Wolf of Wall Street’s ex wife says he STALKED her until she agreed to go out with him


The ex-wife of the real-life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort has claimed that the financial crook became ‘totally obsessed’ with her after their infamous first meeting – and that he ‘stalked’ her until she agreed to go out with him.

Nadine Macaluso, 54, who is now a marriage counselor and family therapist, met Belfort at one of his parties in the Hamptons when she was 22 years old and working as a model. 

The two soon became engulfed in a whirlwind romance, tying the knot in 1991 and welcoming two children together, before they ultimately divorced in 2005 after 14 years of marriage. 

Now, the therapist has opened up about her ‘first impression’ of the broker in a video posted to TikTok, explaining that while she was unimpressed with him at first, he became consumed with trying to win her over.

The ex-wife of the real-life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort has claimed that the financial crook became ‘totally obsessed’ with her after their infamous first meeting

Nadine Macaluso, 54, who is now a marriage counselor and family therapist, met Belfort at one of his parties in the Hamptons when she was 22 years old and working as a model

Nadine Macaluso, 54, who is now a marriage counselor and family therapist, met Belfort at one of his parties in the Hamptons when she was 22 years old and working as a model

The two soon became engulfed in a whirlwind romance, tying the knot in 1991 and welcoming two children together, before they ultimately divorced in 2005 after 14 years of marriage

The two soon became engulfed in a whirlwind romance, tying the knot in 1991 and welcoming two children together, before they ultimately divorced in 2005 after 14 years of marriage 

Belfort and Macaluso's first interaction was showcased in the 2013 movie The Wolf of Wall Street - which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort and Margot Robbie as Macaluso

Belfort and Macaluso’s first interaction was showcased in the 2013 movie The Wolf of Wall Street – which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort and Margot Robbie as Macaluso

She claimed that he’d even drive by her home in his flamboyant Ferrari in the hopes of seeing her, something she now calls a major ‘red flag.’

‘My first impression of [Belfort] was really not much because I didn’t know it was his house, I had no idea who he was or what he was about,’ she explained in the recent video. ‘[His friends] simply introduced us and that’s it. 

Spilling the tea: Now, the therapist has opened up about her 'first impression' of the broker in a video posted to TikTok, explaining that while she was unimpressed with him at first, he became consumed with trying to win her over

Spilling the tea: Now, the therapist has opened up about her ‘first impression’ of the broker in a video posted to TikTok, explaining that while she was unimpressed with him at first, he became consumed with trying to win her over

‘But then I discovered that after he met me he became totally obsessed with me. 

‘He had a white [Ferrari] Testarossa with this huge muffler, and it was so loud. I’d hear him when I had my Hamptons house driving by my house all the time. People say he was looking for me ever since he met me.’ 

In the comment section, a viewer asked Macaluso, ‘Wait, so he stalked you?’ to which she replied, ‘Yes, totally.’

Someone else said they ‘couldn’t decide’ if it was ‘romantic or scary,’ and she answered, ‘Both.’

‘Oh man, that was definitely a first red flag,’ wrote another user, and Macaluso agreed, writing, ‘Truth.’

Belfort and Macaluso’s first interaction was showcased in the 2013 movie about his life, entitled The Wolf of Wall Street – which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort and Margot Robbie as Macaluso (who was called Naomi in the flick), as well as Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, and Matthew McConaughey.

In the movie, the two were seen being introduced by mutual friends at a party, after Belfort and his friends took a sedative called Quaalude. 

