Judith Nathan's Two Previous Marriages:
- Jeffrey Scott Ross: Jeffrey and Judith were reportedly married on December 8, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Chapel of the Bells. They divorced in 1979. Their marriage was reported by NYDailynews.com and CBSnews.com.
- Bruce Nathan: Businessman / wallpaper salesman. Bruce and Judith were married five days after her divorce from Jeffrey in 1979. Judith and Bruce divorced in 1992.
Rudy Giuliani's Two Previous Marriages:
- Regina S. Peruggi: Regina and Rudy were married on October 26, 1968. Their marriage was annulled in 1982 when Rudy claimed that Regina was his second cousin. Regina had been a drug abuse counselor, President of the Central Park Conservancy, and served as president of several colleges in the New York area. In 2006 she was named as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.
- Donna Ann Kofnovec Hanover: Born on February 13, 1950 in Oakland, California. Donna was previously married to writer Stanley Hanover. After Stanley and Donna were divorced in 1982, she met Rudy on a blind date in Miami in 1982. Rudy proposed six weeks after they met one another. Donna worked as an actress, radio and television journalist, television co-host, and producer. In her professional life, Donna began using her maiden name in 1996. Donna and Rudy were married on April 15, 1984. Separating in 2000 after reports of Rudy's affair with Judith Nathan, Donna formally filed for divorce in December 2000. Donna claimed that she learned of Rudy's decision to leave her when he announced it during a television news conference on May 10, 2000. Rudy quit wearing his wedding ring in early 2000. Rudy and Donna divorced on July 10, 2002. Donna and Rudy reached a $6.8 million divorce settlement out-of-court settlement tax-free "after Mr. Giuliani admitted to cruel and inhumane treatment based on a relationship with another woman." She also was awarded their apartment, child support, litigation fees, and custody of their children.
After connecting again with a former high school beau, Edwin Oster, Donna and Ed were married in Tarrytown, New York, on August 3, 2003. Edwin is an attorney and a divorced father with three daughters. They had a bicoastal marriage. In 2005, Donna's book about her relationship with Edwin was published.
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Quotes About Previous Marriages:Rudy about Donna: "You know how there are certain bells people can ring of yours?" Giuliani told PEOPLE in 1994. "Donna rang every single one of mine." ... Recalls Hanover's friend Reese Schonfeld: "I would have bet it was one of the happier marriages I had ever known. If anything, he worshiped her more than she did him."
Source: People Weekly, May 29, 2000 page 50.
Donna Hanover in May 2000: "Today's turn of events brings me great sadness. I had hoped that we could keep this marriage together."
Rudy in May 2000: "We've grown independent; we've grown more separate over the years. Who knows why those things happen."
Source: U.S. News & World Report, May 22, 2000, p22.
Article about Donna's learning of Rudy's decision to end their marriage: "The day [May 10, 2000] began quietly enough for the First Lady of New York. Donna Hanover was at home, in the official residence, a quiet, tree-shaded refuge on the East River called Gracie Mansion. She had gotten the kids off to school, exercised, had lunch. A TV anchor and actress by trade, she was editing scripts when panicked friends started calling. Had she seen her husband -- Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- on TV? Why, no, she had not. At a routine "press avail," looking wan and troubled, the mayor had declared that he wanted a legal separation after 16 years of marriage. Given his illness -- he will soon undergo extensive treatment for prostate cancer -- the 55-year-old Giuliani said he craved the company of his new significant other, an East Side divorcee named Judi Nathan, 45. "I'm going to need her more now than maybe I did before," he said."
Source: Newsweek, May 22, 2000, page 24.
About Donna's response to Rudy's announcement: "Blinking back tears and speaking in an icy voice, Hanover aimed for the heart. She [Donna] said their marriage had been damaged in the 1990s by Giuliani's relationship with a city hall staff member."
Source: Eric Pooley, Time.com, "Rudy's Mid-Life Crisis", May 14, 2000.
Donna on reconciliation efforts: "I made a major effort to bring us back together. Rudy and I reestablished some of our personal intimacy through the fall." Enter Judi Nathan. "At that point," Hanover said, "he chose another path." "There seemed to be a widespread misunderstanding that I didn't care about my marriage," she says. "I cared very much, and that was one of the things I was trying to express."
Source: People Weekly, May 29, 2000, page 50.