President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was hit with devastating news this week when his wife of 12 years filed for divorce from her husband.
The president’s daughter-in-law filed in an uncontested proceeding in Manhattan Supreme Court, meaning she does not expect a legal battle over custody of their five children or assets.
“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. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”
– Donald Jr. and Vanessa Trump
In a statement obtained Thursday night, the couple said: “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. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”
Vanessa and Trump Jr. were married in 2005. Page Six reported earlier this week that the couple has been struggling through marital problems.
Last month, Vanessa was taken to the hospital after receiving a letter containing white powder that was later deemed to be non-hazardous, New York City police told Fox News.
Trump Jr. tweeted at that time that he was “thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning. Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”
Trump Jr. called off his Secret Service detail for a good period of time in September, reportedly because he wanted more privacy. Sources told Page Six that Vanessa is a private person. However, his detail was reactivated about a week later.
Vanessa filed a summons Thursday — simply notifying her husband that she wanted the split. She has not yet submitted paperwork, but her uncontested filing means Don Jr. and Vanessa — who is believed to have a “cast-iron prenup,” according to sources — are not heading for a fight over custody and assets. The nature of the filing also means the former couple don’t have to appear in court and their attorneys can quickly and quietly finalize the divorce.
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