Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s former White House communications director, appeared in court in Nassau County for the first time Tuesday for a divorce proceeding hearing with his estranged wife, Deidre Ball-Scaramucci.
Scaramucci — a Manhasset financier who after only 10 days was fired from his administration post in July following his interview with the The New Yorker in which he disparaged then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former chief strategist Steve Bannon — declined to talk to reporters outside the courthouse in Mineola on Tuesday.
But Marilyn Chinitz, his Manhattan-based attorney, said Scaramucci was eager for a “settlement” to the case.
“We had an excellent day in court with the judge and Anthony looks forward to an expedited resolution of this matter,” Chinitz said.
Ball-Scaramucci filed for divorce in late July after three years of marriage while she was eight months pregnant with their second son, James. The couple has a 4-year-old son, Nicholas.
Scaramucci, 53, has three children from a previous marriage.
Attorneys for the two sides met behind closed doors for a preliminary conference Tuesday morning. In a three-minute public appearance, Supreme Court Justice Hope Zimmerman encouraged the parties to settle the matter between themselves.
“No good can come from a perfect stranger telling you what to do about these intimate issues,” Zimmerman said from the bench.
The two sides are due in court again on Dec. 1.