Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer call it quitsEliot Spitzer and his wife Silda Wall Spitzer have officially called it quits, filing divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday after their lawyers finalized a divorce deal. Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer, who have been married for twenty-six years, have brought their marriage to what some are calling an "amicable end."
A statement was issued yesterday by the couple, "We regret that our marital relationship has come to an end and we have agreed not to make any other public statement on this subject. All issues between us have been resolved and are uncontested." Details of the Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer divorce are private and will not be revealed, but it was likely costly.
How much are Silda Wall Spitzer and Eliot Spitzer worth?
Silda Wall Spitzer is wealthy in her own right. She is a successful businesswoman who heads an equity firm. The couple has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million, but financial experts suggest the family may have real estate worth $1 billion.
Among the Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer's assets are real estate holdings in upstate in Pine Plains worth $4 million, an apartment in a Fifth Ave. building owned by Spitzer's father, and compensation for Spitzer for $350,000 for his work at Spitzer Engineering. Eliot Spitzer also has real estate income, partnership income and trusts which total almost $5 million each year. He also received another $2 million for his work as a political pundit with CNN.
Why did the Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer divorce?
No one knows for sure why Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer divorced, but there has been evidence of infidelity. In fact, the divorce agreement was announced just days after the Daily News revealed Spitzer is having a romantic relationship with Lis Smith, the former press aide from his failed run for City Controller last year. Spitzer reportedly spent Christmas day with his girlfriend at her parents' house in Bronxville.
History of Eliot Spitzer and wife Silda Wall Spitzer
Eliot Spitzer is a lawyer, political commentator and politician for the Democratic Party. Most recently he ran for New York City Comptroller. He also served as New York's governor from 2007 until 2008 when he was forced to resign following a prostitution scandal where it was reported that he was a client of Emperors Club VIP. The scandal prompted him to resign as Governor on March 17.He has also served as the State Attorney General for New York and has had several stints as a political commentator, most recently on CNN from 2010 to 2011.
Eliot Spitzer met his Silda Wall Spitzer at Harvard Law School in 1987, and they have three daughters together. The couple reportedly have been "leading separate lives" for some time and generally did not appear together even before the separation and divorce were announced.