Vanessa Trump really did it, she filed for divorce from Don Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr and Vanessa Trump,

On Wednesday, Page Six published a lengthy story about how Don Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa were/are having significant marriage problems. It’s not about another woman – at least not that we know of right now – but more about how Vanessa doesn’t appreciate Don Jr.’s international treason tour. She doesn’t appreciate being left at home with five kids, nor does she appreciate all of the political bullsh-t. She didn’t sign up for any of this. Well, I honestly thought Page Six was sort of talking out of their ass and nothing would come out of it except idle gossip. Guess what? Now Page Six says Vanessa really did it. She dropped some divorce papers of Don Jr’s dumb face.

Vanessa Trump filed for divorce against her husband Donald Trump Jr. late Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court. The president’s daughter-in-law filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning she’s not expecting a legal battle over custody of the couple’s five children or their assets. They were married in 2005.

Page Six first reported that they were struggling with marital problems related to Don Jr.’s travels and controversial tweets.

[From Page Six]

As I’m looking through the photos of Vanessa and Don, I still can’t believe that this totally normal-looking, pretty woman ended up married to such a douchebag. It would be one thing if a completely normal, pretty woman ended up married to a man who looked like a gargoyle but he had a great personality. Don Jr literally has NOTHING going for him. He’s dumb, his personality sucks, he’s up to his neck in treason, AND he’s unfortunate-looking. I know that’s superficial, but seriously! LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS. How did she end up with HIM? Maybe that’s what she realized too – “God I could do so much better.” Or perhaps she was thinking even longer-term and less superficial: “better to cash out now and get out before the indictments start rolling in within the family.”

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  1. Lotusgoat says:

    The weak chin on all the Trump men make them look like pouty toddlers about to throw a tantrum.

    • Pedro45 says:

      Sometimes you really can judge a book by its cover.

    • Alix says:

      I think Barron’s avoided this look, God bless him. The kid’s good looking.

      As for Vanessa, — about time you came to your senses, girl!

      Divorce won’t be easy for their kids, but I can’t help feeling it will serve them very well in the long run.

      • AppleTartin says:

        cute kids can become ugly adults, jury is still out on Barron.

      • Pandy says:

        Barron reminds me of Christopher Walken. Not sure he will be conventionally handsome. Agree jury still out.

      • Alix says:

        Well, crossing my fingers for the kid anyway.

        Where’s the weak chin from, Rump’s father? It’s a genetic mystery, like trying to trace the lantern jaws on the Willis girls (I mean, their dad’s Bruce, not Jay Leno).

      • jwoolman says:

        Barron looks like his father’s mother when she was young, sometime after she immigrated to the US at the age of 18. She really was a nice looking young woman.

        I think Don Jr looks fine. He and Eric did look a bit on the goofy side in Don Jr.’s wedding pictures. But Don Jr really looks much better now. Even Eric looks better now. You people are so, so b*tchy! :)

        On the inside, though, Don Jr has changed for the worse. He probably wasn’t nasty when Vanessa married him. They apparently were introduced by Donald Sr twice within a few minutes time at some event (a fashion show, I think) but didn’t hit it off until they met again much later and after a nice conversation realized they had met before. She reportedly said something about “you’re the one with the retarded dad!” when they compared notes to figure out why they each looked so familiar to the other. (She was referring to the Dotard forgetting he had already introduced them after just a few minutes, but it seems like a reasonable general impression to have of Donald Sr.)

      • Morning Coffee says:

        Something positive: their kids are adorable.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Melania’s genes have saved Barron. He looks Eastern European, Russian or Georgian. He has the strong bone structure. The first two wives did not. They couldn’t overcome 45′s genetics.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        It’s hard to see now, but Donald Trump wasn’t bad-looking when he was young.

        Barron looks a bit like him then, although he definitely inherited some good looks from his mom too.

    • ELX says:

      With all of the plastic surgery in that family you would think chin implants all ‘round, no?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        This is the confusing thing for me, too. Clearly they don’t oppose cosmetic enhancements. Why none for the male family members?

      • Tate says:

        Daddy spent all of the plastic surgery money on his favorite daughter. Ivanka used to look very much like her idiot brothers.

      • KLO says:

        @Tiffany because men in that family are not judged based solely on their looks

      • Ksenia says:

        @magnolia rose: That’s interesting, since Melania’s native Slovenia is a country in Central Europe, not Eastern Europe. Also, Russia *is* a part of Eastern Europe (except for the section in Asia, which you are clearly not referring to) yet you add Russia like it’s a separate alternative to Barron’s looking “Eastern European.” I do agree w you about Barron’s looks, though, for the most part. His pallor is quite typical of the United Kingdom, and I guess 45′s mother was Scottish.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Ksenia
        I should have said Slavic to be more explicit. I know Slovenia east of Italy and Central but Slavic. The Ukraine and Russia are Eastern Slavic but Russia is Eurasian so in my mind calling it merely European wouldn’t be right. Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia and which was an Eastern Bloc country hence the Eastern reference. Had I simply said Slavic it would have been a better term for my meaning. Slavic roots are also in Germany, and 45′s father was German. Barron is much more Slavic than anything else. And to me, he looks it like my parent does.
        It was lazy I admit, but I didn’t think much about it.
        Anyway, it was a compliment since I have seen so many attractive people in that part of the world.

