Nydia Stone is a former model and photographer who has become more popular in recent years as an actress and the second wife of the American lobbyist, political consultant, author, and politician, Roger Jason Stone Jr. (popularly known as Roger Stone). Nydia’s husband Roger who has worked on the campaigns of mainly Republican political candidates in the past has recently been making news headlines after he was arrested in connection with the Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel Investigation. Before and since the arrest, Nydia has been exceptionally vocal in defense of her husband regarding the ongoing saga, which has also put her on the spotlight alongside her man.
Just like her husband, Nydia has also been connected in high places with right-wing political figures. For instance, she once worked as a personal photographer for former presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. With the recent case against her husband and her tough position through it all, many people want to know more about this one of a kind woman.
Nydia Stone – Bio
She was born a Cuban national with the birth name Nydia Margarita Bertran on May 8, 1946. Although we are yet to ascertain Nydia Stone’s exact city of birth or the names of her parents, she is said to have been born to a Cuban diplomat and military attache for the Batista regime which afforded her the opportunity to live in relative affluence as a child.
However, this did not last too long as a result of a changed political atmosphere in her home country around the time she was 13. That was when the communist regime under Fidel Castro overthrew the Batista administration and forced Nydia’s family to relocate to the United States since her father’s political leaning was averse to the new set-up. Until then, Nydia attended high-brow schools as the daughter of a highly placed Cuban.
After relocating to the USA, she started working as a model for local advertising media instead of going back to school. With time, she saved up money from her modeling job to buy a camera which she used to transform into a photographer. She married Roger Stone in 1992 at an event that held in Las Vegas.
Other Facts About Roger Stone’s Wife
- Social Media Presence
Nydia Stone is active on Twitter. It is the social media platform mainly that she has been using to defend her husband in his current ordeal with the authorities as stated above. Her Twitter handle is @NydiaStone.
- How Nydia Stone Met Her Husband For The First Time
According to a 2017 Washington Post article, Nydia Stone met her husband Roger for the first time at a Ronald Reagan political campaign event where she worked as a photographer.
- This Is Not Her First Time Of Defending Her Husband
One reason Americans are not taking Nydia Stone seriously in her current defense of her husband is that she had defended the same man in the past when he was accused and it turned out she was only conspiring with him. That happened in 1996 when her husband Roger Stone was fired from his consulting job in Senator Bob Dole’s Presidential Campaign after a National Enquirer report found him guilty of posting a public ad on a local swinger publication named ‘Local Swinger Fever’ and asking for sexual partners to join him and his wife in their bedroom.
At the time, although the report linked the raunchy ad to Roger Stone’s email, the political strategist cleverly defended himself claiming it was an aide he fired for substance abuse, who placed the ad to discredit him. If “silence means consent” as it is popularly said, then Nydia consented to her husband’s defense at the time by her complicit silence over it all.
However, twelve years later in 2008, Roger Stone admitted in an interview he granted The New Yorker that he actually posted the ad but still went on to defend his past lies by claiming he denied all because his grandparents were still alive then. Even at that, he said he hadn’t been wrong in his past denial of the accusation. Through it all, Nydia Stone maintained her docile silence.
- Religious Leaning
Nydia Stone is a Buddhist. According to a Washington Post article, the Cuban-born woman has a large Buddhist shrine named ‘butsudan’ in her husband’s living room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she hosts Buddhist gathering regularly. She once spoke of chanting for her husband’s “Buddha nature” to emerge.
- Nydia Stone Is Older Than Her Husband
While Nydia Stone was born on May 8, 1946, her husband Roger Stone was born on August 27, 1952. So, Nydia is 8 years, 3 months and 19 days older than Roger.