Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa recently filed for divorce, but it appears that their marriage was in trouble long before the recent split. According to new reports, the President’s son fell for a Celebrity Apprentice contestant seven years ago, and at the time Trump claimed his marriage was dissolving and he was ready to leave his wife. Could Trump’s fascination with a former MTV star be the reason his marriage ended?
According to new reports, Trump fell hard for Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day while she competed on Celebrity Apprentice in 2011, and he told the young singer that he planned to leave his wife for her.
But, this happened at the same time that Vanessa was expecting the couple’s fourth child, Tristan, and the family pressured him into staying in his marriage.
An insider even claims that the POTUS himself stepped in to tell his son to “knock it off.”
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However, that didn’t keep Junior from having an affair with O’Day, which lasted until 2012 and only ended because Vanessa found incriminating emails between her husband and the singer.
“When it started, they were very serious all of a sudden,” reveals an insider. “He told [O’Day] it was over with his wife, that they were separated, and he didn’t love her — all of that stuff. … Aubrey fell for him hard.”
O’Day has not confirmed the affair, but she did seemingly drop a hint during President Trump’s campaign back in 2016 when she tweeted that he was a “lying, abusive piece of trash,” and she had a story worth millions that doesn’t hurt her but hurts America.
Also, Vulture has speculated that O’Day’s 2013 song DJT is about Trump, Jr. since those are his initials and it describes her pining for a man who leaves to return to his real life.
After twelve years of marriage and five children, Donald Jr. and Vanessa have been living separate lives for a while now, and the divorce comes as a result of not just infidelity, but because of Trump’s alleged “controlling, tightwad behavior.”
Sources say that Trump Jr. treated Vanessa like a second-class citizen and kept her on a tight budget. She doesn’t live a lavish life and has had to go to her mother to ask for money to help with personal expenses.
These claims do not come as a surprise since this is the same man who traded photos of the couple getting engaged at the Short Hills mall in New Jersey for a free engagement ring.
However, a spokesman for Vanessa Trump has denied the allegations that she had to rely on her family for assistance and says that the couple still has respect for one another and that Donald Trump Jr. is a wonderful father to their five children.