The woman who was married to the real-life Wolf of Wall Street has opened up about a rather bizarre detail from the hit 2013 movie about her relationship was entirely true – ten years after Margot Robbie portrayed the unique habit on the big screen.
Nadine Macaluso, 55, who now works as a marriage counselor and family therapist in California, met Jordan Belfort, 61, when she was just 22 years old and working as a model.
The two soon became engulfed in a whirlwind romance, tying the knot in 1991 and welcoming two children together, before they ultimately divorced in 2005 after 14 years of marriage.
The model-turned-therapist has become a viral TikTok star in a recent months for spilling numerous secrets about their marriage – and revealing which scenes of the Martin Scorsese film were accurate and which were exaggerated for the sake of views.
Nadine Macaluso, who was married to the real-life Wolf of Wall Street, has confirmed that another bizarre detail in the film is in fact true
The 55-year-old, who now works as a marriage counselor and family therapist in California, met Jordan Belfort, 61, when she was just 22 years old and working as a model
In her latest clip, which has so far been viewed more than 57,000 times, she poked fun at one of the smaller details which she said ‘is true.’
Robbie raises her hand to attract the waiter’s attention before asking: ‘Can I get a straw please?’
The duo continue on with their flirtatious discussion as the blonde bombshell asks why he would ask for her number if he is already married.
She nonchalantly places her straw into her glass of wine as he responds: ‘What? Married people can’t have friends?’
The two continue as overlaid text reads: ‘The funny truth about this scene that you might not expect me to say.’
The clip then cuts to Nadine as she speaks directly to camera to reveal: ‘Truth, I do actually, really drink red wine out of a straw.
‘I don’t want to ruin my veneers and it works. It keeps them white.’
In her latest clip, which has so far been viewed more than 57,000 times, she poked fun at one of the smaller details which she said ‘is true’
The former couple had embarked on a whirlwind romance, tying the knot in 1991 and welcoming two children together, before they ultimately divorced in 2005 after 14 years of marriage
Nadine was married to Belfort for more than a decade but, after they went their separate ways, she accused the financial crook of physical and mental abuse, which she said was fueled by his rampant drug addiction and multiple infidelities.
Their tumultuous relationship – as well as Jordan’s illicit stock market scheme, which saw him steal nearly $200 million from investors – was portrayed in the wildly popular 2013 flick Wolf of Wall Street.
The mother-of-two recently divulged that she was ‘mortified’ when she found out they were making the movie about her and Belfort because she was convinced it would ruin her career as a therapist.
‘When I first found out they were going to make the movie The Wolf Of Wall Street – I think it was around 2011-2012 – needless to say, I was mortified,’ she admitted.
‘I had already lived this complete Greek tragedy and then it was going to be splashed all over the world. My trauma for the world to see.
‘And it was doubly traumatizing because I was getting my doctorate in psychology, so I was like, “Who the hell is going to want to see me as a therapist?”‘
Nadine added that she was angry about the film because it wasn’t her ‘narrative’ and she wouldn’t be getting paid for it – but that in the end, it actually helped her career.
‘I was annoyed, it wasn’t my narrative, I made no money, I had no creative input but then all of a sudden, I realized it was going to happen and it was bigger than me,’ she said.
The clip then cuts to Nadine as she speaks directly to camera to reveal: ‘Truth, I do actually, really drink red wine out of a straw’
Therelationship was portrayed in the 2013 flick Wolf of Wall Street, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan and Margot Robbie as Nadine, who was renamed Naomi for the movie
‘And, ironically what happened was in my therapy practice, people said to me, “Wait I want to come see you as a therapist because you went through that and you got over here and this is the life that you lead, you walk your talk.” So in the end, it all worked out.’
‘I’m ready to share my side of the story and the wisdom I’ve learned along the way,’ she stated in another TikTok.
‘I am very ready now to tell my truth on exactly what happened through my experience, my narrative, and my lens as a mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, and most importantly a therapist and educated woman.’
Belfort spent 22 months in prison after it was brought to light that he had scammed more than 1,500 people through an elaborate stockbroker scheme in 1999 – all while married to Nadine.
Nadine has since remarried, and she has been with new husband John Macaluso, who has three kids from a past relationship.
In another TikTok, Nadine confirmed that she and Belfort are ‘still friends’ and are focused on co-parenting their two kids.
‘We’re both strong personalities, but at the end of the day, we both love our children and he gets along great with my [new] husband,’ she revealed.