NEW YORK: Prominent Same-Sex Marriage Opponent To Divorce Third Wife (And His Second Known Mistress)

The New York Daily News reports:

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife of 15 years, Judith, are getting a divorce. Judith filed for a contested divorce on Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, signaling a fight over assets. Giuliani famously fell for Judith at a cigar bar in 1999 while he was mayor and still married to his second wife, Donna Hanover. Giuliani had two kids with Hanover. Judith has a daughter from a previous marriage.

A little bit of history:

When Rudy Giuliani divorced his second wife, the First Lady of New York City, Donna Hanover, People called the triumvirate of “The Mayor, The Wife, The Mistress” an example of New York’s “nastiest split.” The divorce was a vicious, go-for-the-jugular, corrosive slugfest, with Rudy seemingly pulling the sharpest punches of the pair. His ongoing public display of his mistress’s affections was certainly unbecoming of an elected official. But watching an uncaring father of two young children consistently display his contempt for his own family on the television news was both shocking and heartbreaking.

And some more recent history:

Rudy Giuliani, the thrice-married former New York City mayor, has come out strongly against Democratic Gov. David Paterson’s proposed gay marriage bill. Giuliani’s opposition, articulated in an interview with The New York Post published Monday, was widely interpreted as an attempt by the moderate Republican to position himself for a possible run for the party’s 2010 New York gubernatorial nomination. Same-sex marriage is shaping up as a hot-button 2010 issue both in New York and nationally, and Giuliani’s comments generated a quick backlash from gay rights groups, which had considered Giuliani an ally during his days in Gracie Mansion.

You might also recall that Giuliani announced his plan to divorce second wife Donna Hanover at a televised press conference held before she had been told herself. It’s what Jesus would want. Hanover should have known what was coming, however, since Giuliani had cheated on his first wife with her and later got an annulment from the Catholic Church on the grounds that they were cousins. Praise! Glory! One man, one woman, another another, and another.