        I don’t mean any snark but why were the more in-depth details important to you? I am curious. It read like you were offended.

    • Plantpal says:

      I am ‘blessed’ with a weak chin also. Damn, can we please, please, please not bitch about ANYBODY’s looks because that’s the way they were made and that’s NOT THIER FAULT. We are better than this, and we’ve surely grown some these past months? A womans looks are not her full value, a man’s looks are not his full value (or downfall) either. Please. And because she “looks normal and pretty” …. YIKES……we all know “pretty is as pretty does”. Is she still a pretty woman? I haven’t heard much about what she does (beyond parenting her 5 babies, I mean)…..

      • NeoCleo says:

        I’m with you sweetie. My jawline is fine, thank you, but I have the WORST hair. Thin, fine and scraggly. A pixie cut is my only choice and I’ve died a little inside each time someone has felt it necessary to point out my deficiency.

        The man is trash but the ugliness is on the inside–I don’t think he’s that bad looking–for a criminal and a cruel animal killer.

      • Raina says:

        I honestly think his personality somehow weakened his chin and gave him the pinched expression. I think they all started out with okay chins and it just started to get weaker each year. Like their chins rebelled and wanted off of their faces. It’s not even a looks thing. It’s a soulless thing.

      • noway says:

        Yes, if you are looking long term, looks shouldn’t be the thing, and obviously she wasn’t. Don Jr. looks so much better now than when they got married as does Eric. Looks are definitely something that changes for a lot of people and shouldn’t be the qualities we harp on most. Don Jr.’s horrid personality & intelligence is where we should all focus, as I can’t see why she married him.

        Picture of Trump kids at Don Jr. wedding. https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2018/03/16/people-are-freaking-out-that-ivanka-appears-to-be-wearing-white-at-donald-trump-jrs-wedding-heres-the-real-story/23387649/

      • magnoliarose says:

        The only reason I feel ok being a shamer with that family is that he has shamed women and minorities based on looks. And the outraged pettier part of my personality enjoys insulting him. I would never say that about the vast majority of people, but when someone feels free to use their high profile to humiliate other people, then I feel they are fair game.

        I wish I could claim to be the bigger person when it comes to them but my rage and loathing are just too strong. He is vile in every way possible. If he were kind and sweet, I wouldn’t see him in the same light and would defend him.

      • Esmom says:

        magnoliarose, Exactly. Even with his history of being a jerk, he could have used his current platform to build goodwill instead of nastily alienating so many. I have zero sympathy for him.

      • aenflex says:

        So, magnoliarose, you’re given a free pass to body shame because you don’t like the personality inside the body? Umm, can I get one of those passes, too?

      • Kitten says:

        Call me petty too then, MagnoliaRose.
        He’s repulsive, inside and out.

        I wish I could say that I feel bad or that I’m sorry for mocking his appearance, but that would just be a straight-up lie. And I’m someone who makes it a point to not make fun of people’s looks because I generally think it’s tacky and low-hanging fruit, but with this guy? Nah. He deserves all the mockery in the f*cking world.

        @aenflex-Who’s getting a “pass” though? She’s owning it and so am I. Lectures not needed.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @aenflex

        I explained my reasons. Conflating my statement to include the general public is purposely missing my point.
        As far as a free pass? I am not asking for one. I don’t need permission to insult this evil, treasonous bully. What am I supposed to be worried about? His feelings?
        If I could say it to his face, I would. That is how little I care about his feelings.

      • Lorelei says:

        ITA with Magnolia — our opinions can’t help but be tainted by what an awful person he is; I would never be so cruel about the appearance of a random stranger on the street and PlantPal I’m sure if I met you, I honestly wouldn’t even notice your chin! I would just think you were a nice and interesting person.

        These people are (terrible) public figures, though, who made themselves public quite willingly, so they’re fair game IMO.

      • Ain’tNoTelling says:

        Have you considered a chin implant? No snark, honestly asking. My girlfriend had one and it changed her life for the better.

      • Jussie says:

        But the thing is that there will be nice, normal, regular people with similar features reading these comments and feeling like people think they too look repulsive. Extremely weak chins, small features on large faces, being overweight…these are not exactly rare ‘flaws’.

        I had the same problem with criticism of Lena Dunham’s looks. She’s a vile human being and she absolutely goes looking for ways to get people to call her ugly so she can make hay from it. So I don’t give a crap about her feelings. I do care about the feelings of people who happen to share some physical traits with her and have to read people describing how hideous they find them.

      • Ackee says:

        It’s a terrible thing to say about a person, so on behalf of the commenters, sorry. I have had my character judged based in my face but that person was as gracious and refined as a block of cabbage so his opinion does not count. I think Don Jr is creepy. I’ve seen him drooling over a Playboy model on an episode of the Apprentice. He was looking at her as if she were a steak or something. His behaviour was disgusting.

