Donald Trump Jr.’s wife headed for divorce after 12 years of marriage.
Donald Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa Trump took legal steps on Thursday to end their 12-year marriage, and the couple issued a statement saying they’re going their separate ways but “will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families.”
Vanessa Trump, a former model, listed the break up as “uncontested” in a state supreme court divorce complaint filing that it is secret except for the title of the case.
The couple, each 40 were married in 2005, and have five children. Their first child, a girl born in 2007, making Donald Trump a grandfather 10-years before he became American President.
According to Associated Press, in a statement issued through The Trump Organisation, where Donald Trump Jr. is an executive, the couple said in part, “After 12 years of marriage we have decided to go our separate ways….We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority.”
Trump Jr. was an enthusiastic mainstay on the campaign trail during his father’s 2016 march to the Republican Presidential nomination and then the Presidency and now co-runs the family business with his brother Eric Trump, overseeing a global empire that includes hotels, golf courses and winery.
Vanessa Trump’s engagement and marriage to Trump Jr. had been a subject of tabloid fascination in New York Times long before her father-in-law, who had been divorced twice and married three times, entered politics.