It bugged me when Judith Stish Ross Nathan Giuliani announced to Barbara Walters she was proud of the fact that she’d learned how to survive as a single, working mom after her second divorce. And this is why:
Judith Nathan went back to work full time in 1993, this time as a pharmaceutical saleswoman for Bristol-Myers Squibb. It was at one of her accounts, Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, where she met Manos Zacharioudakis, a handsome psychologist who was nine years her junior and with whom she began the next chapter of her life. After less than a year of dating, the 40-year-old divorcée and 10-year-old Whitney moved into his one-bedroom apartment on E. 55th St. in 1995, where the three lived together for the next four years.
So, she was proud that she could “survive” while shacking up with Mr. Zacharioudakis in a swank New York apartment?
Then, she met Rudy–no one knows how, though published accounts say she staked out a Manhattan cigar bar the Mayor liked to frequent, which began a secret tryst. My favorite line in the article is this one:
Once again, her life was transformed by a new man.
Do you see why Mrs. Judith is not quite the Platonic Form of Female Empowerment?
Read the entire New York Daily News article. As an added bonus, it explains how Judith insisted her third wedding be held in Gracie Mansion, over the protests of Mayor Giuliani’s former wife who thought it would damage their children to see their dad marry someone else in their own house.