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Rudy Giuliani and Judith Nathan Marriage Profile


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Judith and Rudy Giuliani on February 6, 2006 in New York City.

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Their marriage is the third for both Rudy and Judith, and it started in controversy. Here is information about the marriage of Rudy Giuliani and Judith Nathan.


Rudolph (Rudy) William Louis Giuliani III: May 28, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York.

Judith (Judi) Stish Nathan: 1955 in Hazlelton, Pennsylvania.

How Rudy and Judith Met:

While Judi was in the midst of ending her relationship with psychologist Manos Zacharioudakis, Rudy and Judi met at a Manhattan restaurant in early 1999. CBS news reported that they met at a "function at their childrens' private school."
Rudy about first meeting Judi: "It was the thunderbolt. Our attraction was instantaneous. There was almost something mystical about the feeling."
Source: Ruth La Ferla, NYTimes.com, "Vows; Judith Nathan and Rudolph W. Giuliani", May 25, 2003.

In May 2000 Judi and Rudy started appearing together in public. After 9/11 and during his prostate cancer treatment, Rudy said Judi gave him emotional support.

Rudy: "We were close already and then we went through hell together."
Source: CBSnews.com

Five months after his divorce from Donna Hanover, Rudy Giuliani proposed to Judi Nathan While on a business trip to Paris in November 2002. Her engagement ring is similar to Princess Diana's ring.

Wedding Date:

In dismal weather, Rudy and Judi were married on May 24, 2003 on the lawn of Gracie Mansion facing the East River. The altar under the flower decorated tent was surrounded in yellow flowers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiated the wedding ceremony.

Carrying a bouquet of pansies, Judi wore a halter-top wedding dress with an 18-inch train that was designed by Vera Wang. The dress was made of oyster-colored silk and satin and was covered in Swarovski crystals and pearls. Judi also wore an antique diamond and pearl tiara from the 19th century and a Piaget diamond and pearl necklace. Rudy's suit was custom-tailored by Brioni.

Judith's father Donald Stish Sr. gave her away. Rudy's son Andrew was his best man and Judith's daughter Whitney was her maid of honor.

Rudy attended a stag party at Yankee Stadium on the Thursday before their wedding. It was hosted by Rudy's son Andrew.

Wedding Reception:

Judi and Rudy had 400 guests at their wedding reception includiing Yogi Berra, Beverly Sills, Vera Wang, Henry Kissinger, Donald Trump, Melania Knauss, Fred Wilpon, Joe Torre, Mortimer Zuckerman, Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Hugh L. Carey, Barbara Walters, Gov. Pataki, Peter Vallone, Cristyne Lategano-Nicholas, Raoul Felder, Joseph Volpe, Msgr. Alan Placa, and Bill Weld.

The guests enjoyed a three-course gourmet meal that featured rack of lamb and wild striped bass. Their yellow butter wedding cake had eight tiers and was filled with fresh raspberries. Rudy and Judi danced their first dance as husband and wife to "Deliver Me."


Rudy and Judi spent their honeymoon in Colorado learning how to putt.


Rudy has two children:
  • Andrew Giuliani: Born January 30, 1986. His mother is Donna Hanover.
  • Caroline Giuliani: Born in 1989. Her mother is Donna Hanover.

Judith has one child:

  • Whitney Mayer Nathan: Born abt. 1985. Her father is Bruce Nathan.


Rudy is a Roman Catholic.


Rudy: Presidential hopeful in 2007. Mayor of New York City from 1994 through 2001. Rudy was a U.S. prosecuting attorney and held numerous positions as an attorney both in private practice and for the government. Rudy owns a security consulting business, an investment bank, is a partner in a law firm, and gives speeches.

Judith: Drug company executive, managing director of Changing Our World, Inc. a fundraising company, registered nurse.

Political Party:

Republican. Rudy was a Democrat until 1975.

Previous Marriages and Relationships:

Rudy has had two previous marriages and Judith has two previous marriages.
More information about their previous marriages

Rudy and Judi Giuliani Quotes About Marriage:

Rudy: "The core of a really good relationship is being honest with each other. And, frankly, information like that [Judith's first marriage] is really relevant (only) between the two of us."
Source: TheConservativeVoice.com. More Rudy and Judi Giuliani Quotes About Marriage

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