Anthony Scaramucci’s wife has filed for divorce over his “naked political ambition” as the new White House communications director, multiple sources told Page Six.
Page Six reported Friday that Deidre Ball has tired of Scaramucci’s increasing closeness to President Trump, whom she abhors.
Scaramucci, 52, and Ball, 38, reportedly began dating in 2011 and are believed to have married in 2014.
Ball purportedly worked as vice president in investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, the firm Scaramucci founded in 2005 and sold earlier this year before entering the White House.
Some Twitter users on Friday began commenting upon the reported split, with many linking it to Scaramucci’s relationship with Trump.
Scaramucci on Friday seemingly reacted to Page Six’s report, tweeting out a request to “leave civilians out of this.”
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
One source told Page Six that Scaramucci irked Ball by becoming “hell-bent” on securing a role in Trump’s White House after selling SkyBridge Capital in preparation last January.
“Deidre has left him and filed for divorce,” they said. “She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C.”
“[Ball] is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end,” they added. “She has left him even though they have two children together.”
A second source close to Scaramucci told Page Six that the couple has fought over his support for Trump.
“Deidre is not a fan of Trump, and she hasn’t been exactly on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House,” they said.
“Anthony is focusing on his children, his work for the president and the American people,” they added. “There is nothing more important to him.”
“I don’t know who Deidre thought she was marrying but anyone who knows Anthony knows he’s an ambitious man.”
Trump named Scaramucci White House communications director last week, prompting White House press secretary Sean Spicer to resign amid reports he argued against the move.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus resigned Friday, meanwhile, after Scaramucci derided him in an explosive New Yorker interview out Thursday.