Without even looking, I knew that Don Trump Jr’s wife was going to be blonde. But I didn’t expect her to have such a natural-looking face? I expected more of a Real Housewife-CGI look, but Vanessa Trump is not pumped full of Botox and lip injections at all. Interesting. Also interesting? Vanessa Trump might be over it. According to Page Six, she and Don Jr. are very close to filing for divorce. He’s been traveling the world on the taxpayer dime, sort of an International Treason Tour, and she’s been at home with their kids. They’ve grown apart.
Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump, are struggling through marital problems and friends say they are heading for divorce, multiple sources have exclusively confirmed to Page Six. Vanessa and the eldest son of President Donald Trump married in November 2005 and have five children. But while they have not legally separated, friends say they have been living separate lives. Divorce proceedings have not yet been initiated, but friends say they expect the couple to file soon. A spokesperson for Don Jr., Vanessa and the Trump Organization declined to comment, despite numerous requests to do so over two days.
One source told us, “The problems have been there for a long time, the couple had hoped to stay together during the president’s time in office, but it is getting harder to resolve their issues. He’s never there.”
Don Jr., 40, has been traveling a lot. In February he was in India, and he has continued to take his hunting trips. Don Jr. is an avid hunter and there are many pictures of him online posing with the corpses of elephants, leopards and other animals. Don Jr. and his brother Eric, 34, are running the Trump Organization while their father is in office. Another of the sources told us, “Don Jr. has been busy traveling, which has contributed to their problems. Vanessa is a devoted mother, but she is increasingly lonely and alone in the house with the children.”
An issue, two of the sources say, is that Don Jr. “appears to have changed recently, and friends are concerned about him.” Their concerns were increased by Don Jr.’s tweeting, including when he liked a tweet linking antidepressants to mass murder, and another liking a tweet attacking a teen survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The Daily Beast also reported that following the school shooting, Don Jr. urged his dad to stay strong on gun rights and hold firm against any assault weapons ban.
Last year, Don Jr. asked to have his 24-hour Secret Service detail removed, saying he wanted more privacy. The Washington Post quoted a former member of the Trump administration saying that the Secret Service had been sending a rotating set of temporary agents to protect their young children and “There are all these new people coming and going. The kids don’t like that. They can’t get comfortable with someone they don’t know.” But the 24-hour protection for his family was restored later the same month.
Meanwhile, a separate source close to the couple insisted that, while they were having problems, they were not yet at the point of divorce: “Donald Jr. and Vanessa have been dealing with some issues, but they are not yet at the stage of filing for divorce. They are trying to deal with this privately. Don is still living at home, is a good dad and is super involved in his kids’ lives. He has always traveled for work, so his current schedule is not something out of the ordinary. He has a busy travel schedule now as he always does.”
Page Six goes on and on but that’s the basic gist – some sources are like “he hasn’t changed, he’s still the same d-bag she married” and other sources are like “actually he’s a bigger d-bag now.” I mean… it’s sort of difficult to feel sorry for anyone who willingly married one of the Trump “kids,” but maybe Vanessa is struggling a bit. If you’re anything like me, you might have also wondered if Vanessa is the Trump wife who is always going on Fox News and launching ridiculous defenses of the Trump family. She is not! That’s Eric’s wife. Also, I need an Ask A Lawyer function in the comments: if she does file for divorce, could she conceivably testify against Don Jr. in any future criminal trial or would they still have spousal privilege?
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