“My marriage was hunky-dory when I was working for the candidate,” says former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. “But when it transitioned over to the candidate becoming President, and there was an opportunity for me to work in the White House, I became overly ambitious on that at the great detriment to my marriage.”

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Scaramucci says that during his 11 days in the White House, he managed to almost destroy his marriage and his wife, Deidre, even filed for divorce. “I was neglectful, fighting with my wife. My children felt neglected,” he says. “But once I was rejected from the White House, as painful and as humiliating as that was, it caused a major re-centering of my priorities. It was an awakening for me.”

In the video above from Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Deidre Scaramucci speaks out for the first time about her feelings while her husband was working at the White House and why she filed for divorce.

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“I knew that he always had political ambitions, but this kind of happened, and we never really discussed it before,” Deidre says of Anthony taking a role at the White House. “He’s really driven. He’s really motivated, which I admire, obviously, and I love about him. But, you know, in some situations you would want to have that conversation, you know, especially these types of conversations.”

Hear more from Deidre in the video above. And on Tuesday, hear more from Anthony about his time in the White House and what he learned about President Trump. Check here to see where you can watch.

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