Page Six reported Friday that White House Communication Director Anthony Scaramucci's wife, Deidre Ball, has filed for divorce. Sources told the magazine that Ball didn't like living in Washington, D.C., and was fed up with Scaramucci's "naked ambition." The two had reportedly been together since 2011.
"[Ball] liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C.," one source told Page Six. "She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.”
The news comes a day after Scaramucci gave a profanity-laced interview to the New Yorker, in which he called White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as a "paranoid schizophrenic" and expressed his desire to "f--king kill all the leakers" in the Trump administration. Although some found the comments odd for a top White House official, Axios reported that Trump himself "loved" them.
According to Page Six, a source close to Scaramucci said that his loyalty to President Trump had caused a rift in his relationship with Ball.
“Deidre is not a fan of Trump," the source said, "and she hasn’t exactly been on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House."
Ball has donated around $18,000 to political campaigns, according to CampaignMoney.com. Most of the recipients have been Republicans; she gave money to two of Trump's opponents in the Republican primary, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. However, she also donated to Kathleen Rice, a vehemently anti-Trump Democrat who went on to win her election to the House of Representatives.
Neither Scaramucci nor Ball have confirmed the reports that they are divorcing. However, Scaramucci did write a tweet on Friday that, while vague, could be interpreted as a reference to the reports about his marriage to Ball.
Leave civilians out of this. I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers & nothing more.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017
"Leave civilians out of this," he wrote. "I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers [and] nothing more."
Ball attended the University of Buffalo and later became the a vice president of investor relations for SkyBridge Capital, an investment firm that Scaramucci founded in 2005. Scaramucci sold the firm in January, when it was believed that he would be hired as the White House's liaison to the business community. He ultimately was not offered that job, but in July, Trump hired him to serve as White House communications director.