Friends say Vanessa is divorcing Donald Trump Jr because he keeps her on a tight budget and treats her “like a second-class citizen.” According to multiple sources, living with the president’s son was no bed of roses. She had to ask her mother for financial support.
Vanessa’s spokesperson denies the accusations, saying that Donald Trump Jr and Vanessa respected each other a lot, and characterizing the suggestion of her relying on family’s support as “utterly ridiculous.”
Friends say that the couple’s problems started long before they got married in 2005. The father’s presidency only made matters worse. Vanessa was said to have been interviewing divorce lawyers before Trump Sr was elected, and nobody expected him to win. When he did, Vanessa decided to stay until the term was over, but failed to keep her word.
A spokesperson for Vanessa denied that too. She said the decision that the spouses made had nothing to do with politics.
Social media was another factor in Vanessa’s frustration with her marriage, as friends say. She didn’t like Donald Jr posting the pictures of their kids and posing as a goody-good father, while IRL he spent most of his free time fishing and hunting.
Vanessa’s spokeswoman commented that Vanessa was usually the first to like his posts on social media and called Don a “very involved father.”