Ruth Madoff Dumping Bernie
She finally cuts it off after 52 years to reconcile with surviving son
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2011 1:42 AM CDT
Updated Aug 15, 2011 4:37 AM CDT
Mark Madoff, 46, was found hanged last December in his Manhattan apartment on the second anniversary of his father's arrest.   (AP Photo/Security Traders Association of New York, Kimberly Unger)

(Newser) – After 52 years of marriage, Bernard Madoff's wife is finally calling it quits. Ruth Madoff, 70, hasn't seen her 73-year-old hubby for more than 8 months, reports the Daily Mail. She's cutting ties with Madoff in an effort to reconcile with her remaining son, Andrew, and her late son's family, say sources. Son Mark committed suicide late last year on the second anniversary of his dad's arrest for massive fraud, and Ruth was turned away from his memorial by his distraught widow.

"Ruth has not seen Bernie since Mark's suicide, and I think the remnants of the family will now pull together," says Madoff biographer Diana Henriques. "Ruth visiting him in prison was a major impediment to her being reconciled with them." The two married in 1959.

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Aug 15, 2011 1:46 PM CDT
This story is certainly sad, but what's sadder is the thousands of people who lost everything. Hard to have an inch of pity when you think of the latter.
Aug 15, 2011 12:42 PM CDT
Why isn't this hag in prison too? She is a material witness who certainly knew about the crooked shit for years. She helped spend the stolen money in their lavish lifestyle. What bullshit that she is free and still no doubt rich. She's divorcing him to marry some other uber-rich prick. She knows plenty of them.
Aug 15, 2011 8:14 AM CDT
This lowlife stayed with Bernie while he was paying for her Madison Ave. bleach jobs and her lavish lifestyle of mansions, Park Ave. penhouses, summer homes and expensive cars and shopping at Tiffany's, Then she stood by his side. She should be locked up right beside Bernie! She worked there beside him, she knew what was coming down but she played the innocent wife card.