Silda Wall Spitzer Is Having the Best Divorce Ever

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New York Governor Eliot Spitzer holds a news conference in New York City with his wife Silda by his side on March 10 2008 after it was announced that he has been involved in a prostitution ring. Photo: Timothy A. Clary

Silda Wall Spitzer’s marriage to Eliot Spitzer ended quietly ended last year, five years after she stood by him through the prostitution scandal that cost him the Governor’s mansion. It was not the kind of union that makes a girl want to work on her dream-wedding Pinterest board. It does, however, make an excellent case for divorce. Radar has the post-nuptial agreement, and it reads like the best game of M.A.S.H. ever. Silda, a hedge-fund lawyer, gets:

A $7.5 M. cash lump sum
$240,000 a year until she dies or remarries
A new car “no more than every five years”
The Fifth Avenue apartment, “or any replacement primary residences of similar size, location, and quality.”
“entertainment and activities expenses”
A housekeeper
A part-time assistant
“up to $100,000 per year to donate to the charity of her choice”

Divorce, like everything, is vastly more fun when you’re super-wealthy, but there is something vicariously gratifying about seeing a woman compensated so specifically and so generously for putting up with her ex's bullshit. Much better than "consciously uncoupling," I say!