Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and Silda Wall Spitzer, his wife of 26 years, filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court on January 14, 2014.
Although the “Anonymous vs. Anonymous” petition was marked as “contested” on the court docket, Spitzer and Wall issued a joint statement Wednesday night stating that: “All issues between us have been resolved and are uncontested.”
The couple announced that their marriage had come to an end on December 24, 2013: “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,” read the announcement.
Spitzer resigned from the New York governorship in 2008 amidst a high-profile prostitution scandal. “I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right or wrong,” said Spitzer during a brief public appearance in March, 2008. Wall was at his side during this appearance. He ran for New York City Comptroller last year, but he lost to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. Perhaps the writing was already on the Wall: his wife did not hit the campaign trail with him.
Spitzer’s personal net worth is estimated at $50 million, and his family’s real estate empire has been estimated at $1 billion.
Wall is currently Principal of NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm investing in environmental opportunities, as well as co-founder and CEO of woman-owned New York States of Mind, a digital magazine and marketplace that “celebrates the most captivating elements of the Empire State – its people, places, products and ideas…”