She claimed that he'd even drive by her home in the hopes of seeing her, something she now calls a major 'red flag'

She claimed that he'd even drive by her home in the hopes of seeing her, something she now calls a major 'red flag'

She claimed that he’d even drive by her home in the hopes of seeing her, something she now calls a major ‘red flag’

In the comment section, a viewer asked Macaluso, 'Wait, so he stalked you?' to which she replied, 'Yes, totally'

In the comment section, a viewer asked Macaluso, ‘Wait, so he stalked you?’ to which she replied, ‘Yes, totally’

Someone else said they 'couldn't decide' if it was 'romantic or scary,' and she answered, 'Both'

Someone else said they ‘couldn’t decide’ if it was ‘romantic or scary,’ and she answered, ‘Both’

'Oh man, that was definitely a first red flag,' wrote another user, and Macaluso agreed, writing, 'Truth'

‘Oh man, that was definitely a first red flag,’ wrote another user, and Macaluso agreed, writing, ‘Truth’

But when Belfort attempted to talk to his future-wife, his actions were overshadowed after his pal Donnie Azoff, who was played by Hill and was based on real-life stockbroker Danny Porush, unzipped his pants and started to touch himself – and Macaluso insisted that’s how it really went down. 

‘So you guys have been asking, “How did you meet [Belfort], the Wolf of Wall Street?” Well it’s actually pretty similar to the movie,’ she explained in a previous TikTok. 

‘I was 22 years old and modeling, my boyfriend at the time said, “Do you want to go to the party in West Hampton at a house on the beach?” I was like, “Sure.” 

‘We pulled up and I remember walking into the house. There were all these people and they were acting really weird. Little did I know, they were all Quaalude-d out, I had no idea.

‘They were all there with their wives but they were making lewd and weird comments. 

‘That scene where someone exposes himself to me was true. I actually got terrified by that. I’m 22 and I said to my boyfriend at the time, “We have to leave this party,” and we left right away.’

Macaluso did not confirm who the person was who exposed themselves to her; While Hill’s character in the movie was said to be loosely based on Porush, he has previously insisted that the fictitious version in the film ‘is not him’ and that he never engaged in many of the antics portrayed on screen. 

In the movie, Belfort's pal Donnie Azoff, played by Jonah Hill, unzipped his pants and started to touch himself at the party - and Macaluso insisted that's how it really went down

In the movie, Belfort’s pal Donnie Azoff, played by Jonah Hill, unzipped his pants and started to touch himself at the party – and Macaluso insisted that’s how it really went down

X-rated moment: 'That scene where someone exposes himself to me was true,' she said in a previous video. 'I actually got terrified by that. [I] left right away'

X-rated moment: ‘That scene where someone exposes himself to me was true,’ she said in a previous video. ‘I actually got terrified by that. [I] left right away’ 

Macaluso was married to the criminal when he was arrested for stock-market manipulation - he pleaded guilty to fraud in 1999 and spent 22 months in prison

Macaluso was married to the criminal when he was arrested for stock-market manipulation – he pleaded guilty to fraud in 1999 and spent 22 months in prison

Macaluso was married to the criminal when he was arrested for stock-market manipulation – he pleaded guilty to fraud in 1999 and spent 22 months in prison – and his story was later published in a memoir, which was turned into the flick years later.

And while some things that happened in the movie were real – like Azoff’s exposé – Macaluso admitted that ‘a lot of it wasn’t exactly true.’ 

His story was later published in a memoir, which was turned into the flick years later. And while some things that happened in the movie were real - like Azoff's exposé - Macaluso admitted that 'a lot of it wasn't exactly true'

His story was later published in a memoir, which was turned into the flick years later. And while some things that happened in the movie were real – like Azoff’s exposé – Macaluso admitted that ‘a lot of it wasn’t exactly true’

‘I think if you look at it through [Belfort’s] lens it was really accurate, but if you look at it through my lens, it wasn’t,’ she explained in a third video. ‘That makes sense because that was actually how our marriage was.’

The marriage counselor added that it was ‘not fun’ to have a movie ‘made about her life,’ but that she is now ‘ready to share her side of the story.’

I’m ready to share my side of the story and the wisdom I’ve learned along the way,’ she stated.

‘I am very ready now to tell my truth on exactly what happened through my experience, my narrative, and my lens as a mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, and most importantly a therapist and educated woman.’

She told her followers to ‘hold on tight’ because she has ‘a lot of great things to expose.’

