Rumblings about a separation and potential divorce between President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump, began to circulate on March 14, 2018. Representatives for the pair would not comment on the news at the time. But within hours, Vanessa filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families,” the former couple said in a joint statement confirming their split. The statement went on to read, “We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”
Those close to Vanessa and Trump Jr. didn’t seem surprised by this move and offered a few reasons as to why they finally decided to end their marriage. Here are those claims and exactly which issues Vanessa’s spokeswoman has confirmed and denied.
the reason friends of the Trumps weren’t shocked by the filing is that the former pair had reportedly already been living separate lives.
E! News noted that last time Vanessa was seen on Instagram together with her husband and their children was on Feb. 19, 2018, when they celebrated their oldest son’s birthday. Prior to that, Vanessa was noticeably absent from the Trump siblings-and-spouses picture before President Trump’s first State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.
The last public appearance she attended with Trump Jr. and their kids was at the annual White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in November.