EXCLUSIVE — Miami Heat’s Infamous Middle Finger Lady Changes Her Name, Moves!

Philomena Tobias gives Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah a piece of her mind in May 2013 (AP photo)

Philomena Tobias gives Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah a piece of her mind in May 2013 (AP photo)

JUPITER — Filomena Tobias, the socialite photographed with her extended middle finger in Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah‘s face during last year’s Miami Heat playoffs, sold her Jupiter house at a loss and changed her name, Gossip Extra has learned.

Tobias, 48, made her moves quietly two months ago, according to Palm Beach County records — partly because the photos of her obscene gesture led media worldwide to re-hash her background as the widow of a CNBC pundit who died under mysterious circumstances in 2007.

“We were getting closer to the playoffs,” a source close to Tobias says, “and she thought all this stuff was going to bubble up again. She was really freaked out last year when she ended up all over the world and when reporters were calling her house.

“She wanted a fresh start.”

Filomena Tobias, the Miami Heat's middle finger lady, just sold her house in Jupiter for $3.8 million (MLS photo)

Filomena Tobias, the Miami Heat’s middle finger lady, just sold her house in Jupiter for $3.8 million (MLS photo)

Tobias was in the expensive seats in May 2013 when her middle finger close to Noah’s face after he was kicked out of Game 2 of a Heat-Bulls playoff game ended up trending on the web.

The stories that went with the photos mentioned the drowning death of Wall Street prodigy Seth Tobias in the couple’s pool, and the fact that Jupiter Police ran down leads that suggested she may have killed him.

In the end, authorities deemed the death an accident, and Filomena was not charged criminally.

But as these playoffs started, Tobias sold her home down the street from NBA legend Michael Jordan at the fancy Bears Club in Jupiter, property records show.

She turned over the deed in exchange for $3.8 million.

She lost about $800,000 in the transaction: Records show Seth Tobias bought the place in 2006 for $4.5 million.

Filomena then moved to the nearby Admiral’s Cove, according to records.

About the same time Anthony Barbuto, Tobias’ attorney, petitioned a Palm Beach County family court to change her name to Mia Manente.

The change was granted before the first round of the playoffs, according to records.

Manente did not comment.

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Comments

  1. YQue says

    Who decided to let all this Euro-Trash in here, anyway? All in all I would rather have another Haitian.

    • real people says

      who cares !!! and obviously your an uneducated ass when you have time to read and comment about it , you have no clue about facts , and easy to do when your at your pc …. LOSER

  2. says

    YOU REALLY ARE TRYING TO WRITE A STORY , WHEN THE STORY IS OLD AND MOSTLY UNTRUE ! PEOPLE LIKE YOU THRIVE ON NEGATIVITY AND IT REALLY IS SICK THAT YOU FIND THIS STORY TO BE ONE IN WHICH YOU KEEP TRYING TO REWRITE AND FURTHER EXAGGERATE TO ANY OF THRUTH ! YOUR PAPER IS GARBAGE AND SO ARE YOU !

    YOU KNOW NOTHING OF HER NOR WHY SHE SOLD HER HOME ! GET EDUCATED AND TRY TO FOCUS ON GOOD AND POSITIVE ARTICLES !

  3. says

    This article is ridiculous and people really do not care about why she has decided to sell her home. It sounds like you needed a story to write because your paper is terrible and all of your articles are negative.
    Get educated and learn to tell the story with positive facts or none at all !
    I am very surprised your even still writing any stories !!!!

  4. A 1911 SHOOTER says

    Paper ?? I think those died out a few years ago..

    . . . I am sure they will love you in Admirals… you may want to change your name again or you will not be welcome at The Yacht Club..trust me..