On May 4, 2007, Evanka Buttafuoco filed a divorce petition against Joey Buttafuoco citing “irreconcilable differences”. Evanka listed the couple’s assets to be “consumer debt only”.
When asked about his divorce, Mr. Buttafuoco told The Post “All I can say is two words: I’m devastated. That’s all I can say. I’m very sad.”
Joey and Evanka were married on March 5, 2007. No children are shared by the couple.
Looking back to 1992, Mr. Buttafuoco was running an auto body shop in Long Island, New York, when his then 17-year old lover/admirer Amy Fisher, shot Mr. Buttafuoco’s first wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face as she answered the door at their Massapequa residence.
Ms. Fisher, thereafter nicknamed the “Long Island Lolita” served seven years in prison for the attempted murder of Mary Jo Buttafuoco. Mr. Buttafuoco thereafter nicknamed the “Manic Mechanic” pleaded guilty to one count of rape and served four months in jail.
The Buttafuoco’s remained together throughout Mary Jo’s recovery, however, divorced after they moved to California. Mr. Buttafuoco co-owned the San Fernando Valley Auto Body Shop.
Mr. Buttafuoco has most recently been charged with illegally possessing ammunition, wherein he served three-months of a one-year sentence; and prior was on probation for a felony insurance fraud conviction through the auto body shop.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight/The Insider, Mr. Buttafuoco allegedly reached out to Amy Fisher “several times” from behind bars during his three-month sentence. Mr. Buttafuoco alleged he only wanted to apologize for a TV tirade.
On May 4, 2007, it was also reported Amy Fisher had ironically separated from her husband of five years, Lou Bellera. It was reported that the communication between Buttafuoco and Fisher was at the heart of the trouble.
On May 23, 2007, it was reported that Mr. Buttafuoco and Amy Fisher are moving in together. Mr. Buttafuoco is flying from California to Ms. Fisher’s Long Island Home sources told the New York Post.
There are rumors that a reality show will be upcoming.
See: http://cbs5.com/watercooler/local_story_129183829.html; http://www.nypost.com/seven/05042007/news/regionalnews/amy_joey_may_take_a_new_shot_regional…; http://www.topix.net/forum/news/joey-buttafuoco/TGFHPEEVNVV6DCTEA; http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/05/09/arts/NA-A-E-CEL-US-Buttafuoco-Divorce.php; http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/05/09/state/n153259D06.DTL; https://www.tmz.com/category/break-ups/; http://entertainment.bodogbeat.com/amy-fisher-and-joey-buttafuoco-to-reunite-69674.html; http://www.nypost.com/seven/05062007/news/nationalnews/divorce_crushes_me_joey_nationalnews_d…; http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,274960,00.html; https://www.tmz.com/search/?q=Buttafuoco&btnSearch.x=40&btnSearch.y=12