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Jordan Belfort’s ex-wife confirms X-rated scene in Wolf of Wall Street actually happened 

The ex-wife of real-life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belford has opened up about her tumultuous relationship with the shamed stockbroker, while confirming that a very X-rated scene from the Leonardo DiCaprio-led movie about him was in fact based on actual events. 

Nadine Macaluso, 54, who is now a marriage counselor and family therapist, met Belford when she was 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.

Now, Belford’s ex-wife has shared the truth about their wild love story, detailing the ‘red flags’ she wished she noticed when she started dating the future criminal in a series of TikTok videos.

She also spoke out about the important advice she gave Margot Robbie, whose character in the movie, Naomi Lapaglia, was based on Macaluso – and confirmed which scenes of the movie were accurate and which were exaggerated for the sake of views. 

The woman who was married to the real Wolf of Wall Street – Jordan Belford – has revealed which moments from the Martin Scorsese movie about him were real and which weren’t

Nadine Macaluso (seen recently), 54, who is now a marriage counselor and family therapist, met Belford when she was 22 years old and working as a model

Nadine Macaluso (seen recently), 54, who is now a marriage counselor and family therapist, met Belford when she was 22 years old and working as a model

Now, Belford's ex spoke out about the important advice she gave Margot Robbie (pictured), who played her in the flick - and confirmed which scenes of the movie were accurate

Now, Belford’s ex spoke out about the important advice she gave Margot Robbie (pictured), who played her in the flick – and confirmed which scenes of the movie were accurate

According to the mom-of-two, the X-rated moment in the film, in which Jonah Hill's character, Donnie Azoff, exposed himself to her and began to pleasure himself was totally real

According to the mom-of-two, the X-rated moment in the film, in which Jonah Hill’s character, Donnie Azoff, exposed himself to her and began to pleasure himself was totally real

According to the mom-of-two, the X-rated moment in the film, in which Jonah Hill’s character, Donnie Azoff, who was based on real-life stockbroker Danny Porush, exposed himself to her and began to pleasure himself in front of her was totally real.

In the movie, Belford and Lapaglia (Macaluso) were seen meeting for the first time at a party, after Belford and his friends took a sedative called Quaalude.

When Belford attempted to talk to Lapaglia, played by Robbie, his actions were overshadowed after his pal Donnie unzipped his pants and started to touch himself – and Macaluso has now insisted that’s how it really went down. 

‘So you guys have been asking, “How did you meet Belford, the Wolf of Wall Street?” Well it’s actually pretty similar to the movie,’ she explained in a TikTok video recently. 

‘I was 22 years old and modeling, my boyfriend at the time said, “Do you want to go to the party in West Hampton at a house on the beach?” I was like, “Sure.” 

‘We pulled up and I remember walking into the house. There were all these people and they were acting really weird. Little did I know, they were all Quaalude-d out, I had no idea.

‘They were all there with their wives but they were making lewd and weird comments. 

‘That scene where someone exposes himself to me was true. I actually got terrified by that. I’m 22 and I said to my boyfriend at the time, “We have to leave this party,” and we left right away.’

Macaluso did not confirm who the person was who exposed themselves to her; Hill’s character in the movie was said to be loosely based on Porush, who has previously insisted that the fictitious version in the film ‘is not him’, claiming that he never engaged in many of the antics portrayed on screen. 

'That scene where someone exposes himself to me was true. I actually got terrified by that,' she said

‘That scene where someone exposes himself to me was true. I actually got terrified by that,’ she said

Macaluso and Belford tied the knot in 1991 and welcoming two children together, before they ultimately divorced in 2005 after 14 years of marriage

Macaluso and Belford tied the knot in 1991 and welcoming two children together, before they ultimately divorced in 2005 after 14 years of marriage

‘The character in the movie is not me. I had nothing to do with the film and I don’t live in the past,’ he told The Sun in 2014. 

‘It comes from the imagination of Hollywood writers. I’ve seen the film and I didn’t know what was going to happen next. It’s a complete work of fiction.’

Macaluso was married to the financial crook when he was arrested for stock-market manipulation – he pleaded guilty to fraud in 1999 and spent 22 months in prison – and his story was later published in a memoir, entitled the Wolf of Wall Street, and was turned into a flick of the same name years later.

Now, Macaluso has shared the truth about their wild love story, detailing the 'red flags' she wished she noticed when she started dating the future-criminal at age 22 in a series of TikToks

Now, Macaluso has shared the truth about their wild love story, detailing the ‘red flags’ she wished she noticed when she started dating the future-criminal at age 22 in a series of TikToks

The 2013 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robbie, Hill, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, and Matthew McConaughey, was wildly popular and showcased the dramatic events that lead up to his arrest – including his relationship with Macaluso.

