The news media seems so intent on finding negative headlines about our President, they are willing to go to tabloid depths. That includes passing along rumors that one of the President’s children is headed for a divorce.
According to The New York Post’s Page Six, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa are living separate lives and headed for divorce. The report comes just weeks after an envelope with white powder delivered to their home, sending Vanessa to the hospital as a precaution. The powder turned out to be harmless.
Vanessa and the eldest son of President Donald Trump married in November 2005 and have five children. But while they have not legally separated, friends say they have been living separate lives.
Divorce proceedings have not yet been initiated, but friends say they expect the couple to file soon. A spokesperson for Don Jr., Vanessa and the Trump Organization declined to comment, despite numerous requests to do so over two days.
Page Six claims the pressures of the Presidency and new demands on Trump Jr.’s time have made their marriage strains even harder.
One source told us, “The problems have been there for a long time, 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.”
Don Jr., 40, has been traveling a lot. In February he was in India, and he has continued to take his hunting trips. Don Jr. is an avid hunter and there are many pictures of him online posing with the carcasses of elephants, leopards and other animals.
Don Jr. and his brother Eric, 34, are running the Trump Organization while their father is in office. Another of the sources told us, “Don Jr. has been busy traveling, which has contributed to their problems. Vanessa is a devoted mother, but she is increasingly lonely and alone in the house with the children.”
Last year, Don Jr. asked to have his 24-hour Secret Service detail removed, saying he wanted more privacy. The Washington Post quoted a former member of the Trump administration saying that the Secret Service had been sending a rotating set of temporary agents to protect their young children and “There are all these new people coming and going. The kids don’t like that. They can’t get comfortable with someone they don’t know.” But the 24-hour protection for his family was restored later the same month.
The sources add that psychology graduate Vanessa is uncomfortable with the intense focus on the Trump family. One told us, “Vanessa is by nature is a very low-key person, and she is uncomfortable with the attention her family is getting now the Trumps are on the world stage. She is also worried for her kids, particularly after she received the threatening letter containing the white powder.”
In February, Vanessa was taken to a hospital as a precaution after she opened a letter addressed to Don Jr., mailed to their Manhattan home, which contained an explicit threat along with the white powder. The NYPD later said the powder in the envelope was non-hazardous, but the sources said of the experience, “It was terrifying for Vanessa, who is naturally worried for the safety of her children.”
Liberals on Twitter were gleeful over the idea of a divorce.
A Trump family impending divorce is really the most predictable plot twist
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) March 14, 2018
Donald Trump Jr and wife Vanessa expected to file for divorce after 13 years of marriage and five children, say friends https://t.co/SyDDlwfKs6
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) March 14, 2018
Trump, Jr.'s wife may seek divorce — could this have implications for Robert Mueller? (1/2) https://t.co/gI5a2Prc0p
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 14, 2018
— Page Six TV (@PageSixTV) March 14, 2018
The Trump family has yet to comment on the story.