      • LizLemonGotMarried (aka The Hufflepuff Liz Lemon) says:

        Hey PlantPal:
        Your face is absolutely your face and you have every right to love it as it is. I personally have a weight problem, and so I tend to find those comments a little challenging. Everyone has their pain point.
        That being said, a guy I dated in college had a chin implant between HS and college and I’m not exaggerating when I say it changed his entire life. He truly has never regretted it.

      • Bridget says:

        Can i point something out? The Trump men are all cultivating a specific look, that adds to an entire icky package. The slicked Back hair, the tacky “power suits”, the makeup, the overly bleached teeth. It’s all a ‘rich guy’ aesthetic that enhances everything about how awful they are.

      • A says:

        You’re right in that discussing someone’s looks negatively is never good. However, Donald Trump didn’t get where he got because of his looks, period. He got to his position right now because him and his supporters constantly denigrated another woman’s looks the entire campaign and then he became president.

        So yeah. It’s abundantly clear that this man’s bad looks are not taken as indicative of his value nor have they led to his downfall. He’s not going to get impeached because he looks like the Pillsbury dough boy got preserved for a hundred years in clay. However, he has destroyed women who have the audacity to not look pleasing to his eye. The situations are not equal here and to compare it as such is dismissive of the real struggles men and women face when it comes to how looking good gets you ahead in life.

      • LT says:

        NEOCLEO – I have baby fine hair, too. A bob hair cut, a good hair dryer and Living Proof thickening cream are my saving graces.

    • Sabrine says:

      He’s been exchanging sexy tweets with models. This is also the run-away chin guy who slaughtered an elephant and held up it’s severed tail to show his manly prowess. Yuck many times over.

    • JustBitchy says:

      Ivanka had her chin fixed. Often combo with fixing large nose is to do a chin implant

  2. Lucy2 says:

    You assume she’s normal because she’s kind of pretty… I would guess that anyone willing to be married to him, she’s just as bad as he is.
    I’ve seen a lot of speculation that this is just to protect their assets. They smell an indictment coming.

    • hindulovegod says:

      It’s an uncontested divorce, which does lend credence to the theory that they’re trying to protect assets. I would not put it past these grifters.

      • Reef says:

        It’s obvious this is an asset protection move. The same day Mueller subpoenas financial records for the umbrella org he runs for the Trump businesses, she files for a divorce. They’re not subtle.

      • Esmom says:

        Could it be “uncontested” because they had a prenup that leaves no wiggle room? Not that I don’t believe they’re doing something shady, I just don’t have much knowledge of how divorces work.

      • Pandy says:

        Yeah, I’m thinking asset protection as well. Mind you, I hope it’s because she’s tired of being shackled to DTJr but the $$ angle wouldn’t surprise me at all.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        My evil hope is that he thinks it’s asset protection and she thinks it’s a Get Out of Jail free card and the easiest way to dump that chinless, elephant killing, treasonous, dumb as dookie, loser.

      • Juls says:

        Asset protection. But the custody of the kids is not under dispute? Me thinks she KNOWS he’s going to prison so she’ll get the kids by default anyway. Divorcing him may be her way also of keeping CPS at bay.

      • jwoolman says:

        I think even a non-grifter would try to protect assets if facing possible conviction and a prison sentence. He has five young children and I wouldn’t assume he doesn’t care about them. He remembers how he felt about the stuff his father did and didn’t do when they were growing up. Donald Sr was really awful to his mother and to his children.

        I’m not sure such a maneuver will work if he is indicted soon, though. I know the IRS has rules about that, don’t know how it works in court. The IRS is suspicious about property transfers to family any sooner than in the past five years, if I’m remembering correctly.

        It’s possible that they were seriously heading toward divorce anyway and all this may just have accelerated it and started them thinking about lump sum payments to Vanessa rather than setting up recurring payments. Also the uncertainty in his future may play a large part in the uncontested custody arrangement. She would probably let him see the kids any time. Many men don’t think they could handle custody of young children, even today. Women tend to assume that they can figure it out on the job.

        I really don’t remember hearing awful things about Don Jr in earlier times, even though he’s off the wall more recently. He might have slipped back into alcohol and other addictions.

        He initially tried to avoid the family business. He might be resenting being dragged into all of this by dear old dad, and proximity to the old coot hasn’t been good for him in other ways. I think the kids have known for a while that dear old dad’s fortune is more smoke and mirrors than not, so there may not be so much left to fight over. They might be trying to get $$$ while they still can, and the worry about Mueller is probably pretty wearing on Don Jr. Eric may be out of the fray. He has gone along with the awful tweet tradition and defends his dad on tv, but he doesn’t seem like a naturally bad guy. His wife is the politically ambitious one in the family, I think.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Lucy2- It’s a common mob tactic to divorce the wife to protect/hide assets. I’d 75% chance this is a con, 25% chance the white powder thing broke her (maybe it wasn’t a hoax?) and he’s letting her go. There were no rumors or hints of marital trouble, and uncontested divorce means they’re on the same page.

