Mary Jo Buttafuoco Bio

(Author, Motivational Speaker)

Relationship Statistics of Mary Jo Buttafuoco

What is Mary Jo Buttafuoco marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Widow
How many children does Mary Jo Buttafuoco have ? (name):Two(Paul and Jessica)
Is Mary Jo Buttafuoco having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Mary Jo Buttafuoco lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Mary Jo Buttafuoco was married to Stu Tendler. Tendler was a Queens-born print shop manager. The couple exchanged wedding vows on February 25, 2012. The wedding was held at the Always & Forever chapel in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, he died of cancer in 2018.

Previously, she was married to Joey Buttafuoco from 4th September 1977 to 3rd February 2003. Joey had an affair with a 17-year-old who shot Mary in the face. He was sentenced to four months imprisonment for statutory rape and other charges. Despite all this, Mary defended him and stayed with him. However, she filed for divorce in February 2003. They have two children from their marriage, Paul and Jessica.

Who is Mary Jo Buttafuoco?

Mary Jo Buttafuoco is an American motivational speaker and a New York Times Best Selling Author. In 1992, Amy Fisher, her husband’s seventeen-year-old lover shot her in the face.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Mary Jo Buttafuoco was born as Mary Jo Connery on May 15, 1955, in the United States of America. As of 2020, her age is 64. She has not revealed anything about her parents, siblings, and other family members.

Her ancestry is Irish.

Education: University

For education, she went to Massapequa High School. 

Mary Jo Buttafuoco: The Long Island Lolita Incident

On May 19, 1992, Mary answered her door not knowing it would change her life forever. Jo was standing on her porch when she was shot in the face by Amy Fisher, her then husband’s 17-year-old mistress. Amy didn’t threaten her or showed her the gun until she shot her. She fired a bullet that passed through her temple and left her in a pool of blood. Immediately, Mary was admitted to a hospital and she went to a coma for three days. The incident also left one side of her face paralyzed forever.

Joey, at first denied all the allegations of him having a relationship with Amy. However, he was found guilty and admitted his sexual relationship with Fisher. He revealed that he started a relationship with Amy when she was still a minor which convicted him of raping a minor and planning a murder. He was sentenced to four months of imprisonment for charges of sodomy, statutory rape, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Amy was convicted of attempting murder and was sentenced to 7 years of jail time. She was released in 1999 on parole with the condition that she would never contact the family again. 

Mary Jo Buttafuoco: Professional Life, Career

Sixteen years after the Long Island Lolita incident, Mary Jo wrote a book telling her story titled, ‘Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know’. She got the inspiration to write the book after her own son started calling her ex-husband as a sociopath.

The book describes everything about her life, not just focusing on her shooting. Also, she describes how she felt manipulated to stay with a sociopath. Critics labeled the book ‘strangely compelling’, and also said that ‘Readers will want to know – why she stayed with him?’

Mary used her story to raise awareness about facial paralysis. To spread awareness about this and other topics like mental health and recovery/addiction, she made appearances on a number of TV Shows.

Mary Jo Buttafuoco: Net Worth, Salary

Mary Jo Buttafuoco has an estimated net worth of around $100k-$1 million. However, there is no information about her salary. An average annual salary of an author is around $50k.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

She has blonde hair and blue eyes. However, there is no information about her height, weight, and other body measurements.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Buttafuoco is not active on social media sites. She is not active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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