Jordan Belfort first wife, Denise Lombardo Wiki, Bio, Age, Married Life, family.

Denise Lombardo is the first wife of Jordan Belfort. Although their relationship ended a long time ago the enormous popularity of Belfort who is American author, motivational speaker, and former stockbroker has gained her somewhat unwanted fame. She is not even active on social media pages like Facebook and Twitter. Read below as we unveil major details on Denise Lombardo biography with details such as her age, family, married life, education, career and other facts.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameDenise Lombardo
Date of birthNovember 11, 1963
Place of birthOhio, USA
Zodiac signScorpio
ParentsAnthony Fiorito and Ann Lombardo
SiblingsDeanna, Lisa, and Paul
OccupationFormer saleswoman for Modern Medical Systems, Smith and Nephew, and Home Depot; licensed real estate agent for Prudential Douglas Elliman
Ex-husbandJordan Belfort (married from 1985 to 1991)
Reason for divorceBelfort’s affair with Nadine Caridi, his second wife
Film portrayalCristin Milioti in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Current residenceNew York, USA
Social media presenceNone
Public appearancesNone since her divorce from Belfort
Media attentionMostly due to her association with Belfort and his infamous stock fraud scheme that led to his conviction and imprisonment
Jordan Belfort and his high school sweetheart Denise Lombardo
High school sweetheart Jordan Belfort and Denise Lombardo

Denise Lombardo Early life and Education

She was born on 11th November 1963 to her parents Anthony Fiorito and Ann Lombardo. As per her birthday, she is currently 59 years of age. Denise holds American citizenship if ethnicity is concerned she is of Caucasian origin.

She is three of the girls Deanna, Lisa Scordato and herself from her parents, and her only brother is Paul Lombardo. She grew up in New York and joined high school there. For further education, she attended Adelphi University from 1980 – 1984 and majored in English Literature.

She also attended Fashion Institute of Technology where she was enrolled in Merchandising and Buying Operations college degree. Besides her education, Denise can speak Italian and German. She picked her Italian side from her parents.

Personal Life: Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belfort Love affair and married life

Her relationship with Jordan Belfort started before his riches or popularity. She was still in high school when the two became sweethearts. In 1985 they tied the knot in a ritual wedding ceremony, Belfort was 23 years of age back then and was in meat business (peddling meat and seafood door-to-door on New York’s Long Island) while Denise was pursuing Merchandising and Buying Operations degree in Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

The married couple at one point went through the financial crisis even Belfort filed for personal bankruptcy by the age of 25. Apparently, their commitment was based on love rather than driven by money.

However, time change quickly and so do people. Belfort got into the stock market and achieved significant financial success. He alongside his business partner had earned enough that they bought entire stock operation of Stratton Oakmont for about $ 250,000 on October 14, 1989. In the first year, Belfort earned around $3M alone.

Alongside massive stack of money, he lived a lavish lifestyle of partying and girls. During the time Denise suffered from her husband’s extramarital affair.  One particular relationship that came to public knowledge was with Nadine Caridi. Belfort had met Caridi at 4th of July Westhampton Beach House party which later escalated in love affair.

Jordan Belfort and Nadine Caridi
Jordan Belfort and Nadine Caridi

The strained relationship between Denise and Belfort eventually ended with a divorce in 1991. The two had no children from the relationship.

Life after Divorce

She had to deal with the broken heart considering the circumstance she separated with Jordan Belfort; he left her for a model girlfriend, Nadine Caridi and married her same year of divorce. Since then Belfort has gone on to divorce her and got hitched with a new partner, Anne Koppe.

As for Denise, she has lived a low-key life even she keeps her social media presence anonymous. For now, we do not know if she married again or found a new love, but we know she made use of her college education in Merchandising and Buying Operations to a good effort.

Estranged couple Jordna belfort and his first wife Denise Lombardo
Estranged couple Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belfort 

Denise has worked in Sales at several different places mostly in New York and Florida. She worked for Genny Byblos in sales  (1995 – Oct 2003), Blu Marine- Anna Molinari Milan as a sales representative (1997 – 2000), Stefano bravo as Sales Executive (2011-2016),  apparel and fashion – at Laurevan shoes (Jun 2009 – Jul 2013). She currently works for Southeast Sales.

Where is Denise Lombardo now?

As for whereabouts, Denise calls Naples, Florida her home where her other relative also lives. At the personal level, she endured yet another heartbreak this time in the form of human life. Denise grieved her sister Deanna’s death in 2013.

Denise Lombardo and Wolf Of Wall Street

Jordan Belfort used illegal practice while operating as Stock Broker during late 80’s and 90’s. He did major scam in the Wall Street history as his firm Stratton Oakmont caused approximately $200 million loss to investors money. This con stockbroker served 22 months jail time for the offenses against him. Although his illegitimate way of success did not last long, he inspired Hollywood movies Boiler Room (2003) as well as “Wolf of Wall Street” (2013).

Critically and Box office success  “Wolf of Wall Street”  is based on two memoirs Belfort wrote “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street. ” The movie portrays different people involved in his life including his ex-wives Denise Lombardo and Nadine Caridi. In the movie,  American actress and singer Cristin Milioti portrays Denise Lombardo under the name Teresa Petrillo. Similarly, American actress Margot Robbie plays Belfort second wife, Nadine as Naomi Lapaglia. And American actor Leonardo Dicaprio plays Belfort.

Denise Lombardo herself has no onscreen involvement while Belfort has a cameo appearance in the final scene of the movie.


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