      There’s a story here we don’t know.

      • boredblond says:

        Yup..there is such a thing as divorcing to keep assets, transferring them to the ‘safe’ partner with an unwritten ‘understanding’. I haven’t read them, but evidently her online accounts spout the same trump rhetoric the other brother’s wife does for the media, so the assumption she doesn’t go along with the madness doesn’t hold up.

      • NeoCleo says:

        Just jumping in here to agree with you. The fix is being put in place–and I believe these people are in a panic with good reason.

      • noway says:

        There have been hints of marital trouble for a while, even before the election. She’s like Melania in the fact that she doesn’t like the political stuff. I think she signed up to be a rich guys wife and mother to his kids, not this crap. There is a funny story of Trump originally introducing her to Don Jr. and then she met him a month later and said oh yeah you’re the guy with the crazy father. She’s also one of Leo DiCaprio’s many model dates, not stating that’s a plus.

        Still I’m sure it is a bit of saving assets and getting the hell out though. She’s probably not as stupid as the rest, and she sees he’s going to be indicted. People hate the Trump family, and she better get out with something for her and the kids.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Does a divorce do anything to spousal privilege and testimony?

      • Lyla says:

        @noway she didn’t say crazy, she actually said “you’re the one with the retarded father” cause sr introduced jr to her twice within the span of like five mins.

      • sa says:

        “Does a divorce do anything to spousal privilege and testimony?”

        @Tiffany, there are 2 separate spousal privileges, a communication privilege and a testimonial privilege.

        A divorce does not affect the communication privilege, meaning that anything Don Jr. told her while they were married (without a third-party present), remains privileged and Don Jr. would have to waive that privilege for her to speak on those things.

        The testimonial privilege ends when they divorce, meaning that even if she doesn’t want to testify against him, she can be compelled to do so (with the exception of things that are protected by the communication privilege).

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        The white powder was a hoax (it was just cornstarch), but that must have been terrifying as a mom with five young kids at home.

        I could see Don Jr failing to be supportive enough in the wake of that being what eroded the marriage past the point of it being fixable.

        I actually feel a bit of sympathy for Don Jr — not because of ANYTHING he’s done since his horrible dad got elected — but because of the stories about when he was in university. He was apparently drunk all the time and his dad publicly humiliated (physically assaulted, in fact) him in his own dorm. I think growing up the son of a narcissist broke something pretty important in him.

        The story of how Don Jr and his wife met implies they bonded over a lack of awe for his dad, but he’s been nothing but his father’s lickspittle since the election. It kind of breaks my heart — like he almost made it out of his father’s gravity well, but then got slurped back in (likely to his doom.)

    • Neelyo says:

      It does seem very suspicious and I can’t imagine Don Jr. letting anything go without a fight. Asset protection sounds about right. I hope they don’t get away with it.

      • smcollins says:

        Protection of assets has definitely been the top theory. I’d love it if she were conning the con, though, as in she’s going along with the divorce and sizable “settlement” to protect his money and then takes the kids, the money, and disappears (in a good way, not the mob way). I wonder what Melania is doing to get *her* ducks in a row?

      • lucy2 says:

        Wouldn’t that be awesome? “Sure I’ll divorce you to protect the assets” and then bolts for the Caribbean or something.

    • Clare says:

      @Esmom I’m no lawyer (so correct me if I’m wrong) but even with a prenup surely primary custody of the kids would be up for discussion in this divorce? Any ‘normal’ woman would want to take her kiddos as far from the two Don’s, as possible.

      • Another Anne says:

        A ‘normal’ woman wouldn’t have a marriage or kids in that dysfunctional crime family, imo, unless she’s either dumber than dirt or was seeing $$ signs. Time will tell whether she is facilitating an asset shield, or finally woke up and saw the light.

    • Lizzie says:

      with these people, where there is smoke there is a raging out of control forrest fire so – i’d say you’re on to something.

    • Mel M says:

      Agreed, I’m not buying that she’s not as bad as him.

    • TwoPac says:

      She is a mother of 5 and to have received that white powder in the mail- then NOW white powder (nerve agent) from Russia nearly killed a former double agent? Mother’s instincts, and mama is gonna run far away! I mean, what did she expect marrying an elephant killing POS, but I’ve made mistakes w men, so I’m gonna hope she just had a late wake-up call.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yes people have been saying this on Twitter. This is a way for them to hide their assets. Sham divorce. I wouldn’t put it past them.

    • SK says:

      Agree. And five children with that guy! As if the world needs more people, especially those with Trump genes

    • Nan says:

      Yep, my vote is on this being an asset protection strategy. The Trump Organization business practices are being investigated and Don Jr. is in over his greasy head.

  3. virginfangirl says:

    She was already wealthy but maybe the lure of being insanely rich lured her into the marriage. I bet she has many secrets to tell. Don Jr. will pay big to keep her quiet.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      The Trump “billions” are an illusion. There are good reasons we have yet to see any tax returns. Still, I do not blame her for taking what she can get and leaving now.

