Vanessa Trump Decided to Dump Donald Trump Jr. Right After This 1 Huge Event

More information about the demise of Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr.’s marriage is coming out. Apparently, Vanessa had an unexpected back-up plan (page 7) that may have influenced her decision to leave the marriage when she did.

Here’s the huge event that may have prompted Vanessa Trump to dump Donald Trump Jr.  

Unexpected news

Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump

The divorce came as a surprise to many. | Brian Ach/Getty Images for Make-A-Wish Metro New York

Many were surprised by the news of Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr.’s divorce filing. Most people thought Vanessa and Donald Jr. had a happy marriage. The only people who weren’t surprised were close friends and family. Friends told Page Six the couple had been having marital trouble for some time. In addition, sources confirmed Donald and Vanessa have been living separate lives.

Next: The heartbreaking rumors that Vanessa couldn’t ignore.

Affair rumors while she was pregnant

Trump had an affair with O’Day while his wife was pregnant. | Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Life & Style Weekly

Sources are claiming Donald Trump Jr. and singer Aubrey O’Day had an affair. They say the pair began a romantic relationship while Vanessa was pregnant with the couple’s third child, Tristan. The singer was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in 2011.

Another source told the publication Donald Jr. was the one who initiated the romance. “Don Jr. pursued [Aubrey]. It was him who chased her,” a source told Page Six. “He told her that his marriage was already in the process of dissolving.”

Next: Vanessa’s life with Donald Trump Jr. was nothing like you’d imagine.

Life with Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump

Sources say Trump is very cheap and often distant. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Vanessa was not living the Trump lifestyle, according to Page Six. Insiders say Donald Trump Jr. is cheap, and that he allegedly put Vanessa on a strict budget. Sources also say Vanessa didn’t even have enough money to pay her bill when she went out to eat dinner with friends. They claim she had to ask her mother for money.

“He treats her like a second-class citizen,” a source told Page Six. “He gives her very little help and has been keeping her on a tight budget. She doesn’t live a lavish life and can very rarely pick up a check at dinner.”

Next: Vanessa was not happy with Donald Trump Jr.’s controversial actions.

Vanessa is not a fan of husband’s controversial tweets

Donald Trump Jr. takes a selfie | (David Becker/Getty Images

Another point of contention, according to Page Six’s sources, is that Vanessa was not happy about her husband posting so many controversial tweets and his overall habits on social media.

The sources said that his friends even became worried about some of the posts he chose to like. Two in particular that Vanessa and others were allegedly upset about were the ones he liked that had to do with the Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. He first liked a tweet linking antidepressants to mass murder, before liking another that attacked one of the students who survived the shooting.

Next: Vanessa does not like her family in the spotlight?

She’s uncomfortable with the media attention the family gets

Trump's family at his campaign announcement

The family is getting more attention than she was comfortable with. | Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Because they are now the first family, the Trumps are under a microscope more than ever before, which is something Vanessa is reportedly not fond of. What is extremely bothersome and unnerving though is that her family has become a target of threats.

“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,” an insider explained. “She is also worried for her kids, particularly after she received the threatening letter containing the white powder.”

Vanessa was hospitalized as a precaution in February 2018 after opening a letter containing a white substance which was addressed to her husband. A Massachusetts man was later arrested in connection with sending the envelope.

Next: Vanessa wife hated being alone while he traveled?

Vanessa didn’t like being alone with the kids all the time

They have a big family | Donald Trump Jr. via Instagram

It was also reported that what really bothered Vanessa, and the main reason for their separation, was that she was apparently alone so much because of Trump Jr.’s busy schedule, which called for him to travel a lot.

“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,” Page Six was told.

Next: This is the big event that changed Vanessa’s life for the better.

A life-changing event

Vanessa Trump poses at the Imperia Vodka booth during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008

She’s now independantly wealthy. | Getty Images/Getty Images for Imperia Vodka

Vanessa Trump recently came into significant wealth, reports Page Six. Now, she won’t have to rely on others for financial assistance. Her family increased their wealth as a result of an investment in Rao’s marinara sauce.

Vanessa’s late father, Charles Haydon, invested roughly $1 million in Rao’s Specialty Foods and controlled 30% of the company. The business was sold in 2017 to a corporate firm for about $415 million. Consequently, Vanessa’s family got a big payout.

Next: Vanessa had interesting timing.

The timing makes sense

Had she been waiting to leave Trump? | Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

The timing of Vanessa’s divorce filing makes sense now. Considering how tough it has been for her financially (assuming the sources are telling the truth), it appears as if Vanessa was just waiting for the right time to call it quits. If Donald Jr. is as cheap as insiders are saying, and if he took a page out of his father’s playbook and had Vanessa sign a prenup, it’s likely she won’t receive much from the divorce settlement.

Next: This might be another reason Vanessa chose to file for divorce.

Another reason Vanessa might have chosen to file for divorce

Profile of Muellers face in front of a microphone.

Did she file before Mueller could clamp down on the Trumps?  | Alex Wong/Getty Images

Page Six notes the divorce filing occurred the same day as special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed President Trump’s family business, requesting that the Trump Organization release information related to the Russia investigation. A divorce lawyer told the publication Vanessa may be filing now so she can get a financial settlement before the Mueller probe potentially puts Trump Jr.’s assets at risk.

Next: This is what Vanessa’s family is doing with their windfall.

Big spender

New York City

Her family is already making pricy real estate purchases. | Sborisov/iStock/Getty Images

Vanessa’s family isn’t wasting any time. They are already enjoying the financial windfall. Bonnie, Vanessa’s mother, made a big real estate purchase. She recently bought the late Roger Ailes’ (the former Chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations) Fifth Avenue penthouse for $6.4 million. She was able to make the hefty purchase in cash.

Next: Is Vanessa Trump’s wealth up for grabs?

Does she have to share her newfound wealth with Donald Jr.?

She doesn’t have to share a thing with her ex. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Attorney Raoul Felder, who is not involved in the divorce case, told People Vanessa’s financial windfall cannot be taken by Donald Trump Jr. during the divorce proceedings. “He cannot” touch it, Felder told People. “New York State, like many states, makes a division between separate property and marital property. It’s only marital property that can be divided.” So, it seems like Vanessa’s wealth is safe.

Next: What role did Donald Trump play in the marriage?

Donald Trump introduced them to each other twice

It took a while for the pair to hit it off. | Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Vanessa and Trump Jr. met in 2003 at a fashion show. President Trump introduced her to Trump Jr.—twice. She told The New York Times in a 2006 interview that Trump Sr. had introduced them twice within five minutes. At the time, there wasn’t a love connection and the two went their separate ways. A few weeks later, they met again at another party and hit it off this time.

Next: What do we know about Vanessa?

Who is Vanessa Trump?

She’s a former model. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Just like almost all the women in the Trump family (both past and present family members) Vanessa is a former model. (Marla Maples as well as Ivana, Melania, and Ivanka Trump are all former models, so this is no surprise.) Vanessa used to work with the Wilhelmina agency and grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York. She’s known for dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Additional reporting by Michelle Kapusta.

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