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Report: Giuliani Files for Divorce

December 20, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has filed for divorce from Donna Hanover, his wife of 16 years, the Daily News reported Wednesday.

Unidentified sources told the newspaper that Giuliani, 56, and Hanover, 50, spent several hours negotiating Monday in the chambers of Acting State Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische.

Representatives for Giuliani and Hanover, a journalist and actress, did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

The couple have long been estranged and have rarely appeared together in public in recent years. Last May, Giuliani acknowledged he had a close relationship with Judith Nathan, a pharmaceutical company executive.

In a tearful news conference, Hanover accused her husband of cheating on her with Nathan and with a former mayoral aide, who denied the allegation.

Giuliani abandoned his plans to run for Senate in May after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Rep. Rick Lazio received the Republican nomination instead and lost to Hillary Rodham Clinton in November.

Giuliani and Hanover have two children, Andrew, 14, and Caroline, 11.

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