      • Elkie says:

        I suspect that this is the leverage Putin has over Trump – indisputable proof that he’s so deep in dept to Russian banks that he’s essentially penniless.

        The Trumpsters will forgive him for literally ANYTHING as long as they’re able to buy into the fiction that he’s a “winner!”.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Putin’s leverage is much more than money. He most likely has a thick file on his personal life and his finances. I wouldn’t even be surprised if he didn’t have him set up too for more leverage. He’s an easy target. Flatter and massage the ego and set traps that he will fall into without catching on.

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree magnoliarose – they were such easy targets, because they’re messy AND stupid.
        I bet they are in big debt to the Russians, and Putin & Co. have a YUUUUUGE file on all of them. They don’t mess around, and the Trumps were so dumb to ever get involved with them.
        Not a puppet! Lol. Except sad tears because holy crap this is all so scary.

      • Carmen says:

        The word on Wall Street is Trump is $3 billion in the hole. That’s billions with a B. He’s in so deep no American bank will lend him a dime any more so he had to climb into bed with the Russians.

      • noway says:

        @Carmen I love these word on the street things. one question though is this Trump or Trump Jr. who is 3 Billion in the hole or is that combined?

        My favorite word on the street is in DC people working with and around the White House said Pres. Trump is going to resign soon in some kind of pardon situation so his kids and him aren’t indicted and he can keep his ill gained money. I think some of that was wishful thinking though. However, I have seen the brackets that look like March Madness brackets betting on who is going to get fired next at the white house. That’s actually pretty funny.

  4. Neelyo says:

    Just another rat fleeing the Titanic. Like Melania, this wasn’t part of her deal with the devil.

    How she did it in the first place is beyond me. He is beyond hideous in every way. Looking like that, I can’t even imagine his odor. From his skin, his mouth, just ugh. Waking up, opening your eyes and seeing that.

    I do think he has a drug problem. During the campaign at least he seemed to be in a coke rage all the time.

    • Kitten says:

      When discussing how repulsive this person is, we must never forget to mention the trophy hunting.

      Oh, and she is also vile. They were a great match in that sense.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      I could believe yesterday she was leaving him for good because she’s had it but the “uncontested proceeding” makes me realize today that she’s still part of the family. She’s just going to be the one to hold the family’s assets until Don Jr. gets out of prison. When was the last time you heard of an uncontested divorce with custody already worked out? Not even in the real world does this happen. So between the wife and the 5 children, he can offload like 50-70% of his assets. Much better than 0%. This freakin family is so not subtle in their greed and corruption. They think Muller is an amateur.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        It happens in the real world sometimes. Not only was my divorce uncontested, but I asked for and received sole physical and sole legal custody of our children. We didn’t even have a pre-nup, he just didn’t fight me on it.

      • holly hobby says:

        Depending upon whatever crime these fools will ultimately be convicted of (I’m sure financial crimes have a higher probability of getting a conviction), the government may be able to go after her “assets” too. Just saying.

      • still_sarah says:

        When I was a divorce lawyer, most non-custodial parents liked to have joint custody (legal custody) but were content to have the children live full-time with the other parent (physical custody) as long as their access was liberal. Donnie Jr. may be one of those people. I can’t imagine he wanted his children to live with him full-time unless their mother was there to look after them.

  5. Astrid says:

    Indictments in the air….getting out while she can with the most cash

  6. RBC says:

    45 was about the same age when he divorced his first wife. I say Don Jr will be seen out and about with a new girlfriend in the near future.
    I dare anyone to google a photo of Don Jr and Vanessa on their wedding day. There is a photo of the happy couple posing with Ivanka and Eric. Not for the faint hearted……

  7. Talie says:

    When she got that powder sent to her…I bet that was the last straw. She just had enough of the circus. Who can blame her?

  8. Annabelle Bronstein says:

    Maybe Vanessa is cooperating with Mueller 🤔

    Also, never forget that DJTJ is exactly how Ivanka would look without the plastic surgery.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    How did she end up with him? I’m guessing that being a wealthy society wife to the one guy in the family who isn’t completely repulsive physically had a lot to do with it. I’m going to assume she’s just a big an assh*le as he is because it isn’t like he underwent some weird personality change when daddy won the big prize-he’s always been a jerk.

    It’s probably as simple as she signed up for one thing and the new game hasn’t gotten her the kind of additional attention she thought they would get and now that people are throwing around words like “indictment” she’s getting out while there is still something to be had from his name and bank account.

    • Betsy says:

      I have to say that prior to this whole Republicans hate America debacle we’re all being forced to live in, I didn’t pay the Family of Farts any attention, but Jr seemed to get so much worse over the last two years. He may have just been a garden variety anus previously and SO MANY women at all income levels will marry jerks that I can’t really bat at an eye at Vanessa doing so.

      But I want to know if this is an asset hiding or does she know for whom the bell tolls (her stupid husband and her in laws!).

