Rudy Giuliani’s estranged wife has spoken out to insist that reports he was having an affair with a married woman before his divorce was underway are true.
On Tuesday, Page Six reported claims that Giuliani, 74, was having a relationship with 53-year-old Maria Rose Ryan, a doctor and hospital CEO who is also the mother of his assistant.
They were seen together at the Mountain View Resort and Spa in Whitefield, New Hampshire, on March 29 and reportedly spend the night together in the Summit Suite after dining on prime rib and watching The Godfather.
Nathan, who married Giuliani in 2003 after he left his second wife for her, filed for contested divorce in New York City on April 4, a week after his trip to New Hampshire where he was also filmed visiting Ryan’s hospital by a local news network.
Giuliani denied infidelity, insisting on Tuesday that he and Ryan, who he called a ‘very, very fine woman’, were ‘friends’ and saying there was ‘no proof’ they had sex.
In response, Nathan spoke out to say they were indeed having an affair and that it had been going on since before she filed her court papers.
‘My husband’s denial of the affair with the married Mrs. Ryan is as false as his claim that we were separated when he took up with her,’ she said, responding to his denial.
Rudy Giuliani has been accused of having an affair with 53-year-old hospital CEO Dr Maria Ryan who he is pictured with above on March 29 at her hospital in New Hampshire. After this visit, which was filmed by local news stations, the pair decamped to a mountain resort where staff say they were seen entering the suite Giuliani had rented together
On March 29, Giuliani visited Cottage Point Hospital where Ryan is the CEO.
Local networks filmed Giuliani’s visit at the time.
He said he was there to look at the hospital’s cyber security equipment which was of interest to one of his businesses.
Ryan also gave an interview about it at the time.
Afterwards, they drove an hour to the hotel where staff said Giuliani was treated like a ‘VIP’.
He had arranged with staff to have access to the private screening room for him to watch The Godfather of The Godfather II.
On the night in question, he, Ryan and two other men had dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Giuliani’s third wife, Judith Nathan, 63, filed for divorce on April 4. She filed a contested divorce, citing their assets as the source of dispute. It was a week after his trip to Ryan’s hospital
Giuliani dined on a $32 Prime Rib.
Afterwards, he and Ryan went back to his room, the $524-a-night Summit Suite.
Giuliani denied having an affair but said he and Ryan, who is 21 years younger than him, is a ‘very, very fine woman’
‘We were all surprised because he is really getting on in years, and she was quite a bit younger than him.
‘We were all like, “Hmmm,”” the hotel staff member said.
The visit on March 29 came a week before Nathan filed for divorce on April 4.
Giuliani has denied having an affair with Ryan, who is married to a former marine, but said they were friends.
He admitted having dinner with her at the hotel in March but said they dined with others and that there was ‘no proof’ they had had sex.
‘I do know Dr. Ryan. She is a friend of mine, so is her husband Bob.
‘She’s a PhD and a very, very fine woman.
‘I was in effect separated by then,’ he said.
Pushed on whether or not the pair had a romantic relationship, he said: ‘I never spent the night with her. There’s no proof. There can’t be because we never did anything.’
In May, Giuliani represented Ryan’s daughter Vanessa in court. She has been accused of financial fraud and is said to have worked for Giuliani. At the time, he said he was defending her as a favor because her father served as a Marine
On March 29, Giuliani and Ryan spent the night in a $525 suite at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in New Hampshire, sources at the hotel said
He did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s questions on Tuesday morning.
Ryan refused to comment when questioned by Page Six. Her husband told its journalist to ‘f*** off’ when they approached the pair on Tuesday.
Nathan has not commented on the claims either. In April, she filed a contested divorce proceeding.
The pair did not sign a prenup when they married in 2002.
They must now divide up their rumored $30million fortune which includes homes in New York and Florida.
Their romance famously began when Giuliani was still married to his second wife, Donna Hanover.
He met Nathan in a cigar bar in 1999 while he was still mayor.
In 2000, he announced at a press conference that he was leaving Hanover, the mother of his two children. She was unaware of it beforehand and later participated in her own press conference where she claimed he’d had a previous affair with a different woman.
Giuliani’s first marriage, to Regina Peruggi, was annulled in 1982 because they were second cousins.