Anthony Scaramucci details ‘misconceptions’ about his marriage to Deidre Ball and his time in the White House

Anthony Scaramucci and his wife, Deidre Ball, have gone to hell and back. The former White House communications director and his spouse opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about their life after the White House.

The duo, who called off their divorce in November, take Us inside their seven-year relationship:

Less than two weeks after Scaramucci was hired by President Donald Trump, he was fired. Around the same time, his wife, who gave birth to their second child when he was away with Trump, filed for divorce. “I mean, listen, the mistake that I made got blown out of proportion and so you don't take the whole totality of somebody's life experience, you measure it over the three minutes. That's fine in some ways. I mean at the end of the day, I get how the media works,” he tells Us about the situation. “I get how that is but I think it's also important for my kids, I always tell my kids, forget about the 11 days, how do you handle yourself on the 12th day?”

“I think there are a lot of misconceptions but like I tell Diedre, I tell my children, what other people think about you is really none of your business,” Scaramucci explains, referring to the couple’s sons Nicholas, 4, and James, 15 months. “If you live your life like that, just be true to yourself, good things are gonna happen.”

Scaramucci and Ball called off their divorce in November 2017. After they reconnected they are “afraid to tell” their family and friends, according to Ball. “It was like the Sharks versus the Jets at this point. It was like West Side Story with our families. It was like the Hatfields and McCoys. We couldn't even let anyone see us together 'cause they'd be like, ‘What are you doing?’” she explains.

“He loves to work,” Ball tells Us. “It's his passion, he can never retire, he'll drop dead. So that's always a balance, I think. Where he is struggling to work less and relax more. My situation is probably, be less mommy guilt and more engaging and engaged, sometimes with his outside stuff. So I think it's a balance that we're always trying to find.”

The pair told Us they receive “NC-17 messages” from social media users about their relationship. “Everyday, I'm like, ‘Oh, man.’ But they probably need therapy,” Ball tells Us. “I really don't care.”

“We don’t talk regularly,” Scaramucci says. “He may call me for something, or if I needed something from him, I’d very easily call him. Even if you don’t like President Trump, I think everyone should take a step back and say, 'Hey, he’s our president, and we want him to do well.' We have to root for the president.”