Vanessa Trump has filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump’s eldest son.
The divorce is not contested, meaning the President’s daughter-in-law does not expect a fight over custody of the couple’s children or assets.
Friends told the 254news.co.ke that the pair, who married in 2005 and have five children together, have been living largely separate lives.
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.
Unlike other Trump family members, including Eric Trump’s wife, Lara, Vanessa has maintained a low profile over the last few years, largely staying out of politics.
The news comes shortly after a scare in which Vanessa opened an envelope addressed to Donald Jr. that contained a mysterious white powder, which was later determined not to be hazardous.
Vanessa said in 2006 that the elder Trump introduced her to his son at a fashion show twice within five minutes. The pair did not hit it off during the awkward interactions.
But six weeks later, they met again at a mutual friend’s party. They didn’t recognize at first. They married few months later.