DeRosa, 38, and Uber executive Matthew Wing recently split after living apart for a year, blaming COVID for the break down of their marriage, the New York Post reported.
‘They simply grew apart, and they have been living apart for a year,’ a friend told the Post.
‘Their marriage broke down over time, and it was exacerbated during COVID, when they wound up in separate places. … Melissa spent time in Albany, and Matt works for Uber and spent some time in San Francisco,’ the source added.
In August DeRosa resigned from her $200,000-plus-a-year post as secretary to the governor, saying ‘the past two years have been emotionally and mentally trying.’
DeRosa, who Cuomo once described as a ‘mean girl,’ was his most powerful aide.
DeRosa, 38, and Uber executive Matthew Wing (pictured together) recently split after living apart for a year
DeRosa was by Cuomo’s side at virtually all his daily press conferences on the Covid-19 pandemic that captured the nation’s attention
Following their split the pair has put their three-bedroom, two-bathroom Brooklyn Heights duplex on the market for $2.59 million
She was by his side at virtually all his daily press conferences on the Covid-19 pandemic that captured the nation’s attention at a time when then-President Donald Trump was downplaying the virus.
DeRosa and Wing confirmed reports of their divorce in a joint statement that read: ‘Despite the fact that this chapter in our lives is ending, we are and always will be very close friends.’
Following their split the pair has put their three-bedroom, two-bathroom Brooklyn Heights duplex on the market for $2.59 million.
The couple purchased the home for $2.2 million shortly after marrying in 2016, the Post reported.
‘The Brooklyn house was often empty. But they remain friends,’ a source told the Post.
The couple began discussing divorce in the late spring after ‘they decided that the marriage had run its course,’ and they worked out an agreement over the summer, but there are currently no online court records to indicated a divorce filing in New York state, the Post reported.
In the meantime DeRosa has been cooped up at her sister’s Cape Cod home is looking to move to the Greenwich Village neighborhood in Manhattan, a source told the Post.
The couple has also lawyered up, with DeRosa being represented by famed lawyer Robert S. Cohen, who has represented Melinda Gates and Wing being represented by lawyer Sheila Riesel, who has appeared before the U.S Supreme Court three times, the Post reported.
The last few months have been eventful for DeRosa.
The couple purchased the Brooklyn Heights home for $2.2 million shortly after marrying in 2016
‘The Brooklyn house was often empty. But they remain friends,’ a source said of the pair’s Brooklyn home, now up for grabs for $2.59 million
DeRosa and her husband reportedly did not spend any time in their Brooklyn duplex, (pictured) which is now on the market
In August her former boss Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned from office following revelations about his alleged sexual harassment and criticism about the way he insisted, in the early months of the pandemic, that Covid-positive nursing home residents must be allowed to return to the homes once they had recovered.
DeRosa quit less than a week after New York Attorney General Letitia James — like Cuomo, a Democrat — issued a damning 168-page report detailing the governor’s abusive behavior, involving 11 women.
Cuomo has strongly denied that he ever touched anyone inappropriately, but he acknowledged hugging and kissing female aides and other women. He has painted James’s report as politically motivated. James is likely to run for governor in 2022.
DeRosa was uniquely unpopular among Cuomo’s close aides. ‘The only person with more enemies than Andy is Melissa,’ one source close to the governor told the New York Post.
Another said: ‘She is a ruthless, heartless, evil human being who will rip your heart out in order to get what she wants.’
Her closeness to Cuomo, 63, was evident at a dinner they had together in September 2016, less than two weeks after she married Wing.
DeRosa and Wing confirmed reports of their divorce in a joint statement. ‘Despite the fact that this chapter in our lives is ending, we are and always will be very close friends’
‘Their marriage broke down over time, and it was exacerbated during COVID, when they wound up in separate places’ a source said
Earlier this year, DailyMail.com published exclusive pictures of Cuomo and DeRosa getting cozy as they dined at the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill in Manhattan, while he was still living with celebrity chef Sandra Lee.
They show him leaning in close to DeRosa after a third member of their party had left, placing his hand close to her knees on the banquette.
‘When they sat back down again, it was different body language,’ said one witness, describing the time after the third diner had left.
‘Before, it was a very formal business dinner and then all of a sudden they got much closer, she turned toward him and her legs were very close to his under the table.
‘He was quite brazen about it. It was all in public view in a restaurant,’ a second witness said.
At the time DeRosa angrily denied she had anything more than a professional relationship with Cuomo.
‘There have been misogynistic rumors in Albany and in government for years, but I never thought I’d have to respond to them in the press,’ she said in a statement.
‘The Governor and I have never had an intimate relationship. The Governor and I have been close friends and colleagues for over ten years — we’ve had countless meals together and suggestions or innuendo around that is inappropriate, offensive and wrong.’