Who Is Nicholas Scaramucci? The Mooch’s Young Son Is His Fourth Child
Given the recent controversial news of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci's firing (and hiring), many people have sought to find out more about "the Mooch" and his family, including more about his son, Nicholas Scaramucci. Nicholas is the three-year-old son of Scaramucci and his wife, Deidre Ball.
According to The Mercury News, Scaramucci and Ball starting dating in 2011, after meeting through Scaramucci's hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, and were married in 2014. They have two children together, Nicholas, who was born in 2014, and a newborn, James. James was born two weeks early, on July 24, and is reportedly named after Ball's father. Nicholas and James reside in Manhasset, New York.
Due to work commitments, Scaramucci was reportedly not able to see James until almost five days after Ball had given birth to him. Moreover, James' birth arrived shorty after Ball had allegedly filed for divorce from her husband, which she reportedly did while eight months pregnant. While Scaramucci and Ball have not publicly commented on the matter, multiple news outlets reported that Ball was allegedly fed up with her husband's political ambitions and supposedly was not a fan of President Trump. However, Ball's lawyer disputes this claim, saying that Scaramucci's political ambitions "have nothing to with her filing for divorce."
In addition to newborn James, Scaramucci's son Nicholas also has several half-siblings. Scaramucci was previously married to a woman named Lisa Miranda for 23 years and shares three older children with her — AJ, 24, Amelia, 21, and Anthony, Jr., 18. The couple divorced in 2014 but, according to Miranda, they maintain a cordial relationship.
During his short tenure as communications director, Scaramucci has (understandably) made few public references to Nicholas and other members of his family. However, when news of his reported divorce broke last week, Scaramucci did take to Twitter to briefly comment on the matter, saying, "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."
Scaramucci has certainly had a whirlwind past few weeks. In a very short amount of time, he has been hired and fired as White House communications director, experienced the birth of his son, James, and reportedly received a divorce summons from his wife. However you feel about Scaramucci, this is certainly a seemingly very intense and possibly trying time in his life. Hopefully "the Mooch" and his family are able to weather this period and move onward and upward.