WASHINGTON – Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani has been married three times and, as it turns out, so has his wife.
The campaign confirmed Friday that Judith Nathan Giuliani was married twice — not once — before she wed the former New York City mayor in 2003. It was Giuliani's third marriage, and, until Thursday, had been thought to be his wife's second.
But Mrs. Giuliani told The New York Post in an article on its Web site Thursday night that Giuliani was, in fact, her third husband. Her first marriage was to Jeffrey Scott Ross in 1974, when she was about 20. The couple divorced in 1979.
She then met and married Bruce Nathan. They divorced in the 1990s.
Campaign aides said Giuliani, close friends and family members had long been aware of Mrs. Giuliani's first marriage.
Giuliani's first marriage to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi, ended after 14 years in divorce and later an annulment. His second marriage, to TV personality Donna Hanover, ended in a bitter divorce after he announced their breakup at a news conference in 2000.