      • Rapunzel says:

        My theory? All the Trumps changed a few years ago because of DT’s presidential aspirations. These aspirations came about due to desperation… The Trump’s are so underwater financially that they sold their souls to the Mercers, Kochs, Putin, and the whole RWNJ machine. For money. It’s all about saying and doing whatever will make them money. That’s always been how DT has operated. They believe nothing. They believe anything as a result. And of course now they are just saying whatever will keep the wolves at bay cause they know their time is up.

    • Esmom says:

      This is my general theory although I would disagree about him being completely repulsive physically, lol. I never paid much attention to him prior to the election but seeing how he’s embraced the hatred and conspiracies of the far right, I tend think he’s gotten even worse than he was. He’s just so despicable in every way, with no sense of decorum or regard for how a POTUS offspring should behave. His tweet about his daughter’s Halloween candy first tipped me off to how unhinged he’s seemed to become.

  10. Jenns says:

    Great. Now we’re all going to have to watch Don Jr. date. And you know he’s going to find a chick that looks like Ivanka just so his daddy will take notice and maybe pay attention to him.

  11. Shambles says:

    So do we think this means something wicked this way comes? I have a feeling. She’s getting out before the shit really hits the fan for the Trump family, including “If it’s what you say I love it” Junior, and this is a sign that it’s about to. Or at least I hope that’s what it means.

  12. Chrissy says:

    I’m sorry if I sound superficial but what was he thinking with that hairstyle in the top photo? I wouldn’t leave the house with my man sporting a 8 year old girl’s haircut. Also, why would she or anyone procreate 5 times with this a**hole or have anything to do with these grifters at all? Money isn’t everything when you walk down the street and everyone’s laughing at you because you’re married to that.

    • Aang says:

      I’ve read that lots of kids is the new status symbol for the ultra rich. To show that they can pay $50,000 pre school x’s 5, and all the other trappings that come with raising the next generation of oligarchs. Plus I’m sure their opinion of themselves is so high that they think they are doing us all a favor by spreading their DNA as far as possible.

      • Iknowwhatboyslike says:

        My kids earned scholarships to a prep school and we were thrust into this whole new world of seeing how the rich lives. One thing that I’ve been floored by was how many kids they have. If a family has one or two, it’s usually because they’re a young family and are just getting started. My oldest has friends whose family has anywhere between 4 and 7 kids. Those rich people love to procreate. Where as my poor friends and I all maxed at 2 each. We wanted a 3rd but knew we couldn’t afford it. That’s the only time I’ve ever envied rich people.

    • jwoolman says:

      His hair style in the wedding pic doesn’t look odd to me. He just was wearing his hair long and now it’s short. That style comes and goes. I like it better than the crew cuts that were popular for boys and men in my extreme youth.

      Long hair came back by my mid teens, I think, and the adults were having conniptions. They apparently had never examined closely pictures of the Founding Fathers. Even the Beatles’ hair was an abomination to them – and that was in the beginning when their hair was relatively short. The apocalypse was nigh when they started wearing their hair REALLY long in their Maharishi phase….

  13. lightpurple says:

    When the incident with the powder occurred, I though several things about it were weird. First: why was she opening his mail? Yes, I know couples open mail addressed to one another but usually that’s when you know what it is, like the holiday card from Aunt Mildred or the electric bill. This was something addressed to him. It smelled like she was checking his mail because she didn’t trust him. Second, the incident occurred at her mother’s home, not theirs. So, Vanessa was opening mail at mom’s house, like she had moved back in with her mom.

    Junior has repeatedly used their youngest Chloe to push his alt-right ideas. Even if Vanessa supports those ideas, who knows, most people would object to their little kid being used liked that.

    • Rapunzel says:

      LP- I’ve wondered a) why SS wasn’t opening Jr’s mail (he’s got SS protection, right?) and b) if it really was a hoax. Maybe it was bad powder, and she had a very close call. I doubt she’s willing to die for hubby when she has 5 kids to care for.

    • Esmom says:

      I said above that his nasty tweet about his daughter’s Halloween candy is what tipped me off to how much he’s drunk the Breitbart flavored kool aid. I can imagine she would be pissed about that for sure.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Didn’t know the mail was opened at her mother’s home. Your theory that she took his mail and opened it sounds plausible. Maybe she thought it was coke (he’s rumored to be abusing drugs). I could believe that was the final straw. Especially since no one in the family truly believed America would vote in the Orange One.

      I’m not sure if I buy the theory they are hiding assets because there’s no guarantee he’ll get it back from her. She would be free of him and have full custody of her kids.

  14. Beth says:

    It’s not like Junior was ever a nice sweet guy, so she must’ve liked his egotistical attitude at one time. I hope she has damaging info for Mueller

  15. Froggy says:

    A model named melissa Stettan (not sure if I spelled that correctly) tweeted a screenshot of a dm don jr sent her right after the birth of one of his kids.
    Rotten apple didn’t fall far.

