Scaramucci's wife filed for divorce July 6, gave birth to their son last week

By Karen Butler  |  July 30, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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July 30 (UPI) -- The wife of new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci filed for divorce three weeks before giving birth to their second son, James, last Monday.

The New York Post said Deidre Scaramucci filed papers to end their three-year marriage on July 6 in New York's Nassau County Supreme Court.

The New York Daily News reported Deidre Scaramucci's lawyer, Jill Stone, confirmed the developments Saturday, but Stone denied the reason behind the split is that Deidre thinks Anthony is too ambitious and focused on his new boss, U.S. President Donald Trump.

"Whoever decided to state that that was the cause, that has nothing to do with her filing for divorce," said Stone, without offering further details about what is to blame for the breakup.

"It's a private matter," Stone said. "She's focusing on the children. She really doesn't have a comment at this time."

"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 tweeted Friday.

"Family does not need to be drawn into this. Soon we will learn who in the media has class and who doesn't. No further comments on this," he followed up Saturday.

Scaramucci's hiring earlier this month prompted the resignation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer and the announcement of his replacement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Scaramucci quickly made headlines when he verbally attacked then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in a profanity-laced interview with the New Yorker magazine, which was published Thursday.

Priebus then resigned and was replaced by Gen. John Kelly Friday.

Comedian Mario Cantone also introduced his impression of Scaramucci on this week's edition of Comedy Central's The President Show.

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