Recently hired White House communication's director Anthony Scaramucci has been in the headlines a lot during his first week as the top WH communications guru. But on Friday, he was in the news because his wife of three years, Deidre Ball, has filed for divorce.
According to a report from the New York Post, Ball filed for the divorce citing her husband's "naked political ambition."
"Deidre has left him and has filed for divorce. She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C. She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together," a source told the Post.
Scaramucci later took to his personal Twitter account to confirm the divorce, where he asked people to "leave civilians out of this." He also sought prayers for he and his family.
"Leave civilians out of this. I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers & nothing more," Scaramucci wrote.
Leave civilians out of this. I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers & nothing more.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Anthony Scaramucci)1501277216.0
However, despite the plea for civility and for people to leave his family out of the conversation amid his difficult time, people were quick to mock his situation or bash him:
You called into CNN and threatened to kill @Reince Priebus, I'm not sure you know what you're talking about.— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) July 28, 2017
"You have married an Icarus He has flown too close to the sun" You and your words, obsessed with your legacy... Bur… https://t.co/vw53V9YZpv— Clara Jeffery (@Clara Jeffery)1501273919.0
Pray for her? We're cheering her on BRO— Rogue CPI (@RogueCPI) July 28, 2017
Good for her! Her reasoning for the divorce speaks volumes about his true character. https://t.co/F8L5sW2o9x— Scott Nevins (@Scott Nevins)1501274342.0
Sure we will when you put:— ALT Immigration (@ALT_uscis) July 28, 2017
in your thoughts and prayers, Nothing more.
"Leave civilians out of this" says comms director for world leader who just encouraged the cops to brutally assault civilians— Mansur Gidfar (@MansurGidfar) July 28, 2017
owned— Stefan (@boring_as_heck) July 28, 2017
OMG SO JEALOUS SHE GETS TO DIVORCE HIM. https://t.co/srhXr1XuL0— Amanda Guinzburg (@Amanda Guinzburg)1501274240.0
Nope...Your boss- @realDonaldTrump ran a campaign on attacks. If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. Let's not rewrite history.— Justin Kulovsek (@jktv) July 29, 2017
Nobody's hitting your wife. We're cheering for her!— Sinthia Vicious (@SinthiaVee) July 29, 2017
Haha! Harvard educated banker thinks he's not a "civilian". Bro, you're not even elected. Check your privilege.— J. P. Dailing (@jpdailing) July 28, 2017
And your wife is a hero. We all wish her the best and as soon as the divorce is finalized, she will!— J. P. Dailing (@jpdailing) July 28, 2017
Very happy your wife has the courage to divorce you. V sad for your 3 kids to be exposed to your foul language / hot temper.— Laura McCracken (@lmccracken05) July 29, 2017
Scaramucci and Ball began dating in 2011, according to the Post. They married in 2014. They have one child together.