Belfort’s conviction for securities fraud and money laundering, resulting in a four-year prison sentence (of which he served 22 months). Additionally, he had to pay a staggering $110 million in restitution to his victims.
Caridi moved on and married John Macaluso, the former CEO of Wizard World, a company that arranges comic book conventions. She subsequently became a licensed marriage and family therapist and adopted the name Nadine Macaluso.
Cristina Invernizzi: The Third Wife
Jordan Belfort crossed paths with Cristina Invernizzi in 2019 during one of his motivational speeches in Argentina. Invernizzi, a model and accomplished actress known for her roles in TV shows and movies in her homeland, was considerably younger than Belfort.
Despite the language barrier, as Invernizzi’s English was not proficient at the time, the couple fell in love. They got engaged in 2020 and quietly married in February 2021 in Las Vegas, with an intimate gathering of friends and family.
Belfort seems to have found happiness and stability with Invernizzi, whom he affectionately refers to as his “queen” on social media. He has also taken on the role of stepfather to Invernizzi’s child from a prior relationship.
Belfort has transitioned his career, becoming a social media personality, author, and motivational speaker. He claims to have learned from his past mistakes and transformed into an ethical entrepreneur.
In summary, Jordan Belfort has experienced three marriages in his life: Denise Lombardo, Nadine Caridi, and Cristina Invernizzi. His initial two marriages dissolved due to infidelity, substance abuse, and illegal activities.
In contrast, his third marriage appears to be more stable and harmonious, as he has reformed his lifestyle and discovered love with a younger partner. As of 2023, Jordan Belfort remains married to Cristina Invernizzi.