And while some things that happened in the movie were real – like Donnie’s exposé – Macaluso admitted that ‘a lot of it wasn’t exactly true.’

‘I think if you look at it through [Belford’s] lens it was really accurate, but if you look at it through my lens, it wasn’t,’ she explained. ‘That makes sense because that was actually how our marriage was.’

The therapist added that it was ‘not fun’ to have a movie ‘made about her life,’ but that she is now ‘ready to share her side of the story.’

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.’

Macaluso was married to the financial crook when he was arrested for stock-market manipulation - he pleaded guilty to fraud in 1999 and spent 22 months in prison

Macaluso was married to the financial crook when he was arrested for stock-market manipulation – he pleaded guilty to fraud in 1999 and spent 22 months in prison

His story was later turned into a flick called Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robbie (seen), Hill, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, and Matthew McConaughey

His story was later turned into a flick called Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robbie (seen), Hill, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, and Matthew McConaughey

And while some things that happened in the movie were real - like Donnie's exposé - Macaluso admitted that 'a lot of it wasn't exactly true,' since it was told 'through Belford's lens'

And while some things that happened in the movie were real - like Donnie's exposé - Macaluso admitted that 'a lot of it wasn't exactly true,' since it was told 'through Belford's lens'

And while some things that happened in the movie were real – like Donnie’s exposé – Macaluso admitted that ‘a lot of it wasn’t exactly true,’ since it was told ‘through Belford’s lens’

She told her followers to ‘hold on tight’ because she has ‘a lot of great things to expose.’

During one part of the movie, Belford, Macaluso, and some friends were seen taking a ride on his yacht – but were left fearing for their lives after they get stuck in a severe storm.

She said she met with Robbie (Macalusoi) before production kicked off,

She said she met with Robbie (pictured) before production kicked off, who admitted she was ‘really scared’ of all the ‘sex scenes’ in the movie

And Macaluso revealed on TikTok that this was a real event. She said: ‘The boat scene was totally true.

‘It was horrific, horrifying. We were in a squall for 12-18 hours and we lived, thank God.’

Macaluso told her followers that Scorsese’s office called her before production kicked off and asked if she would meet with Robbie so that the actress could learn how to speak like her.

She agreed to help, and flew to New York, where she went out to dinner with Robbie.

‘She was 22, she was adorable, so sweet,’ she recalled. ‘In the middle of dinner she said to me, “I’m really scared of being naked and all the sex scenes.”

‘I said, “That’s it right there. That fear that you feel about speaking your truth to powerful men, embody that and you’ll do a great job.” And you know what? She did, she was fantastic.’

'I said, "That's it right there. That fear that you feel, embody that and you'll do a great job." And you know what? She did, she was fantastic,' said Macaluso, who is seen above with Belford

‘I said, “That’s it right there. That fear that you feel, embody that and you’ll do a great job.” And you know what? She did, she was fantastic,’ said Macaluso, who is seen above with Belford

The therapist added that it was 'not fun' to have a movie 'made about her life,' but that she is now 'ready to share her side of the story.' She is seen in real life

The therapist added that it was 'not fun' to have a movie 'made about her life,' but that she is now 'ready to share her side of the story.' Robbie is seen playing her in the movie

The therapist added that it was ‘not fun’ to have a movie ‘made about her life,’ but that she is now ‘ready to share her side of the story.’ She is seen in real life (left) and in the movie (right)

On the video streaming platform, Macaluso also reflected on the 'many signs' she 'ignored' during her relationship with Belford, including his 'extreme temper' and lack of boundaries

On the video streaming platform, Macaluso also reflected on the ‘many signs’ she ‘ignored’ during her relationship with Belford, including his ‘extreme temper’ and lack of boundaries

On the video streaming platform, Macaluso also reflected on the ‘many signs’ she ‘ignored’ during her relationship with Belford. 

‘In the beginning of my relationship, whenever I would express a need or a desire or value that I wanted to hold a boundary with, he plowed through it,’ she revealed.

Macaluso (pictured with Belford) told her followers to 'hold on tight' because she has 'a lot of great things to expose'

Macaluso (pictured with Belford) told her followers to ‘hold on tight’ because she has ‘a lot of great things to expose’

‘When I didn’t want to have kids, he was like, “If you don’t have kids I’m not gonna marry you.” 

‘When I wasn’t ready to get married he said to me, “If you’re not gonna marry me I’m not gonna date you.” He would not allow me to hold a boundary.’

After they split, Macaluso accused Belford of domestic violence, which she said was fueled by his drug addiction and infidelity. 

On TikTok, she said he had an ‘extreme temper’ from the start – which she admitted she ‘didn’t know how to deal with.’ 

‘I grew up with a single mom and I didn’t grow up with a lot of yelling in my home,’ she told her followers. 

‘So when he first started to yell at me, I was really shocked and taken aback. I didn’t know how to deal with it.’

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