From the smart-women-foolish-choices department: Ruth Madoff, wife of the world’s most infamous Jewish fraudster, is finally dumping her high school sweetheart after 52 years of marriage to reconcile with her surviving son, the UK Daily Mail reports.
Mrs. Madoff, 70, had been “rejected” by sons Mark and Andrew for refusing to leave Madoff after his $65 billion Ponzi scheme was uncovered in 2008, the Daily Mail says.
But since Mark killed himself in December, Mrs. Madoff has apparently stopped visiting her 73-year-old husband. ‘Ruth has not seen Bernie since Mark’s suicide and I think the remnants of the family will now pull together… Ruth visiting him in prison was a major impediment to her being reconciled with them,” Diana Henriques, author of Bernie Madoff: The Wizard of Lies, told CBS’ Early Show on Monday. Henriques’ book hits on Wednesday.