Ex-husband of longtime Barstool Sports CEO lists marital home after her alleged affair with married squash coach

Brett Nardini, Erica Ayers Badan’s former banker who resigned as CEO of Barstool Sports last month, is listing the couple’s home in Connecticut, the newspaper reports. I found out.

The former couple purchased the approximately 5,000-square-foot property in New Canaan in August 2018 for $2.07 million, according to records obtained by The Post.

Boasting five bedrooms and five bathrooms, the home is currently on the market for $2.75 million.

The move to put the house on the market will occur in three years. Page 6 reported Erika was accused of having an affair with her then-married squash coach Ivan “Swiss” Badan, who she is now married to.

The former couple purchased a 5,000-square-foot property in New Canaan in August 2018 for $2.07 million, according to records obtained by The Post. houlihan lawrence
The seller is Erica Ayers Badan’s ex-husband, Brett Nardini. linkedin
Ivan “Swiss” Badan (left) and Erika Ayers Badan (right) were both married when they met. Instagram; Annie Warmiel/New York Post

Described as a “picturesque 1925 classic Colonial,” this New Canaan home features original hardwood floors, millwork, high ceilings, and four wood-burning fireplaces. is stated in the property listing.

Each ground floor room features French doors that open to spacious porches and bluestone terraces.

Set on 2 acres, the primary suite features a dressing room and private balcony with park-like views of herbarium trees and perennial gardens.

The lower level has a guest suite with a separate entrance.

Melissa Jones of Houlihan Lawrence is co-listing the home with Skylar Morris of Brown Harris Stevens.

A view of the open floor plan. houlihan lawrence
Kitchen with breakfast corner. houlihan lawrence
Primary suite. houlihan lawrence
This home sits on 2 acres and boasts park-like grounds. houlihan lawrence

Sources previously revealed that Erica, 48, and Brett, 50, who have two children, became members at New Canaan Country Club in Connecticut in the summer of 2020, with Erica joining the club. Bret was the one who signed up, he told Page Six. Squash lessons by a Swiss club professional squash coach.

Less than a year later, in April 2021, a source claimed they saw Erica at Barstool Sports’ New York headquarters and that she “jumped out and kissed another guy.” [who wasn’t her husband]”

Around the same time, Swiss’s then-wife, Cynthia, reportedly observed a pattern and became suspicious. The Swiss would return home early in the morning after his squash lessons, which usually start at 8 p.m.

A source close to the couple, who married in 2012, said, “Cynthia and Switzer were like the local golden couple,” adding, “Every waiter and bartender in town knew them, and no one knew them.” “I thought, ‘Cynthia and the Swiss are always happy,'” he added. , “They were madly in love.”

Cynthia then filed for divorce.

Erica and Brett’s relationship also ended before she went public with Switzerland. The two are currently married. Neither Erica nor Switzerland have admitted that their relationship began before they separated from their respective spouses.

Erica Ayers Badan served as CEO of Barstool Sports for seven years until resigning last month. Annie Warmiel/New York Post

Meanwhile, on January 15 of this year, Erica, who has led Barstool Sports for more than seven years, announced that she would step down as CEO of the company due to the troubled sale of the company in 2023.

Last summer, Barstool founder Dave Portnoy bought the site back from casino and online gambling operator Penn Entertainment for just $1. The move comes after Penn Entertainment acquired full rights to Barstool for approximately $550 million, but later decided to part ways with the brand.

Erika reflected on her tenure and delivered a farewell message to Barstool staff.

“The past two years have been all about pens,” she declared. “It was a balancing act, an exercise in futility of sorts, trying to protect the pirate ship and generate wagers at the same time, while trying to create a more predictable, peaceful, predictable We tried to subtly skew the ship to things.” Last year, we sold the company twice. First she gave Penn $550 million, then Dave $1. That seems insane, but it was. ”

Erica Ayers Badan (pictured in the Barstool Sports offices in 2018) became CEO in 2016. Annie Warmiel/New York Post

She expressed her belief that Barstool Sports is back on the right track under Portnoy’s leadership. She said, “A pirate ship with Dave at the helm…I’ve accomplished what I came here for, but I’ve done more than I could have ever imagined. Now it’s your turn to drive the ship forward.”

Erika concluded her message with, “My time at Barstool will forever inspire me. I gave you everything. Thank you for giving me so much more.”



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