She married Ronald Levy when she was 20 years old and immediately stopped her career to raise her two children. For a while, she was content to carry out all of the responsibilities that came with being a stay-at-home mother.
However, after many years of being a housewife, she became disinterested. She then made the decision to return to school to get a master’s degree in order to relaunch her legal career.
Her spouse, on the other hand, was not pleased with the transformation. Judy’s employment, in Levy’s opinion, was only a leisure activity, which generated conflict in their marriage.
His inability to take her employment seriously caused them to become estranged. After 12 years of marriage, they decided to separate.
Her choice to divorce her spouse was not an easy one for her to come to. “It was a little difficult,” she said. “I was the first person in my family to be divorced.”
She met Jerry Scheindlin, who would go on to become her second husband, in a short period of time.
Jerry met Judy for the first time at a pub while talking to a journalist. When a family incident happened she needed to be taken care of since she was very sad.
Jerry was unaccustomed to what his wife had requested, and he had no idea how to properly care for her and posed the following question to her:
“You can’t simply tell me to take care of you; you have to tell me what you want me to do.” “Can you tell me what it means?”
Judy didn’t say what she needed from him, only that she wanted him to look after her. He agreed.
Judy informed him that if he did not comply with her demands, she would divorce him immediately.
Jerry had challenged her to do so, and they were divorced 24 hours later, but it made both of them unhappy.
Jerry decided to contact Judy and ask her out on a date a year after their divorce was finalized.
She accepted, and he was surprised when she invited him to supper later that evening. Throughout the year, they got more comfortable with one another’s company.
Jerry was relieved by the outcome of the date, and he felt that they will soon reignite their relationship as a result.
A few days after Jerry picked Judy up after her hearing, Jerry expressed his dissatisfaction with spending time with her while not being married to her.
Judy had two children from her former marriage, while Jerry had three children from his previous marriage and have a total of 13 grandkids with them.
After that, the pair stayed together, and Jerry was always supportive of Judy throughout her television fame.
Judy believed that if she worked hard, she would be able to have a family as well as a great job, and she was right.