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Where Are They Now?: Disgraced Former Governor Eliot Spitzer Edition

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Eliot Spitzer campaigns for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013. Photo: Andrew Burton/2013 Getty Images

You probably haven’t been wondering what happened to Eliot Spitzer since he stepped down as governor in 2008 because of a prostitution scandal, but the New York Times would like to update you anyway. Since divorcing his wife of 26 years, having his CNN show canceled, and losing the 2013 Democratic primary for New York City comptroller, Spitzer has taken over the family real-estate business — which, as the paper notes, entails “embracing a role he has largely sought to avoid all his life.” As head of Spitzer Enterprises, he’s thrown himself into an ambitious project: developing a $700 million residential complex on the Brooklyn waterfront. He’s also made time to watch NBC’s Aquarius, but the paper hints that building chic Williamsburg apartments and enjoying David Duchovny’s return to network TV is not without pathos. Per the Times: “Politics is in ‘my rearview mirror,’ Mr. Spitzer said in an interview on June 10, his 56th birthday. ‘This,’ he said after a pause, ‘is exciting.’”

Where Are They Now?: Eliot Spitzer Edition