Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa are headed for a divorce, according to friends close to the couple who spoke to Page Six.
The two married in November 2005 and have five children together. But public scrutiny of the First Family has taken its toll on Vanessa and she wants out as soon as possible, sources say.
A friend said of the couple, “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.”
Page Six reports the couple has not legally separated, but they are no longer sharing a residence. They’ve gotten individual houses and have been living alone for quite some time.
A representative for the couple has not commented on the matter however sources say they’re very close to officially filing for a split with the court.
Trump Jr. has been the subject of considerable skepticism surrounding Russian collusion and questionable international business dealings. He and his father deny any wrongdoing and maintain all work for his father’s campaign has been on the up and up.
Friends have expressed concern over his “bold and aggressive nature on social” media and his extremely “busy traveling.” They also say Vanessa was particularly terrified after a suspicious letter with white powder was sent to her family’s residence last month.
If it goes through, the couple’s divorce will likely be a central part of the news cycle and both will receive a considerable amount of criticism. But friends maintain the split has nothing to do with politics.