  16. Ally says:

    Here’s a tweet showing some of the creepy weapons posts he’s liking on Instagram. I’d worry at some point, under all this stress, he’d transition from only harming animals for fun.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ashleyfeinberg/status/974110156333240320

    There was also this about sending weird DMs to women online:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/MelissaStetten/status/974440625520066560

  17. Chrissy says:

    When she married him, he was rich and the son of a reality star. I am sure if she could have crystal balled this shite, she would have mad a different choice. Divorce is hard on kids. Hopefully it goes smoothly for their sake.

    • Amy Too says:

      I can’t inagine that trump jr. really sees his kids that often anyways, though. Seems like he travels and campaigns and works A LOT. I also don’t see him as a hands on father when he is home. Probably spends a lot of time in his home office “working.” I think this is one of those cases where the aftermath of the divorce will pretty much be the same as the family dynamics while married.

  18. Green_eyes says:

    I can’t help but think the divorce is part of a Trump plan to transfer assets to her in an uncontested divorce. Especially since DT 2.0 is running Trump Organization & Mueller is at the door about to blow it down. This family is so sleazy and nothing is sacred to them..accept money.

  19. Differentview says:

    When questioning her motivations for marrying I think you should check out her mum, she looks very sketchy.

  20. Beth says:

    The Trump family is sleezy drama, so what’s next for Junior? Will he have an affair with Kellyann or Suckabee, or has he been madly in love with Melania for years? Maybe he’ll go back to disliking his father again, and will tell Mueller every fact needed to lock up the entire Trump family, stupidly thinking he’d be off the hook for being the leaker

  21. HK9 says:

    Glad she had the sense to run when she could.

  22. magnoliarose says:

    This is a preliminary move to protect some of the assets.
    Since her primary goal was to be a society figure like Blaine had been in the 80s and accepted into the elite circles I am not sure this was part of the deal. His offensive nature has always been there, and he was considered something of a loser and a huge jerk when she married him. She knew what she was getting into and married him anyway. 45 and his family’s reputation is not unknown to anyone in NYC.

    She fits in with the grasping since she wasn’t all that successful as a model or actress. I wouldn’t be surprised if at one point she considered a reality show. She tried to have a business I heard, but she isn’t a deep thinker and fits in with the superficial ideals. As a brunette, she looked a lot better but now sports fried blonde straw on her head to look like she is part of the stable. He is all about a wife as an accessory, and she was willing.

  23. Cynical Ann says:

    We’re all looking at him now through 2 years of seeing him descend into sticking up for his father, embracing alt-right for convenience, being a puppet for this administration. Prior to this, he was a not very attractive rich guy from New York who did not have a terrible reputation (other than the big game hunting.) Everyone is forgetting that Trump’s kids actually seemed nice, polite and not wild partiers or a-holes. That’s who she married. Everyone is piling on her like she intentionally married some kind of Nazi-she did not. While Eric’s wife has gone on tv multiple times to push the Trump agenda, Vanessa has stayed in NYC trying to quietly raise her five kids. She has looked totally miserable for the last year in every picture I’ve seen. I have sympathy for her-this is certainly not what she signed on for when she married him (whether she married him for his money or whatever-she herself is from another rich NYC family-she certainly had lots of options, so I think she must have genuinely loved the guy at one point.)

    • Esmom says:

      I definitely believe that Don Jr only embraced the Nazis for political gain and that he wasn’t the far right hater he is now when she married him. But I think he was still a massive jerk and if I’m not mistaken he was a very sloppy partier. Not nice and polite. But Ive never done much — ok, any — research on his background so who knows.

      • Cynical Ann says:

        She’s also half-Jewish, so that must have been really upsetting. (How the Kushners live with themselves over that crap is mind boggling.) Also-he was a partier in college-but not since.

      • holly hobby says:

        What everyone forgets is the Trump kids were registered Democrats that’s why they couldn’t vote for the jerk in chief during the primaries.

        I think prior to this power trip. They were not memorable and harmless. Somewhere down the line they embraced the Nazis and all the bad things.

        Oh yeah, Eric’s wife is Jewish also. How can any of the in laws say this is ok?

  24. teehee says:

    The worst part is, that this dumptruck will wreak a psychological war on her mind and feelings and thoughts, memories etc, and then once she finally does manage to ever leave, he will rake her over the coals for no good reason other than she was finally smart enough to dump his moronic, unethical a$$.

    Poor woman…

  25. Digital Unicorn says:

    There is more to this. They have 5 kids. Me thinks he’s about to get arrested and they are protecting assets by giving her a nice payoff. She gets houses and finds cause u know 5 kids to look after. I will bet good money that assets are quickly transferred to a trust for the kids.

    He’s a Trump and is all about the money and dodging the law.

  26. Marissa says:

    She’s from a rich family, so I don’t think she married him for money. She’s pretty in a generic way, so she could have married other guys from their social circle. I’m going to guess that she married a jerk because she’s one too.

  27. gingersnaps says:

    Whenever I see his name I read it as dump jr, fitting name I guess.

  28. Kristen says:

    Welcome to The Resistance, Vanessa.

