Ruth Madoff has finally left Bernie Madoff, her husband of 52 years who will be behind bars for the rest of his life. According to the Post, it’s a last-ditch attempt to re-forge a connection with estranged son Andrew, who shunned her completely after the suicide of his brother Mark in December of last year. Andrew’s family even turned her away when she flew to Greenwich to attend Mark’s memorial service at Andrew’s home.
According to reports, Ruth has been living “frugally” in a loaned apartment in Florida and hasn’t spoken to Bernie since Mark’s suicide. She dyed her hair red and started using her maiden name, Alpern, to keep a low profile.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Madoff family:
There aren’t yet any reports of actual divorce proceedings from Ruth, but those may be coming soon.