Simply days earlier than the information broke that John Paulson is getting divorced, the hedge-fund billionaire took his spouse to a complicated awards dinner held in his honor — and his girlfriend confirmed up, too.
Paulson — who famously made $20 billion shorting the US housing market earlier than the 2008 crash — was seated close to the entrance alongside his spouse of 21 years, Jenny Paulson, on the Manhattan Institute’s 2021 Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner at Cipriani forty second Road, attendees informed The Submit.
In the meantime, a number of tables again on the Sept. 10 bash sat Alina de Almeida, the 33-year-old Instagram nutritionist who currently has been courting Paulson and sharing his Fifth Avenue house, as Page Six revealed last week. Clad in a modern silver gown, de Almeida informed fellow dinner company she was a “friend” of the 65-year-old Wall Road tycoon, an individual on the desk informed The Submit.
De Almeida — whose Instagram feed is loaded with vitamin suggestions and photos of her in skimpy exercise gear — raised eyebrows on the desk as she went on to dish a few previous fling with a former Blackstone govt, sources stated. Based on one attendee, she detailed how the fling with one other billionaire, had taken her to a slew of Michelin-starred eating places throughout America and Europe.
A rep for Paulson — whose divorce is anticipated to price him billions, as he doesn’t have a prenup and 50-year-old Jenny is alleged to be in talks with movie star lawyer Robert S. Cohen — declined to remark. The Manhattan Institute declined to remark. De Almeida didn’t reply to request for remark. Jenny Paulson’s lawyer didn’t reply to request for remark.
The occasion was in any other case blasé, insiders stated. One supply known as it an “upscale rubber chicken” affair, including he was shocked something of curiosity may “possibly have happened at that boring dinner.”
Paulson there obtained the Hamilton Award, which celebrates “leaders not just on the local level, but also at the state and federal levels, who have made remarkable things happen in the realms of public policy, culture, and philanthropy,” according to the MI website. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott additionally obtained the award that night time.
In a short, cookie-cutter speech to some 200 attendees, Paulson — who just lately has predicted that cryptocurrencies will “go to zero” — touted the advantages of capitalism and took a number of jabs at outgoing New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio, attendees stated.