Tipster: Ruth Madoff Back In NYC… Wearing A Wedding Band?
3:55 pm, August 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg
We heard recently that Ruth Madoff had called it quits with her jailed husband Bernie, but a Mogulite source says she spotted Madoff at Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan today — wedding band securely on her finger. And no, she wasn’t shopping — just eating some frozen yogurt and carefully scanning the newspaper.
Our source tells us that Madoff was spotted at the casual 40 Carrots cafe on the 7th floor of Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street. Good call, Ruth — we love the froyo there too! As New York puts it, “Several generations of midtown females have subsisted on the soft-serve frozen yogurt here during shopping expeditions.”
But far more interesting is that our tipster says Madoff was reading The New York Times Business section “letter by letter.” We can imagine reading the business pages is a fairly painful task for the woman married to the greatest Ponzi schemer of our time. Kudos to her for keeping up with what’s going on, we suppose.
We’re sad to report, however, that our tipster says Madoff, donning a “casual purple outfit and tortoise shell glasses” looked like she’d “been through hell and back.” The last time we had heard about Madoff’s whereabouts, she was in a Honda Civic at a drive-through ATM in Florida. She seems to be decidedly back in the New York state of mind though. Our tipster adds that the purple get-up was a “Hamptons-looking outfit” and that she had snagged a “very expensive manicure.” We wish we had a visual of that image but, unfortunately, our tipster couldn’t provide a photo.
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