  29. joyce says:

    How much property is she going to hold in her name before Donald Jr is wiped out? Is this just a preemptive move by both of them to hoard as much as possible?

  30. Jayna says:

    I really don’t care about Vanessa getting out. She’s a big supporter of Trump and the family by looking at her twitter feed retweeting something about the Dems shutting down government.

    I doubt she wanted the divorce for the reasons we would like to think. He just stopped trying I imagine, and with passive aggressive behavior, leaving her no choice, she filed. He probably is in an affair. She’s not over him because of his shifty behavior with his dad and horrible politics. She wanted more attention and time with him.

  31. TheVoice says:

    Is she taking taking the money and running before this family goes down? Are they trying to hide assets before they get thrown in jail? It’s all possible…

  32. Alarmjaguar says:

    Probably been said above, but I would bet all my money she’s doing it to protect their assets!

  33. Philo says:

    She not only thinks she can do better, uhm… she already has. (shhh).

  34. holly hobby says:

    Looking at the older pictures you can tell the glow left that marriage along time ago. The current picture just looked like two miserable brittle people. That’s what happens when you embrace the dark side.

  35. Veronica says:

    It’s really not a mystery. He came from wealth, and there was a decent amount of…well, not “prestige” but at least fame attached to the Trump name. Enough to keep doors open. Wealth marries wealth, the way it’s always been. (i.e. Nicole Hilton with a Rothschild)

    My suspicion is that she can see a storm coming. She’s got money enough not to want to stick around and put her children through whatever legal battle might be coming Don Jr.’s way.

  36. KBB says:

    I don’t think he’s in on any kind of asset hiding scheme. I don’t think he is self-aware or objective enough to even consider that he could be going down. He does not concern himself with consequences because he has never had to face any.

    If he were truly concerned with potential asset seizure and legal trouble, wouldn’t he be self-aware enough to at least modify his behavior? The guy spends his time favoriting insults of Parkland victims on Twitter and pictures of guns on Instagram. This is not some evil genius. He’s an idiot through and through.

    She still lives in New York, right? She is probably sick of being treated like a pariah by NY society people and wants to cut her losses before the shit really hits the fan.

  37. Rebecca says:

    Is this a real divorce or a scramble to save some assets before the s*#t hits the fan. I think they will find that Trumps children made a lot of money they shouldn’t have because they’re dad is president. This son is going to be the fall guy for daddy.

  38. .. says:

    Seems like a business move. I doubt they are all of a sudden divorcing.

    • themummy says:

      I think it is a real divorce. They both were photographed without their wedding rings already. Not that that means anything necessarily, but I do think it’s a real divorce. I think she’s getting out now and getting her settlement before Don Jr’s assets are seized when he is sent to prison for financial (and other) crimes.

  39. Chef Grace says:

    My Gramma MacPherson always told us that what lives in your soul reflects on your face.

  40. Helen Smith says:

    I am overweight but I can lose weight. Don Jr. is ugly on the inside which is far more permanent at his age.

    I keep thinking about Ivanka racing Trump down a ski slope. Trump grabs her and pulls her back so he will win the race. This is who raised Don Jr. It explains so much.

  41. Swack says:

    And she has hired a criminal lawyer to represent her.

  42. themummy says:

    Anyone else catch the fact that she did not hire a divorce or family attorney for this divorce. She hired a criminal defense attorney.

    Well…. THAT is interesting.

  43. jana says:

    If it’s not a con job divorce to protect his assets, then he’s relenting custody and everything else to guarantee she keeps her mouth shut about his activities. The Trumps are not a forgiving family when it comes to money.

  44. Anare says:

    Maybe this will give Melania the chutzpah to go next. Lol!

  45. StillTotalled says:

    Quickie no asset argument divorce == hiding info from subpoena!

  46. Sunnyjyl says:

    The divorce is a shell game.

  47. Deeana says:

    Things I read elsewhere:
    Trump Sr. tried to convince them not to split.
    The lawyer is a longtime family friend of her family.
    The prenup would spell out the terms of any divorce, thus nothing to contest.

    Wealthy folks don’t seem to sit around in unhappy marriages for as long as we po’ folks do. They have the means to move on and they do it. Plus, I’d imagine her family supports her decision to get aaway from the Trumps.

  48. Jenny says:

    I don’t know, I think they’re about equal in looks. I have no idea what her personality is like, but she chose to marry him and have five (!!) kids with him- how great of a personality could she really have? Any woman with just average brains would take a look at that man and go “nope, not contributing to keeping those genes floating around in the gene pool.” She didn’t so maybe they’re both perfectly matched, in intelligence, looks and personality?

  49. Jag says:

    He had money going for him because his father is rich. That’s why.

    As for her divorcing him now, I love it because she won’t be held to the marital confidentiality or whatever it is in court where spouses don’t have to say anything to incriminate the other. Well, unless it’s while they were married, in which case it would still apply. Can you tell that I’m not a lawyer? lol

    Perhaps she can get him to admit things once they’re divorced, and then testify to those instead.

  50. Kath says:

    Can’t blame her with crazy leftists threatening her kids.