Judith Giuliani is the third and current wife of lawyer, businessman and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The two have been married for over a decade and since then she has stepped into a high profile as a politician wife. Her husband who is 11 years her senior is widely credited with New York’s revitalization during the 1990s, when crime dropped significantly and the economy boomed.
He gained national prominence for prosecuting, among others, Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, and various mafia figures.
In 1993, after he resigned from his post as US attorney, he became the first Republican mayor of New York in 20 years, after defeating Dinkins in another close race.
Giuliani is a now a Republican who is pro-gay rights, pro-gun control and supports abortion rights.
After the 9/11 attacks Giuliani was widely praised for his response to the disaster.
Guiliani has been married three times, below get to know his current wife, Judith Giuliani.
1. She is a Pennsylvania native
Judi Ann Stish was born in a Hazleton, Pa., in 1954. She was the second of Donald and Joan Stish’s three children. Donald was a circulation manager for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Joan was a homemaker.
Judith has an older brother, Donald, and younger sister, Cyndy
2. Judith has been previously married
Like Giuliani, Judith was also previously married. Her first marriage was to Jeffrey Ross in December 1974. The two went to Las Vegas to get married at the Chapel of the Bells. Their divorce was finalized in November 1979.
Just five days after her divorce, she married Bruce Nathan, a wallpaper salesman. After first living in Charlotte, the couple moved to Atlanta.
3. She is a mother of one.
While living in Atlanta with her second husband, Judith adopted a daughter, Whitney, in 1985.
4. She may have been a victim of abuse
She accused second hubby, Nathan of physical abuse, which Nathan, who said she took their daughter without telling him, denied. They divorced in 1992 and Judith returned to New York.
5. She is a nurse
Judith Giuliani graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a nursing degree in 1974. She worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb, selling surgical equipment in Brooklyn. She left Bristol-Myers in 2001 to become managing director of Changing Our World Inc., a philanthropic consulting firm.
6. She met Rudy Giuliani at a club
Judith met Giuliani in May 1999 at Club Macanudo in New York, when Giuliani was still married to Donna Hanover. According to the New York Times, the two were introduced by Dr. Burt Meyers, who worked as Mount Sinai Hospital when Nathan was there and also knew Giuliani. They were married on May 24, 2003.
7. Judith Giuliani was listed as her Giuliani’s employee
Judith was listed as a salaried employee, The New York Daily News reported. According to that report, she was paid $125,000 a year to help him with speech writing, even before they were married.