According to friends of the couple, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa are expected to file for divorce. Sources suggest the pair, who have five children together, have been growing apart and that “problems have been there for a long time” and that “it is getting harder to resolve their issues.”
Sources close to the couple, according to a report by the Daily Mail, Trump Jr. and Vanessa have effectively been leading separate lives.
“The problems have been there for a long time,” said one source. “The couple had hoped to stay together during the president’s time in office, but it is getting harder to resolve their issues.”
“He’s never there.”
Trump Jr. proposed to Vanessa in 2004 with a $100,000 engagement ring, an event that was captured by several photographers who were informed of the proposal in advance.
The pair married in 2005, with the ceremony being held at Mar-a-Lago, though the even was almost delayed when Hurricane Wilma came through, forcing the service to be moved from the resort’s lawn to a sheltered area near the pool.
They also have five children together – Kai, Donald III, Spencer, Tristan, and Chloe. All five children were born in the span of seven years.
The couple appeared to be spending less time together during recent months, including during the holiday season.
Trump Jr. frequently shared videos on social media during a two-week stay in Palm Beach that showed him spending time with the pair’s children, but Vanessa was not featured in the clips.
Vanessa has also not been present at a few events, including one family dinner and a New Year’s Eve Gala that also occurred on Trump Jr.’s birthday, which is December 31.
It was also revealed in February that Vanessa was at an apartment, separate from the family’s home in Manhattan, when the envelope containing the white powdery substance was opened.
Trump Jr. was also seen out with his daughter Kai on Valentine’s Day instead of Vanessa.
In an Instagram post, he stated, “Valentine’s Dat selfie with one of my favorite Valentines. Early dinner with my girl Kai.”
Vanessa was seen dining with Donnie and Tristan.