During one part of the movie, Macaluso, Belfort, and some friends were seen taking a ride on his yacht – but were left fearing for their lives after they get stuck in a severe storm.

And Macaluso revealed on TikTok that this was a real event. She said: ‘The boat scene was totally true.

Speaking out: The therapist added that it was 'not fun' to have a movie 'made about her life,' but that she is now 'ready to share her side of the story'

Speaking out: The therapist added that it was ‘not fun’ to have a movie ‘made about her life,’ but that she is now ‘ready to share her side of the story’ 

She told her followers to 'hold on tight' because she has 'a lot of great things to expose.' Belfort is seen in the movie

She told her followers to 'hold on tight' because she has 'a lot of great things to expose.' Belfort is seen in real life in 2018

She told her followers to ‘hold on tight’ because she has ‘a lot of great things to expose.’ Belfort is seen in the movie (left) and in real life in 2018 (right)

‘It was horrific, horrifying. We were in a squall for 12-18 hours and we lived, thank God.’

The mom-of-two told her followers that Martin Scorsese’s office called her before production kicked off and asked if she would meet with Robbie so that the actress could learn how to speak like her.

She agreed to help, and flew to New York, where she went out to dinner with the movie star.

‘She was 22, she was adorable, so sweet,’ she recalled. ‘In the middle of dinner she said to me, “I’m really scared of being naked and all the sex scenes.”

‘I said, “That’s it right there. That fear that you feel about speaking your truth to powerful men, embody that and you’ll do a great job.” And you know what? She did, she was fantastic.’

On the video streaming platform, Macaluso also reflected on the ‘many signs’ she ‘ignored’ during her relationship with Belfort. 

‘In the beginning of my relationship, whenever I would express a need or a desire or value that I wanted to hold a boundary with, he plowed through it,’ she revealed.

‘When I didn’t want to have kids, he was like, “If you don’t have kids I’m not gonna marry you.” 

Supportive: The mom-of-two said that Robbie did a 'great job' portraying her in the flick, while calling her acting 'fantastic'

Supportive: The mom-of-two said that Robbie did a ‘great job’ portraying her in the flick, while calling her acting ‘fantastic’

Moving on: Macaluso has since remarried; she has been with her new husband, John Macaluso (pictured), who has three kids from a past relationship, for 22 years now

Moving on: Macaluso has since remarried; she has been with her new husband, John Macaluso (pictured), who has three kids from a past relationship, for 22 years now 

‘When I wasn’t ready to get married he said to me, “If you’re not gonna marry me I’m not gonna date you.” He would not allow me to hold a boundary.’

After they split, Macaluso accused Belfort of domestic violence, which she said was fueled by his drug addiction and infidelity. 

As for her and Belfort (seen at their wedding), she said they're 'still friends' and are focused on co-parenting their two kids. She explained: 'We're both strong personalities, but at the end of the day, we both love our children'

As for her and Belfort (seen at their wedding), she said they’re ‘still friends’ and are focused on co-parenting their two kids. She explained: ‘We’re both strong personalities, but at the end of the day, we both love our children’

‘[Belfort] was abusive – emotionally and verbally abusive,’ she told DailyMail.com in a 2020 interview, adding that his drug use ‘ramped up’ his ‘viciousness and cruelty.’ 

On TikTok, she said he had an ‘extreme temper’ from the start – which she admitted she ‘didn’t know how to deal with.’ 

‘I grew up with a single mom and I didn’t grow up with a lot of yelling in my home,’ she told her followers. 

‘So when he first started to yell at me, I was really shocked and taken aback. I didn’t know how to deal with it.’

Macaluso has since remarried; she has been with her new husband, John Macaluso, who has three kids from a past relationship, for 22 years now. 

As for her and Belfort, she said they’re ‘still friends’ and are focused on co-parenting their two kids.

‘We’re both strong personalities, but at the end of the day, we both love our children and he gets along great with my [new] husband,’ she revealed.



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